Although it may seem hard to believe, weddings are becoming more expensive each year, with over 25 billion dollars is spent each year on weddings. The average per wedding is 20-25,000 spent on each. But just because a wedding is expensive does not mean it will be a success. You really can still have a wonderful day even though it might be a cheap wedding although you might not be convinced yet! Here are a few suggestions to help you save some money on the more expensive areas; this could make it a reality for less than you think. Cheap Wedding Gowns Choosing a wedding gown does not have to be costly. The huge cost of a designer wedding dress cannot always be justified these days.
many bridal shops carry a large number of previously owned dresses that can be hired or bought for considerably less than new. Or if you're looking for unusual wedding dresses, try a casual wedding dress which is likely to cost a lot less than a formal wedding gown. Planning the Reception The largest single cost is that of the wedding reception but even here savings are possible; with close to 200 people attending, the reception is the first place to make your cheap wedding more of a reality. Reducing the number of people who attend, including distant relatives or friends you haven't been in contact with for years, will help enormously; you can even carry out some of the catering yourself and have a hot and cold buffet style meal instead of a four courses. The venue of the wedding reception can also be somewhere less expensive than the local golf club or hotel; using a small club for example will mean the drinks bill is less by only catering for wine, beer and soft drinks at the bar.
Wedding Photography Although many photographers are employed for the entire day, this isn't really necessary; the majority of guests are more than happy to take photos on behalf of the couple, and they will be 'natural' shots as well! You could, if you are brave, dispense with the services of a photographer completely; a friend or relative who is a keen photographer might be happy to do this for you! Low Cost Personalized Stationary When looking at other areas where money can be saved, do not overlook wedding stationery; invitations for example, do not have to be taken to a printer when they can be produced by anyone reasonably competent with a home computer. Many people are now competent enough to produce near professional quality work; problems and errors can be corrected quickly without regular visits to the printers.With sophisticated customization tools you'll be able to enter your own text and preview it before you print; so as not to make any costly mistakes, all from the benefit of your probably underused PC. Flowers at the Wedding If you want to reduce the cost of flowers, then how about this for an option - why not visit the local flower wholesaler where huge savings are possible, then all that's needed is a little imagination when it comes to the display. There is no reason why a friend or relative can't bake the wedding cake, as this will save more money plus the traditional fruit cake does not have to be used as there are many other fillings that people enjoy. The Wedding Limousine One last money saving tip is too use the car of someone you know for the day, using this instead of a fancy limousine; you can almost guarantee they will be more than happy too.
Yes, it is possible to plan a less costly wedding without necessarily cutting back on the services, meaning that you can save money at the same time!.
Weddings cost a lot, and cutting costs can be a challenge. But cheap wedding dresses are readily available, and just as spectacular as the expensive unusual wedding dresses you may be considering now.