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It may seem stupid for someone to save for their wedding before they’ve even met the man or woman of their dreams, but the extra money will come in handy later. In 2012 alone, the average cost of a wedding was over $27,000. While it is understandable to want to celebrate the coming together of two families, doing so can easily cause a financial nightmare for the couple.
Instead, those who plan to have a wedding more extravagant than their wallet can start saving now. Most banks allow users to open a savings account free of charge. Not only will this keep the money safe, but also allow users to rake in some interest until Mr. Right comes along.
Make it clear who is paying for what early on.
Traditionally speaking, the parents of the bride are supposed to pay for the entire wedding. That being said, times are tough and the country is still recovering from an economical crisis. It’s understandable that some families may not be able to help as much as others.
On the other hand, some families of the groom may prefer to pay for the wedding themselves, especially if it is their only son. Still other times the couple may pay for the entire celebration themselves, not wanting to financially burden their parents. Regardless of who pays for what, couples should make these requests known early on. By doing so, it will help cut down on both costs and stress.
Take on DIY wedding projects.
Sure, newspaper flowers may not appeal to everyone, but not all DIY projects have to be tacky. Instead of having homemade everything, couples can consider cutting the costs by doing as many DIY projects as they can without sacrificing style. Some popular ideas include baking the wedding cake, creating fabric flowers, or putting together stunning centerpieces for each table.
Consider what is truly important. Purchase these items first.
For some, it will be the color scheme that makes their wedding stand out. For others, it’ll be the flowers, the band that plays rocking Manhattan wedding music, the two-week long honeymoon to New Zealand, or the house that is purchased after the big day. Whatever is most important to the couple should always be purchased first, this way there are no disappointments come wedding day.
Cut costs on the engagement ring whenever possible.
The engagement ring is arguably one of the most important parts of a wedding. With so many women expecting gold, large gemstones, or dozens of diamonds, the price can quickly add up long before the wedding day even arrives. That doesn’t mean couples should get their rings from a gumball machine, but certain methods can be taken to cut down pricing. Buying from a well-known used jewelry store, such as Etsy or eBay, is one way to save thousands. Couples may also use inherited rings, or take previously worn gemstones and place it onto a new ban. Thinking outside the box in terms of gemstones can also cut down on costs. For example, diamonds and sapphires are expensive while opals and citrine can be found much cheaper.
Pick the date of the wedding carefully.
The most popular seasons to have a wedding in are spring and summer. The most popular day is Saturday, and the most popular time is in the early morning or late evening. If couples are willing to compromise on any of these, most venues will discount their price dramatically. Sure, getting married in the Autumn on a Wednesday may not sound ideal now, but cooler seasoned weddings can be just as enjoyable as the warmer months, and at a fraction of the cost.
Derek is currently blogging for a New Jersey catering.
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