How To Pay For An Extravagant Wedding On A Budget

Your wedding is the most important day of your life. Every woman deserves to live out her fantasies in her dream wedding. From the moment that you and your partner get engaged, you will start thinking about the day itself. Remember, planning a wedding should be fun, not stressful. You and your fiance could end up falling out over the wedding plans, especially if money is tight. Taking the time to work out a reasonable budget is vital. Here is how to pay for an extravagant wedding when you’re on a budget.

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Start saving right now

From the moment that you get engaged; you should begin saving. It is never too early to start cutting back and in doing so you could save a good amount of money. You will have a lot of things to pay for when planning the wedding. Making small cutbacks right now will mean that you have extra money to spend on the big day itself. Make a pact with your partner to save a certain amount each month and make sure that you stick to it. If both of you are making sacrifices for the wedding day, you will start to save a lot of cash.

Decide on your priorities

I hate to be the one to break this to you, but you can’t have it all. Sometimes in life we have to decide what your priorities are. Talk things over with your partner and decide where you can make some savings. Having a cheaper reception might mean that you can spend more money on the honeymoon. Each of you should make a list of your top wedding priorities. Try and incorporate your priorities into the wedding to save money on travel and everything else.

Get a loan

If you are struggling to save money for your big day, you should think about getting a short-term loan. You can always pay the loan off later and getting a loan means you don’t have to scrimp when it comes to your special day. You don’t want to look back on your wedding day and wish you’d made it better somehow. Look at online lenders which can lend you a large sum of money in an instant. Use the money with care, though, and make sure that you have a payment plan in place to pay the money back.

Haggle on wedding gear

When you’re looking for a wedding dress and wedding stationery, you can always haggle. The wedding industry is booming, and many companies make a lot of money from selling wedding gear. These companies can afford to give you a discount, and so won’t take offence when you try and get the price down. Remember, the company wants your business. You are the customer and as such you have the power. Haggle on everything from your dress to your venue, and you might just get some deals.

Get married ‘out of season’

Yes, there is such a thing as a wedding season. July through October is the most popular time of year to get married. December can also be quite popular for people wanting Christmas weddings. If you get married outside of that bracket, you could save yourself thousands of dollars. The cheapest time of year to get married is February through May, when companies cut their prices in half. You might also want to consider an affordable wedding destination and combine the ceremony with your honeymoon costs.

Keep your wedding list small

When you’re making your wedding guest list, keep the invites low. You don’t need to invite everybody you know to your wedding. You should think about your wedding day as a private party. Set a top number of guests and don’t invite more than this number. People will not take offence when they don’t get an invite. Tell them that you are keeping the wedding small with just close friends and family. Intimate style weddings are much more low-key than huge affairs, but can also be more romantic.

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