Throw the Wedding of Your Dreams on a Budget

If you’re planning your special day, you know that big parties come with even bigger price tags. But that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate your dream of getting married while also sticking to a realistic budget!

It’s all about making the biggest impact with what you’ve got. So, if you’re diving into the adventure that is wedding planning, keep these tips in mind.

Add DIY personal touches. With no shortage of tutorials and ideas from the internet, creating your own DIY projects has never been easier. And that’s something to take advantage of when it comes to your wedding décor. Create accent pieces that display your initials, use photos of you and your fiancé at different ages to mark table numbers, paint your own signs, and — if you’re feeling really inspired — you can even make your own centerpieces! Guests will love seeing your personality in the details.

Choose a venue that adds to the décor. The venue is arguably one of the largest expenses of your big day, so make sure you get married somewhere that adds to the theme of your event. If your venue can lend a hand to the décor, you’ll be able to eliminate some expenses it would take to cover it with added decorations. Going for a rustic theme? Book a barn venue. Looking for upscale? A ballroom could add all the ambience you need.

Opt for a “dance-only” invite list. Choosing who to invite to your wedding can be majorly stressful — it’s so hard not to hurt someone’s feelings! But having space for everyone at the ceremony and the budget to feed them isn’t always plausible. Here’s the perfect fix: have a dance-only invite list. The truth is people just want to know you thought of them when it came to planning your special day. Inviting them to celebrate with you on the dance floor is the perfect way to save money and make sure everyone feels included.

#HashtagIt. Let’s face it, people’s phones are often attached to their hips (or hands). But you can use that to your advantage on your wedding day! Think up your own hashtag for the event and make sure people know to use it when posting pictures of your big day to Instagram. It’s a free and fun way to keep everyone engaged, not to mention the perfect memento for after the wedding madness dies down.

Celebrating your dream of getting married isn’t as out of reach as you think. Add these tips to your wedding planning arsenal and wow your guests on your big day. Happy planning!

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