Hello hello! So today I’ll share with you how we managed to squeeze every extra penny we could out of our humble budget. I must say that we’re blessed with loving and generous family and friends who helped us make our wedding possible. With all those generous help we’ve received, we had to make sure that those “gifts” were properly utilized and managed. I’ve listed down few things that were shared to us by our family and friends which had helped us for our wedding preparation. I figured I’ll share some tips with the intention of paying it forward.
- PLAN. PLAN.PLAN
Planning ahead can save you time and money. Give yourself at least a year to have ample time to shop around for the best suppliers. More so, some suppliers can give a sort of early bird discounts if you book ahead of time.
Have a solid priority. This will help you decide and cut corners. It’s okay to consider other people’s opinions but also remember that it’s your wedding day, so the final say is on you and your fiance.
My husband and I scrimped on wedding flowers and decors. For us, less is more. We opted for silk flowers for our wedding reception and we got a huge discount with our caterer because of that.
3. ASK AROUND
I believe that your friends and family can always give you the best deals. If they can’t give any further price reduction, surely they’ll be more than willing to go extra miles to help you.
4. SET A REALISTIC BUDGET
Know how much you can afford. Doing so can give you an overview on where to splurge and where to scrimp. Moreover, you’ll identify how many guests you can really afford to invite. We actually had to cut our head count down to 100 guests because there’s no way we can afford more than that.
Final say: I’ve always believed that with constant prayers and planning, everything is possible. They say that “the amount of money you spend on a celebration is not a correlation to how wonderful it will be.” If there’s a will, there will always be a way.