Being excited about your wedding and looking forward to the rest of your future together as a married couple doesn’t mean that you have to spend all your savings. People are, in fact, starting to move away from the money drain that weddings used to be and shift their focus over to what truly matters: expressing your love in front of your friends and family.
Just because you’d like to save that money for your future together doesn’t mean that you won’t have a beautiful wedding, though. Start by having a look at the tips below so that you’re able to pull off an elegant and minimalistic wedding with less fuss and more time for the fun stuff.
That way, you can head off on your honeymoon in style and even afford to pay down on that mortgage in the future as well.
Fall in love with DIY
Sharing the love and doing the wedding preparations together mean that you get to spend even more time with your friends and family. There are, in fact, so many things you can do yourself to make the wedding fantastic and everything from wedding invitations, flower arrangements, table decoration, and wedding pictures can be handled by yourself and your closest ones.
It’s not just because there’s a lot of money to save on this, though, as you’ll be able to stay in complete control and get everything done the way you want it to be. Plus, there is something especially romantic about a wedding that is handcrafted by the bride, the groom and their friends and family so don’t shy away from showing your crafty side.
Choosing an elegant dress
Sure, the wedding dress you choose should be one that you truly love but since you’re opting for a minimalistic wedding, an elegant dress would match this perfectly.
Just like it’s perfectly acceptable to choose cheap engagement rings these days as the symbolic value is far more important than how much money the wedding industry is able to get out of you, the dress doesn’t have to cost that much either.
You might even want to consider wearing the same wedding dress that someone in your family wore to increase the sentimental value even more – and, of course, make the previous wearer of the wedding dress very happy.
Work with small companies
Finally, if you’d like to hire someone to take care of parts of the wedding for you rather than doing everything yourself, it’s a good idea to opt for a smaller company. These tend to be in need of customers a bit more than the large corporations and, by supporting the smaller entrepreneurs, you’re also staying true to your values of a minimalist wedding.
Keep the wedding small and intimate, choose the traditions that mean more to you, and remember to enjoy yourself as well.
After this, you have the rest of your life together to look forward to and much less wedding decorations to clean up afterwards.
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