When you start planning your wedding, you’re probably going to get a bit of a shock. The price of things quickly adds up and before you know it, your wedding budget is out of control. That’s why it’s always a good idea to look for places where you can save, but you’ve got to be careful.
It’s still the most important day of your life and you don’t want to make too many sacrifices. There are some things that you can easily save money on and still get the wedding that you’ve always dreamed of, but there are certain things that you can’t really afford to save on. These are the wedding details that you shouldn’t try to save money on.
You’re going to be wearing the rings for the rest of your life and they’re a symbol of your partnership with one another, so you’ve got to make sure that you’re getting good ones. That doesn’t mean you have to buy ridiculously expensive rings but make sure that you’re not letting the price get in the way of picking the perfect ring. You need to come up with a budget so you’re not spending way more than you can afford but if you find a ring that you love and it’s a little over budget, you should just go for it. You’ll regret it if you don’t.
You want your guests to have a great time at your wedding so you don’t want to make any sacrifices on the entertainment. A lot of people think that it’s fine to just use your own playlist rather than getting a DJ but it’s not going to be nearly as good. A professional DJ like Benny Smyth will be far better at keeping a crowd happy than your homemade playlist. It’s worth shelling out for a band as well if you want to make the entertainment extra special for your guests.
You need to make sure that you capture your special day so you’ve got plenty of great photos to look back at in years to come. One of your friends might have a fancy camera and they may offer their services but you should politely decline. Unless they’re actually a professional photographer, you’re not going to end up with the wedding photos that you want. It might seem expensive to hire professional photographers but it’s worth the money when you’ve got an album full of amazing pictures of your big day.
All of your guests are going to be there for the whole day drinking and celebrating with you and they’re going to get hungry. You’re going to provide a meal for them after the ceremony, of course, but have you thought about food later on. It’s worth paying for a buffet later on in the evening and some canapes after the ceremony before everybody sits down for dinner so nobody is going hungry.
You can make a lot of savings on things like decorations or makeup but you should always be willing to pay for these wedding day details if you want it to be perfect.