Remember the tale ‘Of Bunga Telur and Bally Shoes’ back when we were in school? Exactly, I can hear the wedding bells here and there. Planning a wedding can be exciting and intimidating at the same time especially when people expect a grand ballroom wedding. Everyone dreams of the perfect wedding. Speaking of millennials’ weddings, how are we going to plan a wedding without breaking our bank account? Here’s what we can do.
Nothing is impossible! We can plan our dream wedding on a DIY basis - let’s get crafty, peeps! First things first, we need to create a list of PRIORITIES; wedding dress, dais, hand bouquet, make-up, and dowry. If these are doable, there’s no need to recruit professional help. Let’s get our friends and family on board to assist us. The most important thing is knowing what we want for our big day. Take a chill pill and focus one-by-one. Take time to plan and let’s not spend lavishly on things that only last for a day. Try to stay within our budget and spend as minimal as possible.
#2 Venue reservations
Finding the ideal venue for the wedding is going to frustrate us if we don’t start searching earlier. Make sure to book the rental space at least A YEAR PRIOR. Yup! A year. If we were to book the rental space the last minute, we will end up burning a hole in our pocket. There’s no financial gain if you book the venue last minute. Realistically, finding the ideal venue for our big day is a hustle because we have to confirm upon availability and matching dates. Thus, don’t forget this on our wedding to-do-list!
#3 Wedding invitations
We can either choose e-invites or keeping it old-fashioned by delivering the cards via mail of courseee. Figuring how millennials are nowadays, e-invite is by far the best option because it won’t cost a penny and we can save trees too! The rise of social media has also made it easy to disperse the message. We can even design our own invitation knowing there’s a variety of creative apps online. They say less is more. Let’s save the environment and our pockets.
#4 Door gifts
People normally give door gifts to appreciate their attendance and as a remembrance of the ceremony. There are tendencies to overlook the cost involved in preparing the door gifts. That is why choosing a budget-friendly door gift is important. Don’t let the money we spent on door gifts haunt us to sleep. We need to focus on the bigger picture. Plan wise, we have a dream wedding to realize.
#5 Catering Food!
Wedding is about celebrating people with food. It is incomplete to celebrate the newlywed without having a feast. We got to admit that we spend the most on food and beverage service. Choosing a vendor is not easy. Find a negotiable vendor that we’re comfortable to work with. Don’t make rash decisions. Attend food tasting beforehand and ask friends or family for recommendations to get special rates.
Getting married is not free at all but worry no more because we can realize our dream wedding with these cost-effective wedding tips. Marriage isn’t just a one-day event, it’s a lifetime commitment. Check out what Hello I Have Issues episode on weddings to find out more!