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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Keep Your Wedding Budget Under Control: A Simple Guide

Wedding budgets can quickly get out of hand. Especially if you have set your original figure without realizing what everything and anything to do with a wedding actually costs. The good news is there are some tactics that can help you stay under that magic number. Read on to find out what they are.


Research the prices of everything before you buy

They say that comparison is the thief of joy, but this certainly isn't the case when it comes to keeping your wedding budget under control. In fact by carefully comparing the prices that your venue and vendors are offering you can make some smart budgetary decisions.

Although, it is worth bearing in mind that while looking at the cost of things for your wedding, you should also carefully examine the services you will get for your money. For example, these wedding photography prices comprehensively describe everything that is included, and the different options you can choose. This makes choosing well so much easier while also ensuring you get precisely what you need for your big day.

DIY as much as you can

Another way to keep your wedding budget under control is to use trends as inspiration for your wedding but actually do the creative work yourself. This means crafting invitations, decorations, and if you are handy with a needle and threat even some of the outfits.

After all, all of these things can really add up, and if you have time and skill, creating centerpieces, silk flower bouquets, and other decor can be a lot of fun!

Go preloved rather than new

In a similar way to saving money by DIYing things for your wedding, you can also keep a hold of your budget by opting for preloved items rather than buying them new. The good news is there is a brisk trade in second-hand wedding items that includes decor such as candy bars, centerpiece bowls, and even lit backdrops look on local groups on social media, as well as eBay and freecycle sites.

Then, there is the option to go for a preloved dress, rather than a new one to consider. The great thing about this is that you can get a high-end designer dress that has only been worn for a few hours for at least half off. Not to mention that choosing this option is so much better for the environment too.

Get a wedding budget tracker and use it

Last, of all, a vital part of keeping your wedding budget under control is tracking it. Indeed, as weddings can take anything of a year upwards to plan, so keeping accurate track of your spending is vital if you do not want to go over budget.

The good news is there are several ways you can do this. Most people opt for a digital spreadsheet, although there are also pretty paper versions available from sites like Etsy. For some, separating out their wedding money into a pot or even a different account can help them stay on top of the spending for their big day.

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