For many, weddings are the most important time in people’s lives. This one special day marks the union that is meant to last forever, witnessed and celebrated by family and friends who have come from all over to be together. Nothing sounds more magical than that.
But do you know what isn’t magical? The cost of weddings. On average, a wedding can cause at least $13,000, and they often skyrocket to even higher prices. Luckily, there are ways to curb these costs by planning your wedding yourself.
Here are some simple tips to planning a cheap and affordable wedding:
Hit the Web
Did you know that rougly 93% of all brides use the internet to plan their weddings? Yes, with the rise of pinterest and other photo content sites, finding the perfect DIY means to your own dream wedding is now easier than ever. To start out, make a Pinterest account and peruse wedding tags to find inspiration. Included in these are ample DIY crafts for decorations, goodies, and other important wedding accouterments.
Booking a venue can be one of the most expensive aspects of a wedding. Instead of picking a fancy wedding hall, why not host a backyard party instead? For a backyard party, you only need a few things: a wedding tent rental, table and chair rentals, linen rentals, and maybe an outdoor dance floor for some added fun. While the party tents rentals and everything else may seem like a lot of expenses, you’ll end up saving more money if you have a party in your own backyard.
Catering is a tough job to do alone. While you may think you’re an excellent home cook, you haven’t cooked salmon to the perfect temperature for 120 or so guests. So this is another job you might want to enlist help in. If you do feel like you can go it alone, try doing buffet style, as it will be easier for guests to help themselves.
So what are you waiting for? Get on those party tents rentals and have yourself the best wedding ever!