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4 Ways to Decorate on a Budget For Your Wedding


There is nothing cheap about putting together a wedding. What should be one of the best times in your life can be a complete nightmare when you try to balance your budget with your dreams. There is no day in a woman’s life that she dreams of more than her wedding; shouldn’t she should be able to make it all come true without breaking the bank? That is why I have come up with a few helpful tips on things you can do to save money.

One of the first things I did when I started to plan my wedding was grab a piece of paper, a pen, and my fiancé to sit down and brainstorm about all the things we’d love to see and have at our wedding. There was nothing structured about it; we scribbled notes all over the piece of paper, it was just a brainstorm. We wrote down anything and everything that came to mind. About an hour later we took a long look at what we had come up with, really talking about each thing. We broke everything down into 3 groups; things we had to have, things we really wanted, and things that would be fun, but not needed. This helped us to focus on the important things and not waste a bunch of money on things we could do without.

Pick one or two big-ticket items. Ever woman has that part of the wedding that she will spare no expense for. It could be (and usually is) the dress, photographer, DJ, the wedding cake, or any other thing. Decide what these items are for you so that you can plan your budget accordingly; all other areas are where you will cut costs.

If at all possible, having your wedding and reception in the same place is a great way to save a lot of money. There is no reason to pay for two buildings. If you are a member of a church, often you can use the building for free and only pay cleaning costs. If not, finding a venue where you can rent two adjoining rooms will often give you a huge discount on the rental fees. This also saves your out of town guests a lot of hassle and stress trying to find and get to the second location.

Lastly, you’ll want to make sure you have wedding favors for all your guests, but these can be really pricey. Instead of looking in stores for your favors, there are a ton of great resources online for really unique wedding favors that won’t break the bank. Shopping online for these allows you to be able to compare products and prices, and saves you time and money. You want to make sure that your favor says something about you as a couple and your wedding. If you are having a wedding in December you may want to buy some Christmas bulbs and have your name and wedding date put on them; you would be shocked to see how much you can save by buying a favor like that on line compared to what you would pay in a store.

I really hope I have been able to help you in finding ways to cut some of the cost out of your wedding. I know how tempting it can be to go overboard of such a special day, but you will feel much better afterwards if you can avoid spending your entire life savings. Good luck to you and your future spouse.

aaron hu is a leading author on a wide range of well published wedding articles. if you are looking for unique wedding favors, e-weddingfavors.com has the biggest selection available. you will also find all types of wedding favors and much more, all at very affordable prices.

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