Featured Photo by Corrina Walker Photography 

When planning a wedding it can be very easy to get carried away and lose sight of the important things; most importantly, your budget! Planning a wedding is usually expensive, but it is very important to make sure you’re using your money wisely and only spending the big bucks when necessary. There are many, many ways to save money when planning your big day, but you may be cutting corners in places that you shouldn’t be. There are also many things that you may want to splurge on, but not every part of your big day has to be extremely expensive to create the perfect elegant wedding. In this post, I will dive into the different aspects of what you’re spending your money on to help you make smart, cost-effective decisions for your big day.

Photo by Blane Marable Photography

Splurge: Dress

When it comes to spending money, one of the most important things to spend money on is your dress. Your wedding dress should fit perfectly and make you feel beautiful, so splurging on high quality materials is more than acceptable when shopping for THE dress. Dresses can also be customized or tailored to fit your body so if you feel that something is slightly off don’t hesitate to alter the small things.

Photo by Genevieve Nisly Photography

Save: Venue

While you may find a venue that you think is worth overspending for, keep in mind that this may result in having to save on small decor details. A smart choice in this situation is to find a decently priced venue and spend a bit more money on decor such as flowers, furniture, candles, etc., to truly personalize your ceremony and reception.

Photo by Calderwood & Rose

Splurge: Flowers

The opinion of many is that flowers can make or break a wedding. Flowers truly light up a room and can create any type of atmosphere you want for your reception, ceremony, or rehearsal dinner. This is probably one of the few times in your life that you will spend money on elaborate flowers so take this chance to choose the arrangements that you have been dreaming of your whole life. Your flower choice will also last forever through pictures so make sure you choose something classic that won’t go out of style.

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Save: Customized Paper Accents

Although customized paper accents such as napkins or personalized plastic cups at the reception may look cute at the time, most guests will not be bothered if you provide regular cups, plates, napkins, etc.  You can save a large sum of money by not having monogrammed paper accents and, in turn, use this money for something more important. You could always send home a personalized gift with your guests anyways!

Photo by Kisa Koenig Photography

Splurge: Photographer

As we all know, your wedding pictures will last forever, especially in this age of social media. Because of this, it is so worth your money to splurge on a high quality, talented photographer to create photos that will have you remembering the beauty of this special day for eternity. A talented, professional photographer is also important because they know how to make you, your spouse, and your wedding party look your best and always seem  to capture all the right moments.

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