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How to Plan an Amazing Low Cost Wedding – Part 1

by Prosper Lauren on 03/23/09

Planning a wedding can be a very stressful endeavor, especially in this economy. Adding the word “wedding” to almost anything seems to immediately double the quoted price. I have been sticker shocked more times than I can count throughout my wedding planning process this year. Below are a few things I have learned that may help cut costs and in my next blog I will provide a few more helpful hints.

Think outside the box. Get creative. For example, instead of having your wedding at a hotel where they control the catering and charge you a per-head alcohol cost, maybe have an outdoor wedding at a private residence or venue that you rent, where you can control the costs. You can hire a less expensive caterer that you choose, and buy your alcohol in bulk.
What is most important to you on your wedding day? It is easy to get caught up and begin to strive unnecessarily for perfection. Ask yourself, what do I want out of my wedding day? For me, I want to have a day where I can have fun and connect with my friends and family, not give them the prefect meal or show them my decorating ability. Pick what is important to you and keep that in mind throughout the process.

Don’t get caught up in details. Most people at weddings don’t talk about the centerpieces, the token guest gifts, or the great the wall decorations. If you’re keeping costs law, try to keep it simple. With simplicity, you can really showcase your personality. Maybe use pictures of the bride and groom or family members as centerpieces, or simply a candle with flower petals. Use the money instead for vendors you really care about. For example I want amazing pictures more than amazing flowers.

Remember most importantly that your wedding is about you.

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