Your wedding day is among the most important days of your life. However, the expenditure that leads up to this special day could easily drill a hole in your bank account.
There are various ways to get married on a tight budget without sacrificing on how spectacular your wedding day will be. Read along for two ideas on the same.
The Backyard Wedding
The cost of hiring a glamorous wedding venue is often among the most expensive aspects of planning for your big day. You can save a significant sum by transforming your backyard into the glamorous wedding venue you've probably pictured in your mind over and over again.
Instead of paying thousands of dollars for the venue, consider event hire and getting a wedding marquee to set up in your backyard. One of the greatest advantages of this is that you won't have to be out of the wedding venue by a certain time and there won't be extra charges if your guests choose to dance and make merry until sunrise. It's highly probable that the cost of hiring and setting up a marquee will be much less than that of paying for an external wedding venue.
If your backyard isn't big enough for your intended guest list, talk to a relative or a friend who has a bigger backyard. You might be surprised at how willing people are to help out; you just need to ask.
Flowers And Seasons
Flowers and décor are also likely to use up a large chunk of your wedding budget.
Your choice of flowers and the prevailing season have a significant impact on how much you'll end up paying for them. For example, calla lillies in Australia are often in season between October and January. If you choose these flowers for your wedding outside this period, it's probable that the flowers you get will have been sourced from overseas, so you'll probably pay more for calla lilies than for other flowers that are in-season.
One advantage of having a marquee wedding as discussed above is that it gives you the perfect opportunity to do the flowers and décor within the "venue" on your own. This is also often a possibility when you hire a wedding venue, but it might not be as practical.
Your wedding day is definitely a big deal. However, getting married doesn't necessarily have to lead to you and your new spouse getting into debt.