So, you’re finally getting married. Congratulations! You’re probably on the wedding planning stage now and could use a few time- and money-saving tips. Well, you’re on the right place. Heed these honest opinions and advices to help you realistically plan for your very special day. Since you never want to say “If I had the chance to do it again, I would…’ then consider these tips.
1. Your Guests Will Remember Only Two Things: the Food and the Vibe of Your Wedding
Years from now—or even a few weeks from now—no one but you and your S.O. are going to remember how the invitations, décor, bouquets, cake and favors look like. So, why break the bank on them? You’d rarely hear a guest say “Girl, those invitations look amazing.” Your guests will remember the food and the vibe of your wedding. So, instead of prioritizing the centerpieces and stationeries, spend more on your buffet and entertainment.
2. You’re Going to Blow Your Budget, Unless You Strictly Follow the Plan
Any wedding planner in Singapore will tell you: expectation on budget rarely match the reality. If you want it to work out, base your budgeting on the quotation given to you by a vendor and ditch the expensive items you can do without on your wedding.
3. The Biggest Destroyers are the Things You Least Expected
The largest budget destroying element of a wedding? Bachelorette parties and bridal showers. Although it’s customary that the bridesmaids pay for the party, some brides offer to pick up a chunk of the bill, especially if it is an out-of-town, overnight trip. To minimize cost, let everyone be aware that you’re trying to save up; stay close to home and keep the party simple.
4. A Wedding Planner is Your Hero
They are not only for the couples who are aiming for an extravagant affair. In fact, when you’re on a budget, the more you need the professional services of a wedding planner. They will not only keep you on schedule, they can also help you score less expensive deals with their exclusive discounts and connections.
5. The Cake Doesn’t Have to be Large Enough for Everyone
It doesn’t even have to be a cake! Novelty options like solo pies, cupcakes and even ice cream sundaes can all be marvelous choices and could also be cheaper than a four-tier wedding cake. If you must have a wedding cake, get a small one and have a sheet cake ready at the back for everyone to enjoy.
These are just a few of the many wedding planning tips you’d want to know in advance to help you save precious time and money on your wedding. With a bit more research, you will find substantial savings on other aspects, too, like the decor, photographer and even your wedding dress.