Things To Remember If You Are Bride On A Budget
Every little girl dreams of their wedding day and imagines it to be the best day of their life, arriving with excitement and fanfare and most importantly, expense.
Although your budget is probably the last thing one considers when planning your dream do, it often ends up becoming the deciding factor, for many couples.
If when the time comes to plan the wedding of your dreams, you find yourself a bit strapped for cash, try not to stress about it. What matters is the commitment you are making to your partner, and that you’re making those promises in front of the people who love you most in the world.
So here are a few things to remember, if you find yourself stressing financially in the lead up to your big day.
It’s not about the bells & whistles – Yes it’s true that having doves released while you’re proclaimed man and wife would be cool, and very lovely, but you have to ask yourself if you really need those things. There are some “little extras” that cost a great deal and are completely unnecessary, so although you may want them, try and remember that they’re not important.
It’s One Day – There can be temptation to adapt a very YOLO attitude and think, “but it’s my wedding day I’m only going to do this once.” As true as that may be, keep things in perspective. Don’t use it as an excuse to go mad and invest in things that you simply cannot afford. As lovely as they may be, it’s only one day.
You have the rest of your lives together – It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and the excitement of it all, but remember that you don’t have to go for broke on your wedding day. Remember that you have a home and a life to make together, so don’t think you have to tick every box on the big day. Leave something to look forward to, there’s so much you have yet to experience together.
There will be other opportunities for a luxury honeymoon – Again it can be very easy to get caught up in the romance of it being your honeymoon, and decide to “treat yourselves” to a luxury holiday. But only do this if you can afford it. There will be other times later on, when you will be able to do that.
Pinterest Perfect Touches – Pinterest is a fantastic tool for getting inspiration for your wedding, besides many other things. However, couples spend ridiculous amounts of money trying to recreate wedding favours or extras that they saw somewhere in pinterland. As lovely as they may be, they are unnecessary. However, if you like a bit of craft and DIY, then feel free to get creative.
Realise What Guests Notice – Guests notice the food, the drinks, the dancing and the love between the couple. So put your money and energy into those things, and don’t sweat the small stuff.
This is just the beginning, the first day of the rest of your lives together, so keep your focus on the bigger picture. Compromise between what you want and what you can realistically afford. After all your wedding day should be a representation of you as a couple!