These days, there is wonderful freedom when it comes to expectations of grandeur and expense, which is music to the ears of every bride and groom across the country.
Especially after the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, when planning your once in a lifetime, special wedding day, affordability and budgeting is an inevitable part of your organizational considerations.
Continue reading to discover how to plan the perfect yet relatively affordable wedding day and evening without having to compromise on what you and your soon-to-be spouse want.
Wedding Venue & Décor
Sentimental decorations are significantly more heartfelt and meaningful than designer, bespoke elements ordered from abroad and will naturally save you a considerable amount of money. Ask grandparents to design your wedding table décor and, as a beautiful idea, why not ask for handmade bunting to decorate your reception area.
Gone are the days when fake flowers looked tacky and just plain plastic and false, and these days, a much more affordable option that is growing in popularity is ordering fake flowers for the bridal party’s bouquet and to decorate the wedding ceremonial venue and the reception.
Food & Drink
In order to make sure your wedding guests are properly watered throughout the day and evening, the most affordable way is to hire the services of professional and experienced bartenders, such as Event Bartenders, to host the evening and supply everything from bubbly to beer.
In terms of food, there are a plethora of ways in which you can save considerable money yet still provide a delicious meal and evening buffet for your wedding guests.
A popular choice is to contact your local restaurant and work out a deal for them supplying the food for the wedding at a discounted price in return for advertisement and natural, word of mouth promotion from your wedding guests.
Other ideas for wedding catering include reducing your guest list for the day celebrations only, choosing a wedding buffet for the meal instead of a sit-down, served to the seat dining experience, and, for a more sentimental and even more affordable option, asking friends and family to help out and make their own food to bring.
The All-Important Wedding Cake
In the same way that every other element of your wedding day should tie in together with each other nicely, the wedding cake should indeed reflect the theme and feel of you and your betrothed and the wedding as a whole.
However, these days, there is no reason to spend an exorbitant amount of money on designer icing and gold-covered cake bases. Instead, there are a plethora of affordable wedding cake ideas, including:
- Additional fake tiers for aesthetic value only
- Purchasing plain white cakes and tying them together with colored ribbons
- A homemade cupcake table instead of one big cake
- Ask a creative and skilled loved one to make it for you as a wedding gift