Do you want to get married to your partner but worry that your ceremony will not turn out as good because you are on a budget? Even if you cannot afford to splurge on stuff for your wedding, there are ways to have a memorable wedding ceremony while sticking to your budget.
Set a Limit on the Number of People You Are Inviting
While you do not want to make anyone feel like they are being excluded, you should set a limit to the number of people you are planning on inviting to your wedding ceremony. The people you should have at your wedding are those who are closest to you, such as your parents, your partner's parents, your best friends, and your siblings. Compose a list of the people you truly want to have at the ceremony and make sure to keep the list short to avoid spending too much on favors, food, and a bigger venue.
Make Your Own Invitations and Centerpieces
Who says you need to have invitations and centerpieces made by professionals? There are plenty of fun and unique ways to make your own invitations and centerpieces. When making the invitations, you can look for free downloadable templates online and then add personal details about the wedding ceremony to the template of your choice before having the invitations printed out a local drugstore or department store that offers affordable photo printing services.
When making the centerpieces, consider getting glass vases and artificial flowers from your local dollar store. Add more appeal to the vases by spray painting them with a color of your choice that goes with the color theme for your wedding. Rather than spending hundreds of dollars on invitations and centerpieces, you can make your own items that look just as good and will cost you much less money to make on your own.
Choose an Outdoor Venue and Have Close Family Help With the Food
Rather than having the ceremony indoors, look for affordable outdoor venues where you can get married without paying a fortune. Along with having the ceremony outside, find out if your closest loved ones would be willing to make the food for your special day so that you could avoid hiring a catering company. Your parents and your partner's parents may be interested in making different types of food for the ceremony, such as meatballs with sauce, shrimp scampi, baked pasta, baked chicken, salad, and much more.
Just because you are on a budget does not mean you cannot have a fantastic wedding ceremony. Simply set a limit to the number of people you will invite, make your own invitations and centerpieces, choose an affordable outdoor venue, and see if some of your loved ones will prepare the food for your big day.