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What Dreams are Made of: How to Have Your Dream Wedding on a Budget

Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life. For a lot of women, it’s a day that they’ve planned out in their mind since they were little girls and for that reason, it’s especially important to not only make your wedding an unforgettable moment for you and your soon-to-be husband but also for the guests you invite.

Now, although there are TV shows that turn planning your wedding into a competition of whose wedding was better, that’s not what we’re here for. We’re here to discuss what it takes to not only have a memorable wedding but also what it will take to have the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank as well. Check out these beautifully budget-friendly tips on planning your dream wedding.

Pick a Multi-Purpose Location

A multipurpose location is one that can either be a double or triple threat, meaning, you want to pick a location that will allow you to either have your wedding and honeymoon there or you can pick a location that will allow you to have your bachelorette party, wedding, and honeymoon there!

If you think about it, it really makes complete sense and it will save you tons of money because a lot of places have package deals with weddings and are accommodating to all the wedding guests. It’s really a great idea because all your wedding guests will be in the same are and it will give you the opportunity to socialize with everyone before and after the wedding and nothing’s better than being the center of attention with everyone’s focus on you!

Provide Transportation for Your Guests

This is an aspect that will not only be accommodating for you and your guests financially but it will also give you peace of mind that your guests will have safe transportation accommodations and not having to worry about your guests getting lost while sightseeing or anything. Providing transportation accommodations for not only yourself but for your group will definitely be a memorable moment of your wedding that no one will forget.

Determine Your Non-Negotiables Together

Your non-negotiables are the areas of your wedding that you are going to put the most money down for. For some couples, food and booze are their non-negotiables so they might have a minimalistic wedding and go all out on being able to serve their guest lots of food and cocktails to get the reception started off the right way!

Discuss Cutbacks

To piggyback off of non-negotiables, finding a way to cut back will help you have the wedding of your dreams in so many ways. If you know that you want to have a destination wedding, then consider making all your invitations digital, opt for a non-designer label dress, and start to cut back on aspects in your daily life. Maybe don’t eat out as much or cancel that gym membership you have been paying for every month that you never go to!

DIY Your Decor

Thanks to the life-saving website and app called Pinterest, you now have capabilities to have the wedding of your dreams that can look like a million bucks but actually on end up being a few hundred, versus the few grand it can be!

There are so many ways that you can plan your wedding to your own personal taste with the right crafting essentials:

  • Hot glue gun/glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Tool
  • Ribbon
  • Artificial flowers

Those are just a few of the essentials but with those supplies, you can really take your wedding decor from drab to fab in a matter of minutes. You just have to know exactly what you want and once you know that, you can actually start working on your wedding decor way ahead of time to get it done in time for your wedding! DIY Network even has great ideas that will help you with your own wedding ideas!

Ask for Help from Friends and Family

This is when you’re going to need to put your pride to the side (if you feel indifferent about this). There is nothing wrong with having family and friends help. Their help isn’t necessarily always a financial thing either. If you have an aunt who has her own bakery, wouldn’t the natural thing to do be to ask her if she could bake your wedding cake? Or if your friends have time, see if they can help you with your DIY wedding decor. You have to know that you don’t have to do everything on your own.