Keeping The Cost of Your Wedding Down?

May 16, 2012 by Silent Writer  
Published in Weddings

Getting married? Read on.

If you’re thinking about getting married at some point in the near future, then you could be forgiven for wondering how on Earth you’re supposed to be able to afford everything that you want to get. The good news is that you don’t have to worry, because there are things that you can do which mean that you could keep the price down a little bit.

Although a wedding dress traditionally costs a lot of money, there is no reason that this has to be the case. There are a lot of shops that provide more budget clothing which would be better for people who can’t afford it. If you want a more expensive dress, then there is usually the option of being able to hire a dress, however you would not be able to make any alterations on it which would mean that it might not fit you as well as one would if you had bought it for yourself.

The next thing that you should think about is what you want to get as wedding gifts. If you don’t feel as though you can afford a honeymoon, you could ask all of your guests whether they could get you travel vouchers so that you could go away somewhere. You would have to make sure that it was with the same company otherwise half of the money that you got would be useless. This is a great way to make sure that you get something that you will use, and even though you won’t be able to go on your honeymoon right away, it gives you the chance to recover from the wedding before you book a holiday.

Your family and friends all have different talents, and a wedding is the perfect time for you to be able to put their individual skills to some good use. Some people might be excellent at doing make up, and this means that they would be perfect for doing yours on the day of your wedding. People spend a lot of money on hiring somebody to do this professionally, and there is really no need because there are a lot of people who have the ability to do just as well on their own who aren’t going to charge that amount of money. If you know of somebody who is a keen baker then you could ask for them to make your cake, and obviously you would be able to provide money for the ingredients if you didn’t feel as though you could ask for them to pay for everything. Taking photographs is not as hard as it used to be, and you might find that it is easier to find a friend who has a good quality digital camera and ask them whether they would mind taking your photographs, as this means that you wouldn’t have to pay for a professional company to come and do it for you. You could also ask for the bridesmaids to provide their own dresses and, while this would not match, it can add some spice to the day if everyone is allowed to wear their own thing.

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