When you’re trying to have a wedding on a budget, it’s critical to plan ahead. Make a list of everything that comes to mind and go over it step by step.
The sooner you get started – and the more items you consider early on – the less “last-minute stress” you’ll experience, and the more time you’ll have to find sales, discounts, and other good ideas.
Ideas for a low-cost but classy wedding reception
Avoid a big guest list
While you may feel tempted to invite everyone you know, this is not always a good idea. With each addition, you incur additional costs while also reducing the intimacy of your wedding.
To some extent, we fell into this trap with our own wedding: our guest list swelled and grew until we felt obligated to include individuals we didn’t know.
To conserve money and make the celebration more intimate, try to invite a smaller group of individuals. Drop 20% of your list, then another 20%. Then check to see whether you’re happy.
The ceremony might be held inside or outside
Renting a building or a function venue for your ceremony and reception might be very expensive. Instead, consider having your ceremony in your own home (or a parent’s home), or in a gorgeous public park.
You can even hold your reception outside in each event, producing a beautiful, unforgettable ceremony without having to pay for a place.
If you’re getting married outdoors, though, it’s best to prepare a backup plan in case of bad weather; you don’t want to get married in a deluge, soaking all of your guests. That could mean renting a robust tent if rain is forecasted, or hiring some industrial supports if the weather is particularly hot— or simply cramming everyone into the house to wait for a storm.
Hire yourself to work for a catering company or a small family restaurant
We conducted our own meal preparation and catering for our wedding with a great deal of help from my wife’s relatives. Food costs for the ceremony were significantly reduced as a result of this.
If this is not your stronghold, seek for a family-owned restaurant in your neighborhood and request that the owners cater your wedding directly. Family-owned restaurants are always the first place to look–they’ll virtually always go above and beyond to make your wedding special, and they’ll understand if your budget calls for it.
Flowers should be used wisely
Keep it simple yet exquisite, such as a single rose for each bridesmaid and a very small bouquet for the bride, rather than spending money on flowers that will die soon after the ceremony.
You can make your own bouquets by cutting yourself the flowers and trimming off the thorns the day before the event if you understand someone with a rose.
Another cost-effective wedding idea is to use synthetic flowers rather than real ones. No one is likely to notice, and making the provisions ahead of time could save you a lot of money.
Borrow or use your own stereo system
Rather than hiring a DJ, use your own home stereo system or borrow equipment from a friend. Speakers should be placed around the dance floor area; they do not need to be scattered throughout the reception area.
Make an iPod collection of your favorite tunes that will last a few hours–or ask a buddy to do it for you. It’s a great way to make your entire experience more personalized by selecting your own tracks.
For decoration, consider a Low-Cost Store
Michael, Paper Warehouse, and Hobby Lobby are all profitable throughout the year. If you know what you want ahead of time, you can just “pounce” when the time is right.
Buying old centerpieces and ornaments can be explored in the meanwhile. You may save a lot of money — and time — by selling your ornaments on sites like craigslist.org.
Make your own invitation cards
With a good home printer and some effort, you can make quite elegant invites on your own. My wife and I bought a basic blank invitation kit for sale at Staples and designed our own wedding invites. There are no photos or anything–just a simple typeface and text. It appeared to be trendy and cost us relatively little money.
Some websites now offer low-cost wedding invitations that you may order from the comfort of your own home. They’re not too serious about their decisions, but they’ll get the job done. For a small fee (starting at $5), you can even hire a freelance graphic designer to create your customized invitation on Fiverr.
Free Purple Lavender Marble Wedding Invitation Templates
Wedding invites can eat you a significant portion of your wedding money. You can send the Save the Date and invites electronically to save money. There are also a plethora of DIY wedding program websites where you can discover a nice design for your invitations and other creative demands.
We’re here to help you solve your problems. We have to share these Free Purple Lavender Marble Invitation Templates with you in order to help you plan your dream wedding. T
his set of free invitations will help you throw the best party on a shoestring budget. So, all you have to do is download the printouts and personalize them with your party information.
This is a simple and unusual wedding invitation that will catch your recipient’s attention. What are you waiting for? Let’s follow this simple rules to make it yours!
How can I get the files?
- Select all of your choices by right-clicking them.
- Then choose “Save Image As” and go to the chosen location.
- To begin the download, click “Save” or press “Enter.”
After the download is complete, open the file (template file) in Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Word to begin the editing process. Print your invitation card’s final draft on any printing paper you want. For me, I’d rather spend a little more money on a higher-quality paper than save a little money on a lower-quality paper.
Congratulations on your wedding day and best wishes for a happy life together!