Now that you’re engaged, it’s likely you have thousands of wedding planning questions. Whether it's selecting a color scheme, your floral arrangement or building your guest list, wedding planning is time consuming. This is why it’s traditionally recommended to start your wedding planning about 12 months in advance.
Although 12 to 18 months is common, many people don’t have the time or simply prefer to have a shorter engagement. Whether you’re looking to get married sooner rather than later or prefer a budget-friendly wedding, there are plenty of low cost alternatives that can help you stick to your budget and save on time! Here are five tips for creating the wedding of your dreams on limited time and money.
Embrace DIY Solutions
Custom-made items or designer decor can quickly add up when ordering in bulk. Embracing DIY solutions can reduce costs while still giving you the decoration and vibe you dreamed of. For example, centerpieces can be an easy wedding item to make at home. Mason jars and containers are fairly inexpensive and paying them with in season flowers can result in a cheap, yet chic centerpiece. The bes part: no one has to know you made them.
Avoid Peak Season Dates
Peak wedding season, as you may have guessed, is June through September. These months tend to be the busiest time for wedding planners, which gives wedding planner the power to raise prices. Selecting a date in off season can return the bargaining power to you. This allows you to receive a discounted rate for the same service or free additional hours.