How to Feast on a Budget: The Wedding Edition

July 20, 2017

A wedding is considered to be one of the grandest occasions society has ever bore witness to. It’s the union of two people in love in front of their friends and family. In other words, a wedding signifies the start of a new life between two individuals.

However, as touching as it seems, a wedding is no cheap feat for anyone to avail of. The couple, who is planning to get married, has to take care of a few factors, including the décor, the service provided on their big day, the wedding food, as well as the clothing and apparel to be worn by their entourage (the bridesmaids and the bride herself). Most of these things are, of course, not cheap – which could cause some minor complications in your wedding planning.

If you are looking for ways to save sums of money on your special day, fear not as there are many ways to achieve this goal. With that said, here are some things you can apply to lower the costs of your wedding:

On the Décor

On the Décor

When it comes to any wedding, it’s important to capture the eyes of your guests and stun them with such beautiful and intricate color schemes and designs. However, as previously stated, these are not easy to afford, which is why if you’re looking to save money on your wedding decorations, here are some things you can consider cutting down on:

Hiring Professionals

  • Hiring Professionals

Professional designers lending a helping hand in your wedding are all the rage right now. They are able to come up with elaborate and extravagant designs and genius color pallets for any theme the wedding is based on. However, the fees they charge for their services can be a bit exorbitant.

Using Extravagant and Expensive Materials

  • Using Extravagant and Expensive Materials

In most cases, wedding days exude an amount of style and luxury. However, it doesn’t always have to be the case, as there are alternative materials available for anyone’s use. All you have to do is look and consider them well.

Preparing your Invitations

  • Preparing your Invitations

This is one of the things that most couples tend to spend a lot of money on. They focus on intricate designs on the invitations to the point where it becomes expensive. But it is important to remember that an invitation does not have to be costly to be captivating. In fact, there are many do-it-yourself invitation tutorials available online that you can follow without having to spend too much on them.


  • Flowers

Managing this aspect is easy enough to handle. Depending on which fauna you want to showcase in your wedding, make sure to not buy too much and find the best flowering service to better service you in this field.

On the Venue

On the Venue

One of the key factors to a great wedding is a great venue. Depending on the venue, it can speak of serenity and memorability in terms of the celebration at hand. Touching as it sounds, availing for one does not come cheap. Here are some things you can do to manage your costs of the venue:


  • Locations

This is one thing one must try to avoid. The further the venue from everyone’s locations, the more likely it is to cause an exorbitant amount.

The Size of the Venue

  • The Size of the Venue

When it comes to the size of your desired venue, all you need to consider is if its size is just right for the number of guests you wish to invite. The venue will be more likely expensive, if it’s a bit too big for you and your guests to celebrate in.

On the Food

On the Food

Of course, what makes a wedding more complete than the food you enjoy with your guests? When one thinks about ensuring high-class, quality food to serve to their guests, one must also think about the expenses it will cost. To help you out in this endeavor, here are some things that you need to consider:

Hiring a Waiting Staff

  • Hiring a Waiting Staff

In most cases, it’s better to have a buffet set-up instead of having to hire waiting staff on your wedding. By doing this, you won’t have to pay extra fees once the celebration is over.

Serving Extravagant Foods

  • Serving Extravagant Foods

Good food, given any kind of occasion, can guarantee a good time with your guests. However, you must remember that expensive is not actually synonymous with good. This is why instead of getting extravagant choices like lobster, steak, and others of the sort, you are better off choosing something much simpler.


  • Desserts

Desserts are one thing couples usually splurge on. They do this as part of their efforts to impress all of their guests. However, one does not have to go to such lengths to do so. All you really have to do is concentrate on the quality (instead of quantity) of the confectionery treats you plan to share with the congregation.

On the Drinks

On the Drinks

Besides the food, one mustn’t forget about the array of drinks available in the reception for every adult’s indulgence. If you’re looking to save money on this one, here is something you could try:

Limit your Alcohol Offerings

  • Limit your Alcohol Offerings

There is an abundance of alcohol for you to choose from. But that doesn’t mean you should serve them all. Just pick several kinds of alcohol to serve that fits in your budget.

On the Apparel

On the Apparel

Lastly, this aspect should be taken into heavy consideration when it comes to saving some money. For this, here is the one thing you must take into account:

Trust in your Local Designers

  • Trust in your Local Designers

While getting married in a gown that’s designed by an internationally-renowned designer is every bride’s dream, it is definitely not an easy and cheap feat to achieve. With your local designers, not only will you be able to get the best dress that there is, but you’ll also be able to save a lot of money.

Key Takeaway

Everyone dreams of having a grand wedding. But sometimes having one is not really ideal. This does not mean, however, that your wedding day will no longer be a day everybody will remember. As mentioned above, there are a lot of things you can do in order to have a beautiful day worth celebrating without entirely breaking your bank. Just follow these tips and tricks, and you’re good to go!


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