Getting married is one of the most exciting days of your life. It is a wonderful celebration of your love amidst the company of family and friends. Many women began dreaming of this event as little girls, weaving up details of their ideal ceremony with Prince Charming, as they walk down the aisle in a perfectly white gown. Now, it is no longer a childish fantasy but a reality that can cost lots of money. Here are four ways to have that dream wedding you’ve always longed for:
Get a Part-Time Gig
Get a side hustle on top of your 9 to 5 job to give you additional income, which you can use to increase your wedding budget. Thanks to the internet, there are many online gigs for you, such as content writing, graphic design, tutorials, bookkeeping, virtual assistant work and the like. If you have hobbies, then consider putting them to good use like selling your homemade baked goodies. There are many opportunities to earn extra money if you are willing to go the extra mile.
Save as Much as You Can
If you want to afford your dream designer wedding dress, then it’s time to give up on that designer coffee. On the bright side, letting go of those frappuccinos will help you lose weight. There are many ways to limit your expenses, like brown bagging lunch to work, going on a carpool to save gas, and cutting down extras like Spotify and cable. Remember, every little thing adds up and no penny is too small to save. This can be a temporary cost reduction but can also be adopted as long-term saving techniques. Make sure you and your significant other are on the same page. Lean on each other to resist impulse purchases.
Take Out a Loan
Some brides choose to take loans, so they can have the wedding of their dreams. After all, a wedding is also an investment for your future. Just make sure that you can afford to pay those monthly bills. You can take a personal loan or refinance your mortgage. In the UK, where costume changes for the bride are de rigueur because ceremonies are an all-day affair, British couples prepare bigger budgets. With the average wedding costing around £22,000, Samantha Kemp from Jubilee2000uk.org explains that many people use remortgaging to help finance the big day. And there’s no shame in that because a wedding happens once in your life (hopefully)!
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Choose Affordable Suppliers
If money is tight, then consider more affordable suppliers, so you can execute those wedding details without breaking the bank. You can ask an aunt, who is skilled in sewing, to make your dream gown. If you want to save on cake costs, just ask a regular home baker to make you a two or three-tiered cake in plain white icing. You can decorate it yourself with fresh cut flowers. Don’t mention that it’s for a wedding because that jacks up the price.
If you think outside the box, there are many ways where you can cut costs yet still have the wedding of your dreams. With a hint of resourcefulness and a dash of consistency in your budgeting and savings plan, you’ll be able to afford the wedding you’ve longed for without breaking the bank.
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