Weddings – even fairly modest ones – can cost ten thousand dollars or more quite easily. Many couples and families find that they rely heavily on savings, credits and credit cards to pay for a wedding, but the trouble with this approach is that after the wedding signature loans and other debts must be repaid, leaving the couple with less cash to get started with. Here are some ways to keep wedding costs low:
Do it yourself – Many creative brides are making their own flowers, centerpieces, decorations, and more – with a little help from guests, family, and friends. This creates a very personalized touch while also saving on costs.
Rent or borrow the dress – Wedding dresses cost thousands of dollars, but many families keep heirloom dresses that can be altered and worn again. Some formal wear companies also rent wedding dresses – including new designer dresses – for very reasonable rates.
Keep it simpler – The simpler the wedding, the less expensive it is. For example, many brides are choosing local in-season flowers instead of exotic blooms for their wedding. This not only ensures a fresher flower arrangement, but also is better for the environment and the budget.