Planning a Budget Wedding Has its Own Set of 4 C’s.
Wedding planning on any budget is a delicate balancing act, and pretty much every couple’s taste exceeds their budget, no matter what that number may be. Planning a budget wedding has its own set of challenges, though, in that it might be tricky to find options that meet both your aesthetic and your budget. The added frustration of sorting through information to find that needle in a haystack is enough to drive some couples to USING ALL CAPS, or worse, to completely and totally freak-the-heck-out.
But I’ve seen it before and I have an antidote! Before sounding the alarms, consider the four C’s if you’re planning a budget wedding:
If you have more time and craftiness than you do funds, DIY-ing some of your wedding details could be your thing. Get out the glue gun and turn it into a craft party with your best guys and gals!
It takes courage to choose some unique ideas that will save you money. An off-season date or non-peak day of the week, a brunch or lunch wedding, or a cake and punch only reception are fantastic, fun, budget-friendly ideas…that some traditional family members might judge simply because they’re different. Have the courage to made decisions that work for you!
When the finance freak-outs set in, the thing that sets you apart from the mythical Bridezilla is your ability to keep your cool. This doesn’t mean denying all the feels you get while wedding planning, but instead, acknowledging them while keeping them in check. Check out my tips for managing wedding stress, and practice letting go of things that don’t serve you.
I get it: If you’re strapped for cash, the last thing you think you can afford is a wedding planner. And yet, it might be the one thing you purchase for your wedding that will directly help you to manage the other expenses! If you’re struggling with the budget and figuring out where to get the most bang for your buck, hiring a wedding planner (or consultant) for a couple of consulting hours could help you to regain focus and provide you with specific directions. After all, planners are the Olivia Popes of weddings! Event Plan-It offers hourly budget consultations and a budget-friendly package to help you with your stuck points, and many planners offer consulting even if it’s not listed. Just ask!
Which of the 4 C’s has been the most helpful to you in your wedding planning?