Planning for your own wedding can be tough, but this is also practical. If you have limited resources, but you have time in your hands to handle the planning, it is better to do it on your own than to relegate the task to a pro. You will learn a lot from it, from the cheapest sources of items, to ideas that will prompt you to be creative, such as doing your own table centerpieces and lace chair sashes.
It is easier to decide whether or not something is important to the event or if you can do away without these fancy things. To help you focus on the more important things that you need to plan for the wedding, heres a look at the top things that will only cause you to waste of your hard-earned money. By knowing these things, you will know exactly what expenses to avoid and save money when planning for your wedding and on the actual day itself.
1. Too many people in the entourage - You can have as many guests that you want to invite to your party, but you dont need a lot of people to act as your bridesmaids and groomsmen. Even if you will not provide for their attire, you still need to buy your entourage similar stuff, such as flowers or bouquets and boutonnieres. It will look more sincere if you only have a few people in your entourage, but make sure that they really mean so much for you and your partner.
If you think that there are certain people who will feel disappointed when you drop them off the entourages list, you can assign special roles to them during the reception.
2. Focusing more on the fancy things - You can achieve a great ambience even if you dont have expensive lace chair sashes or you did not send out save the date notices. Do not buy meaningless wedding favors that cost a lot, but wont be appreciated by most of your guests. Instead of the kind of favors that may look cute, but will only collect dust, you can choose to make a donation to a charitable institution. If you really want to give out wedding favors, you can choose the kinds that will be appreciated by your guests, like a pack of goodies or box of chocolates.
There are more things to focus on when planning for your own wedding than fancy giveaways and lace chair sashes. Focus your attention to the food and drinks. Plan the details on how to create a memorable event without going overboard with your expenses.
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