Everyone knows that weddings are expensive. However, this does not mean that you cannot cut costs, in case you have a limited budget. The majority of people are dreaming of an over-the-top wedding, because this is the most important day of their life. You may want to have on your wedding day the coolest photo booth, the tastiest hors d’oeuvres and the prettiest flowers. Every bride wants a wedding dress as beautiful and body hugging as the one Kim Kardashian wore or a wedding cake that is more a masterpiece than a desert as Sofia Vergara had. But you have to keep it real because your budget may not be as large as theirs. The thing is that planning a stylish wedding is more expensive than you may think.
Nevertheless, just because you cannot spend the enormous sums celebs spent on planning their weddings, it does not mean that you cannot have a stylish wedding. But you have to know from the beginning, that when you plan a wedding it is all about using your money wisely and knowing your priorities.

Use ribbons to cut down the costs

Ribbons are a colourful DIY supply and they are inexpensive so you should use them instead of expensive wedding decorations. You only need some time and a great supply of ribbons in the colour you like, and you can totally transform the way your wedding décor looks. Ribbons come in multiple colours, patterns and widths and this means that you can find one model that will fit your wedding theme. If you want to add texture then you should use lace and grosgrain ribbon, but if you want to achieve a smooth feel, then you should opt for satin. One idea would be to use assorted ribbon draped from the ceiling to create a romantic atmosphere. You can choose some contrasting colours, or you can select ribbons in the same shade, but made from different fabrics. If you do not want to cover the entire ceiling in ribbon, then you can tie it around a circular hanging wire, and it will get the form of a chandelier. Also, you can opt for bridal ribbon bouquets, because they are more affordable than the ones made from natural flowers, and they definitely last longer.

Do not get married on a Saturday

You should ask your friends the day when they had their wedding, and the sum they had to pay for a Saturday wedding and for a Friday one, for example. You will quickly notice that the ones who had their wedding on a different day, than Saturday, were able to save a lot of money. Also, there are wedding venues that offer discounts if you get married on a Sunday, so you should check the offers. If you opt for an untraditional day to get married, then you will be able to save even more, than you would do if you would have the ceremony during weekend.

Do not hurry

Yes, you got engaged, but this does not mean that you have to hurry to have the wedding, because if you have a long engagement you will be able to save a lot of money. You will have the possibility to book your caterer and venue in time and you will make sure that the prices will not go up. Also, in this way you will have enough time to do research on the offers different vendors and providers of services have, and you will choose the best one, without having to sacrifice quality. Moreover, where you count that you will have plenty of time to do research and decide what type of wedding is the prefect one for you.

Have your ceremony and reception in the same place

If you want to have a unique wedding, then you should rent a house for your big day. You can have there the ceremony, the reception, and you can spend your honeymoon there, if you want to have a destination wedding. Also, if you want to transform your wedding into a party, then you should rent a vacation home, because it would feature all the amenities you may want. It will be an intimate event, but you will celebrate it with all the people you love, so it is an amazing idea. If you have the ceremony and the reception in the same place then you will save a lot of money. In this way, you will save on the bridal party, because you will not have to pay a limo, and to worry that the guests, who do not know the town, will get lost. One amazing option would be to get married at a hotel, because in this way you will not have to pay for transportation for the out-of-town guests.

Author's Bio: 

Cynthia Madison is a young blogger and economics and marketing graduate. She writes about home, lifestyle and family topics and is a senior contributor to popular niche publications.