You found the right guy, you may have even found the right dress, but you still need to find the right wedding venue and even the right decor. There is a lot of work that goes into wedding planning (and a lot of money), but there are ways that you can save money and time when it comes to getting the right stuff for your day of saying “I do.”
If you’re not in a rush to get married you’ll definitely have to time to do some looking and planning. Keep these tips in mind when you start planning!
Finding The Perfect Wedding Venue
It’s more than just about where you’ll get married. You also want to find the right place for your memorable wedding reception. Both could happen in the same place, unless you’re opting for a church wedding. Even then, you can always rent a room from the church to have your party but you may have to conform to church rules that way (like no alcohol).
Finding a great venue that gives you a place to say your vows, then sit down and enjoy your first meal as a couple, and dance and have fun with your friends and family is possible. There are a lot of great venues for the perfect wedding all over the world. The whole package is a great way to save money.
Finding The Perfect Wedding Decor
You may find a venue that offers you some beautiful decor, but you’ll want more than candles and tablecloths. Plus, most people want something a little more personalized, with their names and wedding date, to let people take home for the memories.
Obviously you won’t have your names on everything, and you’ll want more than just some matchbooks or votive holders out to decorate for your dream wedding. What you use for decor will be based on a couple things. First, what is your wedding theme? And, second, what color is your theme?
If you are going for a western wedding with cowgirl boots under that dress, you may be having your decor look as though it were part of a western theme. You can find a ton of ideas on Pinterest for table decor, garland ideas, and more. With the internet it’s very easy to come up with great wedding planning ideas without paying a planner.
You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars in order to have the wedding of your dreams, but you also don’t have to sacrifice what you want just because you can’t afford it. Spend money on the most important parts, your dress and your reception venue, and the rest can be done DIY.
DIY weddings are actually very popular right now, so you will find your self-planned weddings is not the cheap way to do it, but instead it’s the right way to do it!