The winter season can be a stressful time for many. In addition to the pressure of purchasing gifts for your family and friends, you may find yourself planning trips to see your loved ones or indulging in group dinners to bring everyone together in celebration.
Weddings on their own can bring a lot of stress, so planning a wedding during the holiday season can result in extra pressure. It’s a happy time about showing someone how much you love them by committing to a lifelong partnership, but this can come with a lot of planning.
The stress that comes with planning is something everyone thinks about when hosting an event, but not many people are prepared for the financial stressors and burden this can cause.
Here is a quick summary of how you can plan a beautiful Winter Wedding without breaking the bank.
The first thing that you can do is limit how many guests you want at your wedding. The more guests you have, the more money you will need to spend on seating arrangements and food that you are going to serve.
Trade in the venue for a home wedding. You can use your house, or the house of a close friend or relative that is willing to help you out with your special day. Wedding venues cost a lot of money and you can cut down on a lot of your spending by cutting the venue entirely.
Choose the cheaper food options. Your wedding day is about you and the person that you love – few guests will remember the meal they ate that day. You can trade in the fancy caterer to make food at home yourself or order food from a local business. Family-owned businesses will often charge less than a big named caterer would, so you can avoid unnecessary markups.
Try to limit the decorations. If you want flowers, go for fake or paper flowers as these are often sold at Dollar stores.
Make your own invitations, this requires nothing more than a Pinterest board of ideas, some paper and a marker. And maybe a few friends that will help you out with creating all of the invitations so that your hand doesn’t hurt at the end of the day.
Ask local college art students if they would be willing to perform music or take photos at a reduced rate. Local college students are often looking for exposure when they are building their portfolio, and they will more than likely be willing to work out a deal with you just so they can fill up their resumes.
You never know when something unexpected is going to happen, even if you spend weeks and months planning in advance. If you do end up facing an unexpected emergency expenditure that you can’t cover with savings, like a collapsed roof due to snowfall or a sudden heater breakdown, you can consider going to online direct lenders for a short-term loan.
These services may allow you to tackle the emergency head on so you aren’t left with long-term financial problems as a result.
These are just a few examples of the things that you can do to plan a winter wedding on a tight budget. It might not seem like a lot, but every little bit you save will help you feel less stressed before your holiday wedding.