Just because you are on a low budget doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful elegant wedding. In fact, many of the more affordable weddings have a more romantic feel to them. Cheap wedding are more personalized and recognize the true meaning of getting married.

Here are some tips to help you have an elegant wedding that is affordable.

How Big Of A Wedding?

Having less guests can allow you spend more money on other areas of your wedding. For example, you might be able to have a more expensive meal because the amount of guests are smaller.

The Time Of The Wedding

I’m talking about the time of day, the day of the week, and the season. Pick an off season, time of day, and day of week to save lots of extra money. A good example of this is to have your wedding in the mourning so that you can have brunch. This can be much more enjoyable then what you think. Many guests will actually love this.

The Dress

Do you really need a traditional wedding dress. You probably don’t if you want to mix things up a bit. For an early mourning a wedding you could get by on a really nice dress. Evening gowns and cocktail dresses are great options.

Make Your Own Flower Arrangements

Most brides don’t think of doing their own arrangements. It’s not really that hard provided that you keep the designs simple. There are lots of tutorials online that can show you how to do your own. Where will you get the flowers? Just do a search online

Couples spend billions of dollars each year on their wedding. With the average cost being over $20 000 per wedding. There is no doubt that many couples are spending way beyond their means just to reach what is considered to be average. Fortunately, there is no reason for you to spend that kind of money on your wedding.

I’m going to give you 5 tips that will help you plan your wedding even if you are on a shoe string budget.

Tip #1: Be Realistic About What You Can Afford

Allot of couples feel less of themselves if they don’t spend what is considered to be the average amount. I’m telling you shouldn’t feel bad at all. Many couples go into debts that they can’t pay off. Those debts can often lead to divorce. If you stay within your means you will feel allot less stressed out and your marriage will be better because of it.

Tip #2: Have A Small Wedding

Do you really need 200 or 300 guests? Are you really that close to that many people? Are these people that you speak to on a regular bases? It’s highly unlikely that you need a guest list that large. Consider only having your closest family members and friends. These are the people who are there for you when things madder the most.

Tip #3: Watch For Extra Charges

Many vendors will add on extra fees. You need get these out in the open before you agree to anything or sign a contract. Were talking about things like cake cutting fees, transportation fees, and corkage fees. Ask lots of questions and read any contracts before you sign.

Tip #4: Control Your Emotions

For the bride her biggest problem will be her emotions. A good example of this is when you go to purchase your wedding dress. Most shops will bring out dresses that look amazing and go way beyond your budget. This is done on purpose. It’s to get you fantasizing over yourself in that dress. You can easily end up overspending because of your emotions.

Tip #5: Ask Them To Stay Within Your Budget

When you go into any shop always state what your budget is. Tell the person who is serving you to stay within your budget. This way they can’t force more expensive options on you.