We all know that the cost of a wedding, even the smallest can be quite costly. But, does it really have to be? There are many ways to lower the cost for your wedding without sacrifices its beauty and elegance,
The very first thing you want to remember is to plan way ahead of schedule. The earlier you plan, the more you will save. Why & How? Because planning way ahead of schedule, will give you the time to shop around and find the best bargain prices. With using your imagination and creativity, you can D.I.Y. Invite your bridesmaids, mom, maid of honor, even dad to get involved. The more the better. You can feed off of each other's ideas, GREAT! These are just a few items that you can do, by using careful planning, creativity & imagination;
The flowers: The cost of flowers from a florist can be quite expensive. Why not purchase your own from your local supermarket or a small family owned florist, which may have their pricing more reasonable.
If you elect to choose artificial instead of fresh, which in most cases would be best, considering pesticides and allergic reactions to fresh flowers . Your local craft stores is the place to go. Michael's Craft store has a large variety, which looks quite beautiful. They also carry quite a few essential items for your wedding. Moat important, SIGN UP FOR THEIR COUPONS! Along with AC Moore, Jo Ann's Craft & Hobby Lobby.
Your Card Box.
Shop Ebay, Amazon, Etsy & Oriental Trading: You can find many, many bargains for your wedding needs. You can also get many ideas. The photo attached, gave me the idea to make this card box. I saw it on one of the above mention sites and decided to make it myself. Then used the above stores to purchase what was needed. I ended up saving over $100.00
Do your research to find the most reasonable rental supply stores. If you decide to purchase an arch, then by all means, take the time again to use your hidden talents, which we all have and decorate it yourself.
Search the internet for ideas. Be creative. I assure you, once you realize what you are capable of doing, it is going to spark a fuse within you and you just may become a wedding planner. Best wishes!