With your wedding coming up, we know many things are vying for your time and money. Let’s be honest here; weddings are SO expensive! There is no doubt that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. Naturally, you want to make sure that everything is impeccable, from the food to the flowers. While you don’t need to spend your life savings on your wedding day, there are some things that you should not skimp out on when it comes to your special day.
Your Wedding Rings
When you plan to wear jewelry every day for the rest of your life, it’s important to invest in high-quality pieces that will last. If you choose rings that you don’t love due to budget concerns, you will live with that decision every single day! On the other hand, if you decide to spend less on some other wedding costs (such as flowers or the wedding cake), you’ll likely never think about it again. After all, your rings symbolize your unbreakable bond of lifelong love, and they could become passed-down family heirlooms one day. Choose a classic design you love that expresses your individual style. A baguette band is a timeless piece that will never go out of style. After all, you will wear this ring for the rest of your life, don’t you want to LOVE it? Picking your wedding bands out together is a bonding experience too. Treat yourself!
The Right Dress
You should never skimp on your wedding dress, as you want to look and feel your absolute best! Yes, you’ll only wear this dress one time, but you’ll also see it in photos for the rest of your life. The right dress is the one that makes you feel stunning on your big day. Just like your wedding ring, it should also reflect your unique personality. It will be the focal point in all of your wedding pictures, so make sure it’s something you’re comfortable with and confident in. Do some shopping around and try on some new styles. Even if you have to spend a little more than you planned, it will be worth it in the end.
It’s no secret that one massive element of your wedding that everyone remembers is the food. The food and beverages are the centerpiece of the reception and go a long way to ensuring everyone has a good time. You don’t want your guests nibbling on dry chicken breast or ice-cold mashed potatoes. When you put so much time and energy into planning the biggest day of your life, the last thing you want is for your guests to leave feeling unsatisfied or thinking it could have been better. The best way to get around that is to find a phenomenal caterer and be willing to allot more of your budget to have a killer menu.
It’s important to find a beautiful wedding location that really suits your style. A well-lit and beautifully decorated space sets the mood for your big day, so it makes sense that wedding venues usually claim a large chunk of a couple’s budget. A good venue means you won’t have to spend a lot of money on décor and furniture, so if you have found a place you really like, go for it. You only get married once, and you deserve to do it in a location that’s genuinely inspiring for you!
This is another area where you should think about paying for quality. These photos will be memories you’ll want to look back on for many years to come, so it is worth paying the extra for the exceptional talent behind the lens. The day goes by very fast, and there is a lot that you might miss that you will wish you hadn’t, so photographs are one the best ways to go back and remember that unforgettable day. Don’t forget to ask the photographer to capture pictures of your shiny new wedding band!
One of the best things to splurge on is your honeymoon. After all the stress and planning of your wedding, you deserve time to yourselves. How better to spend this time than in comfort and luxury, hopefully in a quiet location. It could be in a totally different country or somewhere even nearby—an island for total relaxation or a place with hiking trails where you can enjoy nature together. Either way, it will be totally worth it.
Weddings can be costly and expensive, but you don’t need to go broke and overextend your finances for your wedding day. There are areas of your wedding that you can cut costs on, but hopefully, this article has given you a few unique ideas on the areas you shouldn’t skimp on!