If you’re like me, the thought of planning and paying for an elaborate wedding makes you break out in hives. But if you want something elegant and memorable without breaking the bank it’s possible. The key is to be smart about how much money you spend on each part of your big day, while still enjoying every minute of it. Here are some tips that will help make sure your learn more about elegant wedding ideas on a budget.
Make your own invitation.
It’s easy to create your own invitations with Microsoft Word or another program. You can use a template from a website like Wedding Paper Divas, or you can make the invitation your own by choosing an invitation design that fits your personality and using a font that is easy to read. Keep in mind that when you’re printing these invitations at home, you’ll want to use the same paper as your RSVP card so they match exactly.
Book your wedding venue in the off-season.
If you’re looking for an affordable wedding venue, it’s important to make sure that your chosen venue is not booked on the day you want it. If they’re already fully booked, then they can’t give you any discounts and their price will be higher than if they had free space available on your preferred date.
It’s best to book in the off-season, when there aren’t as many weddings taking place and prices are lower.
Wear a family member’s wedding dress.
Another option is to wear a family member’s wedding dress. If you have a younger sister, mother or aunt who has been married recently, ask them if they would be willing to lend you their dress. You can also try asking other female relatives if they have any old dresses that could work for you.
If none of those ideas work out for your situation, there are plenty of other options available as well! Donate the dress to charity if it still looks great but no longer fits or is out of style. Or donate it to a friend who might want something different from what everyone else will probably choose in order not wanting everyone else around her at the wedding wearing almost identical dresses. Lastly donating your mother’s old wedding gowns may also help others get inspiration while saving money on purchasing something new.
Pick fall flowers for your bouquet and decorations.
Fall flowers are a great choice for weddings during the summer. They’re in season during the wedding season, so your options will be more plentiful. Fall flowers also come in a wider range of colors and designs than spring bouquets and decorations, which means you can create an elegant look with fewer blooms.
Fall blossoms are also cheaper than spring blooms because they’re less popular in the winter months. If you want to save money on your wedding details, consider using fall flowers instead.
While spring flowers may be more popular overall, there are some other factors that make fall flowers preferable for weddings.