Think about your first recognized date and the related expenses; it shall give you a somewhat clear idea regarding the dough you need to shell out for your wedding. In simple words, a wedding costs a fortune and to people who can afford, it’s not a big deal; however, problems arise if you are someone like me, living on a shoestring budget. And we comprise the greater part of this civilization; what do we do if wooed by the call of the bride?
A friend and a well-wisher advised me to start saving money – “you know something, it’s the little droplets that create an ocean”; true, but accumulating droplets are not much feasible if you are a resident of the deserts. So I embarked upon finding means to establish a cheap wedding plan.
I must thank the barman at the local pub; he had hit the nail right on the head. “What amount do you think you’ll be comfortable as your wedding cost?” I gave out an approximate figure; – “All right, then you must see which parts of an arrangement shall help you save money so that you may have the cream first and the cherry later.”
So his advices followed:
- Create certain items yourself. That includes the wedding invitation and the wedding favor. Uniqueness needn’t come expensive and vice-versa; if you have a penchant for it then no point looking back; else, there must be someone in your circuit who can get it done for you. Treating him to a Jack Daniel’s or two shall definitely work out cheaper.
- Arrange for a buffet instead of a full fledged sit-n-dine reception. This is one of the tricks for a cost saving wedding; in the sense, you do not require to hire that many numbers of people to serve and can also save on the part of hiring a great number of tables, chairs and related paraphernalia. And still better, if you can ration alcohol; an even measure of it shall also restrict consumption of food up to a great extent.
And that was my initiation to low budget wedding plans, without cutting out on the fun. And guess what; my honeymoon received an extra rosy shade with what I could save on the wedding.