So, you have finally decided to make the big step and get married. If you have set the date for the big day, you should start planning your wedding right away.
Surely by now you will notice that the happiest day of your life can become one of the most expensive days too!
According to some wedding planners, the average cost of a wedding is around $25,000. But, this doesn’t mean that if you don’t have that amount of money you should postpone your wedding or cancel it. On the contrary, it is possible to have a memorable wedding even if you can only afford to spend $5000!
We truly believe that this is possible and we will explain how you can achieve this:
The Wedding Venue
First of all, one of the biggest expenses is the wedding venue. One of the best ways to cut back on expenses is to use public venues like parks and beaches. In case you are a church member, churches usually allow their members to use the facilities for a certain symbolic fee or even for free. So, for this purpose, you can spend between 0 and 450 dollars.
When it comes to wedding dresses and tuxes, you can find them at very low prices. One of the best ideas is to buy a wedding dress and tuxedo online. There are many special discounts found there, but you must make sure that the wedding dress will fit you. Of course, there is always an option to borrow a dress or rent one. These special dresses and tuxes will cost you no more than $500.
Decorations are an important part of every wedding. The good news is that you can unleash your creativity and come up with some memorable decorations at a low price. There are many DIY decorations that can add a personal touch to this event. But, if you want to use DIY decorations you will need help. Instead of using separate floral arrangements, you can place the bridesmaids’ and bride’s bouquets on the main table. If you have an outdoor wedding in nature, let nature decorate this event. We believe that you can decorate the grounds for no more than $350.
If you want to keep memories from your wedding, then using photographers is a must. But, you don’t have to use the help of a professional photographer. You can ask some of your friends or relatives who are talented and have great cameras to help you. In addition, it is a smart move to buy disposable cameras and place them on each table and ask the guests to take photos, you can print the photos later. The approximate cost of this activity will be up to $700.
Creating CDs can help you with the music, but remember to ask some of your guests to monitor the playlist. So, this activity can be finished for free. In addition, use DIY invitations (up to $100) and prepare your wedding cake or buy a smaller one ($250). In the end, bring your own food and drinks. Depending on the number of guests, the food and drinks should cost you no more than $400.
Getting married for under $5000 is possible and what is even more important you can still have a memorable and fun wedding!