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Top Tips For Planning The Glamorous Wedding On A Budget

by Diana Smith
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You’ve probably been dreaming about your wedding day since you were a little girl. Sparkle, glamour and fairy tale bash is every girl’s wish. However, sometimes all that glitter costs a fortune. For someone who is not a celebrity or doesn’t earn an obscene amount of money a year nor has a loaded savings account, the fairy tale is unachievable. Fortunately, your glamorous dream wedding doesn’t have to break the bank if you decide to follow the tips we’ve listed below.

Book it off-season

One of the biggest money savers is the wedding date. September and May are the two most south-after months for tying the knot. That means you will pay thousands of dollars more for the entire event simply because all the people you’d hire would be overbooked and take advantage of your wish to have a perfect spring or autumn matrimony. Therefore, we suggest a winter or midsummer wedding that will cost less. Not only should you choose the season carefully, but the day of the week too. Saturday has always been the wedding day, which made all the venues increase the price if you opt for a Saturday event. Going for Fridays, Thursdays or Sundays saves plenty of money without sacrificing the enjoyment.

Have an at-home wedding

The venue is one of the highest wedding expenses. To save money on an expensive ballroom or a garden, go for an at-home wedding. Backyard weddings can be just as classy and elegant as any other if you know how to set up the décor. Silk chair covers and table cloths, mixed with fairy lights on a trellis and over tree branches, will quickly set the mood for the ultimate glamour. Tying the knot at home immediately limits the number of guests you can invite, which means spending less money than if you had your nuptials at a venue.

Cut the number of guests to a minimum

The more people you invite, the more expensive the wedding will be. Whether you decide on an at-home wedding or plan your happy day at a venue, limit the number of invites. An intimate wedding with family and close friends makes the entire bash more special and less stressful. After all, do you really want to invite that aunt you haven’t seen in 10 years? Or all those cousins you only see pictures of on social media and have never even met because they live halfway across the state? The fewer people you invite, the more money you’ll have to invest in décor, videographer, catering and party favours.

Consider different photographer and videographer options

Speaking of videographers, you’ll want your special day memorised forever. With all the excitement about getting married, you can easily miss out on too many special moments during the ceremony and reception so you’ll want to watch the entire event over and over as you grow old. Now that you’ve saved money by inviting only the most important people, you can splurge on hiring a videographer, if needed. Finding an experienced wedding videographer will be of the essence as you’ll want a person who can create an exceptional wedding film that captures the uniqueness of everyone present. Tell your beautiful love story through a film professionals will make.

Have a tailor-made gown


No, by that, we don’t mean going to the wedding dress store and having them make a unique gown for you. That can potentially cost more than the entire wedding. However, some brides don’t fantasise about ball gown style dress but prefer something simple yet chic. A long white gown that can later serve as a formal dress for other special events without looking like a wedding gown won’t cost nearly as much as a standard wedding dress. When you make it according to your body measures, it will look stunning and more fabulous than any other dress. Look for an excellent tailor who can make a dress you’ll look glamorous without breaking the bank.

Homemade food options

Catering is another expensive item on the list, so you should come up with ideas to avoid spending too much on food. How? One of the best options is to have homemade food options. Every mum will gladly put some effort into making delicious canapes, cakes and salads. For the main course, you can order various types of meats or vegetarian options for people who don’t eat meat.

DIY décor

DIY wedding décor often looks better than pre-bought items. If you have someone with a knack for arts and crafts, start working on your wedding décor. For instance, you can create a paper flower wall for the stunning photo backdrop. No one will ever know the flowers aren’t real, and the photos will look gorgeous. Ordering balloons in bulk will save money too. Go for elegant colours like white or gold for a dose of luxury. Repaint old picture frames the same colour and uses them for table number cards.  

A glamorous wedding doesn’t have to cost a fortune. All it takes is a bit of effort from everyone’s side and some creativity to create a wonderful wedding. Follow the tips we’ve listed for unique, fabulous and unforgettable nuptials everyone will enjoy.

Diana Smith

Diana Smith

Diana Smith is a full-time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to Social Media and latest IT news. In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family. I look forward to your comments or ideas on health and wellness topics you would like more information on…


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