There is an absurd belief that a wedding should be huge, large-scale, and expensive. None of these requirements must be met. In reality, we should be able to plan our wedding exactly how we want it, free of the influence of critical friends and family members.
It doesn’t mean we have to spend $50,000 on our wedding day, or that yours would be any less important if you don’t. A small wedding may be immensely enjoyable, and a budget wedding can be classy!
In today’s blog, I’ll show you some of my budget-friendly and elegant little wedding reception ideas. In the end, I will share you free wedding invitations as well that I used for my wedding party. You have a chance to have my Blue Watercolor Flower Rectangle Invitations.
I make a spending plan and stick to it.
If you know where to search, small wedding ideas abound, making it easy to keep your costs to a minimal. You simply need to be realistic about how much you want to spend on your wedding at the outset, and then plan from there.
Set aside some time to sit down and discuss with your fiancée to come up with a figure that won’t break the bank while yet allowing you to cater well and have everything you want on your big day.
What is a wedding planner, exactly? Please pardon my intrusion. I’ve been waiting my whole life for this moment, and now I’m supposed to let someone else drive? No, I do not believe that is true.
While I admire her business degree and fondness for spreadsheets, we all know how organized I am, so I’m going to save a buck and captain this ship.
What is a rehearsal dinner, anyway? Nothing is scripted, except for the tears I’ll shed the next day when the bill is ten times as much. Do I have to feed them twice? Shouldn’t people be buying me grilled cheese gifts because I’m the bride? This appears to be the wrong way around.
Also, if it were up to me, the rehearsal dinner would be held at a food truck park because everyone knows how much I enjoy sampling dishes from all over the world, but my aunt can’t handle spice, so we’ll have to do this at the other restaurant.
My guest list is kept to a minimum.
My guest list is not treated in the same way that my Facebook friends list is treated. I’m not going to invite that funny guy you met 5 years ago in a pub. I also don’t have to invite friends’ friends or distant relatives I don’t see very often.
This is my special day, and I should save it for the people who matter to me the most, especially if I want to save money.
It’s never easy, especially when you want to invite coworkers or friends you haven’t seen in a long time but wouldn’t consider best friends. All you have to do now is inform everyone that the gathering would be small and intimate. It will be clear to everyone.
I’m looking for a suit and a dress at second hand stores.
Many people would dismiss this, but you’d be shocked at how much money you can save by shopping at thrift stores! You may save a lot of money and get some genuinely lovely goods if you’re ready to sacrifice your pride, so to speak.
Indeed, some thrift stores specialize in re-sale old wedding gowns and outfits, so look around!
Wedding shoes, as I understand it, are having a moment. But in fact, you’ll only wear them once because there aren’t many occasions that require white bedazzled heels after the marriage license is signed, and they’ll murder your feet the entire time because you were too afraid to wear them to break them in lest you scuff them by dashing into a door jam.
You’ll inevitably end the night with aching, filthy bare feet that you’ll have to scrub to death before letting them touch your pristine Brooklinen bedding, so let’s just be honest about what makes financial sense and keep it comfortable and budget-friendly in a good pair of sneakers.
After what I pay annually at Sephora, there is no way, and I mean no way, I’m paying upwards of $500 for wedding day hair and makeup.
They should give me all that glitz and glam just for keeping them in the industry. I’m only one YouTube instruction away from becoming fantastic, and I don’t need to hire anyone.
I choose a venue that is close to my home.
If you want to save money, you can even have a tiny garden wedding. Perhaps your parents have a lovely large property with a lovely garden that would be ideal for this purpose (remember, the lowest cost venues are free).
Alternatively, there should be a plethora of reasonably priced venue options available in your neighborhood. Again, low-cost does not automatically imply low-quality.
Because size frequently reflects pricing, you should be able to secure a quality facility with fewer people in a smaller space.
If you’re stuck and need something special, a reputable and experienced event provider will assist you identify the best potential venues in the area.
Obviously, you could rent a beautiful villa overlooking a beautiful body of water with no assurance that the weather will allow you to have the outdoor ceremony you paid for with no discounts if it rains, but why would you do that when you can just remain at home and hang your Ikea art?
Who needs an expensive banquet hall with subpar fish and quinoa when you can cook an Instagram recipe at home? You’re already satisfied with the parking situation, the seating is pleasant, and you won’t get lost on your way there because you’ve been there before.
It’s your choice, but I’d rather spend my evenings reading a new female celebrity memoirs tell-all than arguing with a venue manager who just wants you to quiet up so she can get to yoga.
Free Blue Watercolor Flower Rectangle Wedding Invitation Templates
To summarize, I saved money on my wedding by using common sense, cutting a few corners, and never leaving the house. It’s easy to save money. And I’m overjoyed to be able to tell you all about my secrets.
Now it’s time to show you my Free Blue Watercolor Flower Rectangle Invitations, which I made for my wedding reception. Now is the time to get it and personalize it.
How to Download
- Left-click the preview image > Right-click > Save Image As
- Or directly Right-click > Save Image As
- After that, locate where you want the file to be placed or saved in your device.
If you’re using a laptop or PC, you can put it on your desktop for easier access. Anyway, once you’ve decided where you want the file to go, press “Enter” to begin the download.