wedding dressWeddings on a tight budget tend to mean compromising on quality.

Things that can be borrowed should no be bought and do not hire professionals for something you can do yourself.

  • When buying a wedding dress first shop around before making a final decision. This will give you the opportunity to find something just as good for a lesser price. This is also to make sure that you do not find a better dress elsewhere after buying another.
  • Most beautiful dresses are usually the most expensive, so get your tailor to come see the dress and have her make you an exact copy with alterations if you so wish. Another option is to hire your wedding dress instead of buying one. You can still look ravishing on your wedding day in a hired dress just like one that you have bought.
  • Getting the dress sewn will cost less than buying it and will still look like a replica to the one you are wearing, provided you get a very good tailor. Warehouses also have nice dresses that will not cost you an arm and a leg. Go ahead and shop around you might be pleasantly surprised.
  • You can even borrow a wedding dress from friends or family. Borrowing from them instead of hiring one from a shop is better because they might let you keep it or even alter it to suit you.
  • If you cannot borrow a dress then you can hire one at places that provide wedding gowns. Some of the best wedding gowns can be found here so why not give it a try. Posting a ‘wanted’ advert or browsing on e-bay will also provide a long list of wedding dresses for you to choose from.
  • Videographers are essential to documenting the wedding but why hire professionals when you can get a family member or friend to record your special day?
  • Basic equipment may be used just like when recording home videos. Plenty of photographs can be taken using cheap disposable cameras. Digital cameras are so advanced that they can give the pictures a professional look and they save money because you do not have to buy film. Just make sure you carry enough spare memory in the form of memory cards because you are going to be shooting away.
  • Venues can be expensive so rather hold your wedding at the local church or in a school hall. They both have space and chairs for many people and chances are that they will be reasonable in their pricing. It’s not a case of how popular a venue is, but you can decorate it to make it look like a first class hotel lounge. A small outdoor wedding in your backyard will also be wallet friendly. Fewer guests will also allow for invitations via the phone. This will act as an R.S.V.P. (Please Reply) and will save money on paper and postal services. The phone is a great way to find out the exact number of people coming.
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