There are lots of expenses involved in planning a wedding. You’ll need to book a venue, order invitations, and somehow come up with favors for all your guests. All these can add up to an expensive affair! While you shouldn’t go overboard, some things would be better not to skimp on.
Here are eight items that are worth spending more on when planning your wedding.
There are many reasons not to go for cheap photography, the most important being that it will be your history in picture form after the day is done. You’ll want photos to look back at when you’re old and gray or to pass down through generations if it’s something family-oriented. Photos are something you should spend more on and not skimp on if at all possible.
- Wedding Dress
This is one of the most critical days in a woman’s life, and she’ll want to look her best! So it only makes sense that she would like to wear a beautiful, expensive dress for it. It’s also worth noting that a more expensive dress will be made of better materials and will probably fit you better. If budget is a concern, get the most inexpensive dress you can afford but don’t go for anything too cheap or worn-out looking!
In some locations, catering costs are the majority of wedding expenses, and it is worth spending more to ensure that your guests are well-fed! If you’re looking for an inexpensive way out, consider having a potluck meal so everyone can contribute. Of course, this will not compare with professionally catered food, but it’s better than no food at all!
The rings that you exchange with your spouse symbolize the vows you made to each other. You’ll want something nice and visibly durable, along with a wedding band that will match it while still looking great on her finger. This is an item that you should be willing to spend on. Take time to plan and look for a ring that you’ll be happy to wear on your finger for the rest of your lives.
It’s also up to you if you want to get a promise ring that matches your wedding bands. This trend is now widespread in some cities in the States. A promise ring is usually a lot less expensive than a wedding ring, and they come in different designs to suit both men and women. It’s a nice gesture that reflects both your commitment and love for one another.
- Wedding Planner or Coordinator
The wedding day is nerve-wracking for both you and your spouse. With all the things to think about (and do) on the big day, it’s great to have someone who can help coordinate everything! This way, nothing will be forgotten or missed out. A good planner should come with experience and knowledge of other weddings they have done in the past. As with everything else, this is something that you should be willing to spend on!
The flowers that are arranged to decorate your wedding can make or break its visual appeal. Whether they’re used for decoration, as favors, or even one’s decoration, you’ll want to have them look fresh and inviting. Quality flowers can help turn a bland venue into something fancy and worth remembering! If you’re on a budget, consider having the smallest arrangements possible or just cutting down on your number of flower varieties.
- The Bride’s Hair and Makeup
You’ll want to look perfect on your wedding day, and more than just having a pretty dress, you’ll need hair and makeup that goes with it! Make sure to have the best of both so you can have a complete package. If you’re not too keen on spending too much on this, perhaps you should let someone else do the makeup and get yourself a hairstyle that’s simple to maintain. Of course, you can do both, but it’ll cost more than just doing one over the other.
- Your Parents’ Clothes
Spending time and money making sure your parents and essential family members also look good at your wedding is a big sign of respect. Having them wear clothes that match your wedding theme shows that you care and that there’s a special bond between the two of you. This is one way that your loved ones can show their support in your getting married. It’ll be worth it because they’re a part of this important event in your life!
Choosing where and how to cut corners is very important in planning your wedding on a budget. It’s also important not to skimp on some of the elements which make up your day. If you’re reluctant to spend a lot on big items, consider saving wherever possible and then splurging in the end. This way, you’ll have a good wedding that is most importantly memorable but will also be within your means!
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