Since I just talked about ways for wedding party attendants to budget, I thought it would be prudent to speak to all those brides- and grooms-to-be out there as well.
Now, I’m just a novice in the wedding planning arena, but I’m getting plenty of exposure from my sister, who’s planning an October wedding. It seems like every time we’re in the same room there is something new to look at. From centerpieces to cake, “save the date” cards to invitations…I’ve seen many options.
My sister is staying true to the “bride on a budget” mentality. She and many of the other brides in my life these days are looking for ways to lower their wedding’s bottom line. Not everyone has the means to celebrate with a Platinum Wedding , and in my opinion, no couple should start their marriage with a mound of wedding debt in order to have one.
Through online sources like The Knot , brides can get great tips on everything from negotiating with vendors to little ways to save. Just cutting back on a few things or choosing to do something yourself can make a huge difference.
So far in my tenure as bridesmaid I’ve seen homemade cakes, bouquets made by the bridal party, and wedding dance music courtesy of the bride’s iPod. I even designed one of my friend’s invitations so she could save on costs.
For all you young married ones out there, did you pull off a budget wedding? If anyone has some good tips, please pass ’em on — my sister will be eternally grateful!