Most every bride has dreams about having a flawless, beautiful and ‘perfect’ wedding. However, it usually comes with a hefty price tag. We at Keestone Events understand that not everyone has an unlimited budget and are here to help! Here are a few tips to help stretch your budget to be closer to that wedding you’ve always wanted.
Consider purchasing a lab-created diamond engagement ring
Essentially, these are diamonds that have been created by men, instead of mined. Both these lab-created and natural diamonds have the same physical, chemical and optical properties. Best of all, You can read more about these diamonds, and purchase them at sites like Gemesis, here.
Plan your date away from peak seasons and days
There are seasons in the wedding industry that are more popular than others. In Dallas, months like October are popular because of the weather. Additionally, Saturdays are by far the most popular dates to have a wedding. To save on costs, you can think of having it during months that are not as in demand, along with having it on a Friday or Sunday instead. Some venues do offer deals or lowered prices as well during these times.
Rent a wedding dress or buy it pre-owned
Some bridal stores allow you to rent dresses at a much lower price. However, there are a few downsides: rental stock may be limited, minimal alterations are allowed, and the gown may have already been worn multiple times. You would also want to be careful that no damage occurs to the dress or additional fees will be incurred.
Then there are websites out there like Borrowing Magnolia where you can purchase dresses from other brides or sell your own when you are done! While it can be slightly more expensive, there will be no restrictions on alterations and no additional fees should damage occur.
Choose local and seasonal flowers for the event
We all love exotic flowers like orchids, but if they are not native to your area, it can get pricey quick. To get those florals not in season, it would have to be flown in which can significantly increase costs. Staying local and selecting seasonal flowers would drastically help your budget out!
It’s important to not get caught up in the costs of your wedding. Make smart decisions but most of all, enjoy the process! Have another money saving tip? Do share in the comments section below!