Tips for Planning Your Own Wedding without Spending a FortuneLast modified: November 1, 2012
I have been to a lot of weddings, some of them cost a fortune (http://www.prlog.org/11996509-checks-unlimited-offer-code-50-off-coupon.html) and some of them were done very inexpensively. All of them were fun, even the inexpensive ones. I recently traveled back East to a friend's wedding and they only spent a total of $8000 on the wedding and reception and I had a great time. I was also able to save some money because I found a great deal on airfare and a place to stay. I was happy to save some money too. My point is that you don't need to spend an enormous amount of money to have a wonderful wedding and reception.
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The first tip I would give anyone that is planning a wedding is to keep everything in order from the beginning. Get a binder with some dividers in it and keep everything organized. All of your records, contracts, photos, swatches, ideas etc. Keeping all of these items in one place (http://www.prlog.org/11998277-tigerdirect-coupon-code-20-off.html) will make things a lot easier for you. Whenever you need to look up a phone number or share one of your ideas with someone, you can just go to your binder and find it easily.
Making a checklist will also help you keep things organized and running smoothly. Make a checklist of all the various tasks that need to be accomplished. If you carefully plan everything out ahead of time, a checklist will help you make sure you don't miss anything when the big day comes.
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Now for some money-saving tips. If you don't have a lot of money to spend on a wedding you will need to trim the expenses anywhere you can. One way to save some money is to limit the number of people you invite to your wedding. Every person that shows up for your wedding is someone that is going to eat and drink, and every person costs money.
Another way to save money would be to have a potluck rather than having your reception catered. If a number of people bring food then everyone will have plenty to eat and you won't have to pay a lot of money to feed people. Your wedding reception (http://www.prlog.org/11996524-lifelock-promo-code-20-off-coupon.html) can also be done picnic or barbecue style. If it is done at someone's home or in an outdoor space that doesn't cost much to rent, you can save a lot of money over the price of renting a hall and paying for servers to hand out meals.
One other area where you can save some money is on music. You don't need to hire a live band and you may not even need to hire a DJ. Use your MP3 player and put together a playlist. Find someone (http://www.prlog.org/11996370-green-smoke-coupon-code-latest-working-coupons.html) that will let you borrow a decent sound system and you may be able to get by without spending a lot of money to have someone else do the music for you.
There are many other ways to save money on a wedding and/or reception and with a little bit of creativity I'm sure you can come up with some other ways to cut costs without sacrificing the quality of the experience you and your guests will have.