Hosting a wedding can be a lot of fun but it can also be a very expensive affair if you are not careful. You need to keep your head on your shoulders when planning your wedding because sadly, weddings have become a commercialized business where wedding stores and wedding suppliers are lining up to make the most amount of money off of you. Wedding suppliers are well aware that most brides and grooms will spend a lot of money on their wedding day and will usually be willing to spend whatever it takes to have the day that they have envisioned for a very long time. However, the key to having a wonderful wedding while also saving money is to stay away from wedding suppliers altogether. You can usually get the same things elsewhere for a fraction of the cost.
Look for alternatives
You will need to start looking at alternatives for everything you need for your wedding in order to still have the perfect day without going in to debt or finishing up all of your money. When choosing wedding venues, choose to have it in a garden or in a barn instead of a big fancy wedding hall that will take a lot of money from you just for providing you with a location. Alternatively, you can also choose to have your wedding party at a community hall.
Most brides and grooms would look down at the thought of having a party at a community hall which they will receive for free but the truth is, most wedding receptions are made magical by the music, the atmosphere you create, the decorations and the party itself rather than the location that you choose.You can choose to carry a bouquet of flowers that you picked yourself or you can make yourself a beautiful beaded bouquet to carry with you. The truth is, you do not have to carry anything at all if you do not want to because the tradition of carrying a bouquet comes from the times when people were not allowed to bathe due to drought and the flowers were in place to make them smell better. Many of the tradition that we follow today have reasons behind them that make no sense for us to follow in this day and age including the tradition of the big white ball gown. You can choose to wear a summer dress for your wedding and it would still be perfectly okay. If you break away from tradition, you can have an amazing day minus the added costs.