Most of us dream of the perfect wedding day. Of course, not all of us achieve it. Some of us experience wedding day problems and even bloopers that either change the nuptial plans slightly or hugely. Of course, that is not enough reason for you not to plan your wedding according to your dreams.
Here are some useful tips to consider when planning your dream wedding day. The best thing about these tips is that your budget is well considered.
Tip 1 – Start with a budget.
However idealistic you are about your wedding plans, you would have to admit that one of the strongest foundations of a dream wedding day is budget. When we say budget, we do not mean having a small amount of dispensable money but having a price range for your planned wedding expenses.
Talk to your groom-to-be about the acceptable amount of money you want to spend for your most important day as a couple. List down and itemize possible expenses, if you have to. Consider not just your couple savings but also other sources such as both your parents’ commitments to chip in for the said wedding expenses.
Tip 2 – Conceptualize the kind of wedding you both want.
You can never control your budget if you do not agree on the kind of wedding you want. Be sure to sit down with your fiancé and talk about the details of your desired nuptial day. Develop a wedding day vision and tackle details such as ideal venue, number of guests, reception venue and food, giveaways and mementos and even honeymoon. By agreeing on similar concepts, you can easily hatch a detailed plan for your special day and agree on the expenses you both think are affordable and practical at the same time.
Tip 3 – Shop around.
If you love shopping, then you would surely get your heart’s desire when planning and preparing for weddings. You would need to shop for a bridal dress, for bridesmaids attires, for giveaways and gifts, for flowers and bouquets and also look around for the perfect ceremony and reception venues.
Be sure to widen your search and never commit before you are a 100% decided on something. You can also attend at least one bridal show not just to harvest great ideas and inspiration but also to collect contacts and networks for your nuptial day needs. A bridal show can be your easy solution to all your wedding day needs so be sure to attend at least one way long before the special date. Be sure to have your wedding directory ready for contacts to help out on your momentous day.
Tip 4 – Know which items you can get for free or for discounted prices.
Weddings do not always have to dent your finances. There are even those who manage great memorable weddings even for the most modest budgets. The key is to also be resourceful especially in accomplishing your wedding help list. Friends and family members would surely want to chip in – in the form of money, help, products and labor. For instance, some friends might want to create the invitations or even giveaways so you immediately save money on those.