Planning your glamorous wedding day can be fun and exciting while at the same time stressful especially when it comes to the financial aspect. Let’s face it, most engaged couples are working full time jobs and will pay for the majority of the wedding themselves. Unless money is truly no object you should establish a realistic budget and stick to it. Here are a few tips that’ll help you get started with planning your glamorous wedding day.
Money Saving Glamorous Wedding Planning Tips
Research: Before you even begin to plan your special day, take time to research the average price of wedding services in your area.
Set a Realistic Budget: By setting a budget early in the planning stages you have a realistic idea of the amount of money per guest you can afford to spend.
Trim that Guest List: Limit your guest list to family and close friends. Don’t feel compelled to invite everyone you have ever known.
Plan Early: Start planning as early as 18 months in advance. This allows you time to save up money and pay in full. Ask vendors for discounts if you pay in full and with cash.
Off Peak Months: Avoid the peak wedding months and consider an off peak month such as February, March, or April.
Friday or Sunday. Saturday is the most popular wedding day. Most reception venues offer a significant discount for Friday or Sunday rentals.
Buffets. Choosing a buffet style dinner over plated service will save a significant amount of money especially if have over 100 guests to serve.
Prioritize: Decide which elements of your wedding day are most important. (i.e. venue, food, entertainment, décor, etc). Commit more of your budget to the element that will please both of you.
About The Author:Tiffany Graham is the owner of Elegant Events by Tiffany, LLC a wedding and event planning company located in the Washington DC metro area. Established in 2007, Elegant Events by Tiffany has grown to be one of the finest and sought after wedding and event planning companies in the Washington DC area.