By Renuka Sudhir Last Updated:
A wedding is one event that every bride, and sometimes groom, has dreamt of since childhood. The wedding has to be the perfect one, and at the same time enjoyable for all the guests. In an attempt to do so, the couple sometimes tend to go overboard with their wedding budget, and spend a lot of money on the wedding.
So, here we have for you some creative ways to cut your wedding costs without compromising on the fun factor.
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Cut down the guest list by inviting only the closest friends and family members. If you have a lot of guests that would come for your wedding, then you can opt for live streaming of your wedding. The guests who stay far away can enjoy your wedding by sitting at their homes. This way, you may not have to make arrangements for their stay, pick up and drop facilities, etc., and even save some money during your wedding.
These 5 Smart Tricks To Trim Down Your Wedding Guest List will help you even further.
Instead of spending on the wedding cards, try making them yourself. If you have a group of friends, who meet-up often, then you can address the wedding card in the name of that group and invite everyone. Also, you can scan the wedding card and send an e-card to all your family members and friends. This will help you save money on your wedding cards as well.
It is difficult to cut costs on the wedding outfit, but for a budget wedding, you need to. So, try designing your wedding outfit all by yourself. You can browse different websites for ideas and share the image with your designer, who can design a similar outfit for your wedding. Another option is to choose a wedding outfit from a place or website that rents it. You can even opt to take jewellery that goes with the outfit on rent. This will also help you save money on the outfit.
Most of the couples spend a lot on the wedding day makeup. Now, you can cut this cost down by asking one of your friends to help you out with your makeup, or by checking the Internet for different offers on bridal and pre-bridal packages. This will help you cut down on your wedding budget.
You can decorate your wedding venue by using some old trendy dupattas, or fresh or artificial flowers. If you have old stock of lights, then you can use those too. You can also make signboards or design a photo booth and keep different props, which you can borrow from your young brother/sister's collection. Your guests can use these props to click selfies.
For further inspiration, see: 10 Stunning Stage Decor Ideas For Indian Weddings This Season
If you have a friend who knows how to bake, then you can request him/her to bake your wedding cake. Also, you can keep the menu limited, and make it yourself, with the help of some of the people who know how to cook in bulk. In this way, you can give a personal touch to your wedding, and also make it pocket-friendly.
Ditch the photographer during your wedding, and ask one of your friends to do it for you. You can also buy a selfie stick or use the one you have to click photographs at your wedding. Guests can also enjoy clicking their photographs at your wedding by using their own cameras, and then sharing it with you on one of the cloud memories.
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Make your wedding a memorable one for your guests, and save some money for your future life too, with the help of the different creative ideas given above.
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