Now that you have determined your budget, you need to figure out how you can stay within your budget. This may seem relatively easy, however it can be complicated if you are not careful who you choose. While you want your wedding to be very special there are ways in which you can save money, and still have the perfect wedding. Those tips are what you need to harness and expand upon to be successful.
Tip #1. Ask for recommendations. Often you are able to get a discount by being referred from someone. Small discounts all around can really add up. In addition, if you use a recommendation then it could give you a good place to start getting some portfolios to view and find the photographer, caterer, and anyone else you need. While you are always, free to use someone other than who has been recommended, the recommendations usually make a great place to get started.
Tip #2. Once you have picked out one of the professionals you want to work with, ask for referrals for others. For example, once you have a caterer you could ask about photographers, or bakers for the cake. This is a great way to find other responsible professionals. Sometimes the referrals you get can be the “avoid” referrals with a list of people to avoid. These are just as valuable as good referrals. When you are given these types of referrals it is very important to listen to them, they can often save you thousands of dollars.
Tip #3. Never hire anyone without viewing their portfolio and contract before signing. Always look over the contact carefully to see what is included and what is not included in the contract. You want to know about all fees upfront, you want to also determine based upon their portfolio if they have the same “vision” that you want for your wedding. Most people are very picky about their wedding, and want the event to be perfect, you want everyone involved in your wedding to have the same desire for perfection that you have. You want them to be just as excited about the event as you are.
Tip #4. Shop around. Shoes, dresses, tuxedos and more can be purchased on sale to help save some money. Most brides have the shoes for the brides maids dyed anyways, if this is your desire, you can save some money depending upon where you purchase the shoes from, as well as if you are willing to purchase them on sale. This can add up to great savings and will free up some money for other things that you need.
As you can see, it is possible to save money and still have a perfect wedding, never fear your wedding will be perfect and special. All it takes is some hard work, dedication, and effort to have the most magical day of your life. Enjoy the planning and shopping stage of your wedding planning. This can be a lot of fun if you look at it the right way.