You're about to have the wedding of your dreams. It doesn't come cheap. After all, no expense should be spared for the perfect white dress and shoes, the matching platinum rings, the gala reception, the flower arrangements, videos and photographs, the wedding giveaways, and even the 6-tiered wedding cake. Unfortunately, your pocket book is becoming alarmingly lighter by the minute. So in order to spend for the things you really want, you'll have to think about cutting back on the things you only kind of want.
Think Twice and Cut Back
Indeed, cutting back on your wedding expenses seems like a good idea. But like all good ideas, it's easier said than done. You want everything to be perfect no matter what the cost is. All reason flies out the window - and for good reason.
If you stop, take a deep breath, and put things in perspective, however, you'll realize that this isn't a good way to do things. After all, though your wedding might not be like any other day, it's still just one day. You don't want to spend your entire savings for just this one day and end up with hardly any money to start your life together as a couple. That's not a good way to start a marriage, and it definitely doesn't put you on the road to happily-ever-after.
Cut Where Nobody Notices
The average couple can indeed be unreasonable when it comes to their wedding. But that doesn't mean you should be, even if you can get away with it. Though you may not want to spare any expense on your dress, suit or the reception, you can cut back on minor things, like the wedding giveaways, table centrepieces, or even cheap wedding party gifts.
Don't feel bad about getting cheaper gifts. Your wedding party are a handful of your and your fiance's closest family and friends. They'll definitely understand why you're giving them less priceier gifts. In fact, they might even expect it.
Cheap Can Be Chic
Breathe easy. Less expensive gifts aren't as bad as you think. Just because they're cheaper, doesn't mean they're tacky. You can put your genius to good use by picking gifts that are still tasteful and elegant.
Simplicity is the key. Contrary to what you may think, friends aren't that hard to please. You can find many sophisticated items as cheap wedding party gifts. Consider cufflinks, liquor flasks, cigarette lighters, and wallets. They're functional, and with your impeccable taste, you're sure to find elegant sophistication under $50.
With that taken care of, you can then spare no expense for your dream wedding outfits . The money you saved from buying cheaper gifts can be used to purchase more flowers or add more desserts for your guests. You can probably even add another tier on your cake. Indeed, by cutting back on some of your wedding expenses, you'll be able to splurge on the things that really matter and have more than enough left over to live happily ever after.
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Neal McFarlane is a full-time Toronto Wedding DJ ,VJ and MC who enjoys sharing his decades of knowledge to elevate every single event he can.