Watching the royal wedding one can’t help but ask questions as to how much the whole event will cost both the bride and groom. Both Kate Middleton and Prince William’s respective families are apparently sharing the bill, while the British Government taking care of security, which definitely won’t come cheap considering the number of people gathering to witness the spectacle.
When it comes right down to it, should getting married really be an expensive affair? To be honest, it all depends on how you want your wedding to be like, who you want to be part of it (are you looking to invite your immediate family, or the whole neighbourhood?) and where you want it to take place.
Being on a budget however, shouldn’t hinder your chances of having your dream wedding. While it’s true you’ll have to cut corners in order to make things work, you can still have the wedding you’ve always wanted. Here are some tips to help you get started.
- Wedding packages are where the action is at. There are some great hotels and venues that offer wedding packages to brides and grooms to be. For a wedding not to look tacky—which is often the case with such packages—you’ll have to compensate by careful planning and tons of customization.
- Ditch wedding planners and have a team of friends and family help you with your wedding. Not only will this save money—you can negotiate payment terms if you’re worried about being called cheap—it’s also easier for people who know you to understand what you have in mind.
- Do your homework. The Internet is teeming with wedding advice—this site alone should be enough for your needs. Get your ideas and adjust them according to your present needs. From the flowers, theme, entertainment and dress, there are plenty of ways for you to save without compromising quality.
Remember that it’s foolish to place too much emphasis on the beginning of your marriage. Having good memories about your wedding is great, but what good is a fancy wedding if the marital commitments and vows aren’t kept over the long run?