Plan Your Wedding Budget

Wedding is expensive. Of course there are a lot of people who can afford a really luxury wedding. However, there are also people who need to work within a limited budget. It will be even more important to do so in such an economic down time.

However, the problem is that most items will become very expensive the the word wedding is added to them. So, a common question couples will asked is how to plan a wedding which is within the budget. As a matter of fact, it is not that difficult to do so. However, sometimes you may need to compromise. And you will need to make sure that you will not consider your preference before your budget.

Of course the first thing you need to consider is the budget itself. You will need to think about the total amount you would like to spend. Then you will try to divide the total budget into different parts. For example, you will divide 45% of your budget for the venue and catering of your wedding reception.

Now, let us talk about some ways to save money. There is no doubt that your reception will be the most expensive in your wedding. And the number of guests you are going to invite will directly affect the amount of money you need to spend. If you invite more guests, you will need to search for a larger reception hall. And of course the catering services will also cost you more money. As a result, it will be a good idea to keep your wedding small. If you can keep it small, you will also be able to spend less on your other items such as the invitations and favors.

If you can do the first step right, you will find that it is not difficult to work within your budget. So I will assume that you will only invite 20 to 30 guests to your wedding. You may probably know that the unit price can be very high if you are going to print 20 to 30 invitations only. However, since you only need a small amount of cards, it will not be difficult for you to print them yourself. This will certainly help you to save some money.

The above also applies to your wedding favor. You can try to create the wedding favor yourself and this will not cost your much money. However, if you do not have the time to do so, you may still consider to purchase some ready made wedding favors. You can try to take a look at the discount section in some online shops and you should be able to find some excellent discount items.

You should bring the liquor yourself in your reception. This will also help to save a lot of money. The liquor provided by your caterer can be a lot more expensive. And you should also make the decoration minimal. This does not mean that you do not decorate the venue. You should try to be creative and try to do the decoration part with minimum materials.

If you can do the above, you should be able to have a wedding which is within your budget.

By Jerry Leung