Planning your dream wedding island-style in Thailand can be an exciting experience but it can also be overwhelming and expensive. But, it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of ways to plan the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank. Let’s look at some essential tips for planning the perfect wedding on a budget.
Create a Budget and Stick to It
The first step in planning your dream wedding on a budget is to create a realistic budget for yourself. Then you need to stick to it. This will help you make sure that you are not overspending on any one aspect of the wedding or going into debt. It’s hard to think about all the things that need to get done in the beginning so, give yourself a little wiggle room in your budget.
Make sure to include all costs such as catering, venue, decorations, music and entertainment, photography, and more in your budget. You may even want to consider creating different budgets for different aspects of the wedding if necessary. Once you have created your budget, don’t forget to add in 10-20% extra just in case something unexpected comes up!
Shop Around for Deals
Another great way to save money when planning your dream wedding is by shopping around for deals wherever possible. Try looking online or in discount stores for items such as decorations or dresses instead of purchasing them from traditional retailers which tend to be more expensive.
You can also shop around for vendors who offer discounts, many caterers or photographers may offer discounted rates if they are booking multiple events or need extra business during certain times of the year. These small savings can quickly add up!
DIY Where Possible
Do-it-yourself projects are another great way to save money when planning your dream wedding. There are so many DIY projects out there that require little effort but can still make a big impact on the overall look and feel of your special day!
Try making your own centerpieces, favors, bouquets, invitations, or even food items if you have some culinary skills. Not only will these tasks save you money, but they will also add an extra personal touch that will make the day even more special!