Planning your wedding budget is one of the first steps that should be done. Money is a universal stressor and there is no reason why a couple (or a whole family) should go into debt to throw a wedding. Wedding planning website The Knot recommends figuring out your wedding budget and how much money each family member is contributing from the very beginning. It may be an uncomfortable conversation to have, but your budget will impact all planning decisions from there out. The bill adds up quickly when planning a wedding, especially in terms of food and alcohol. Make sure you do not forget about non-venue expenses, such as the wedding gown, shoes, hair and makeup, jewelry, and transportation.
Wedding planning websites offer tools to help with organizing a wedding budget, and I recommend that every couple considers taking advantage of these tools. When they are free and easily at your disposal, why not? Choosing a wedding venue, such as Morningside Inn, that includes the catering, table linens, wait staff, cake knife, etc can reduce costs.
Morningside Inn has seen many weddings that easily slashed budget costs without taking away from the enjoyment of the wedding. Simple ways of cutting costs are making one’s own decorations (such as place cards) and using centerpieces without flowers. Trust me, a table full of candles looks just as nice as a spray of flowers!
There are many tips and ideas for cutting costs available in magazines, books and online. Pinterest is hugely popular for DIY brides. So, if you just do a little digging you can find ways to seriously save some money while planning your wedding budget!