Many of us dream of a big, extravagant wedding but that doesn’t necessarily mean that we can all afford it. Sometimes it feels like our money is just stretched too thin. However, there are ways that you can cut some costs and save up for the wedding of your dreams. All it takes is some perseverance, smart planning, and a few sacrifices.
Start organising your finances
We all have a tendency to just pay for things mindlessly every now and then. Sometimes it isn’t until you get home that we realised that the cashier charged you twice for the same item. The same happens to your bills. We don’t really think about where the cost comes from. We just pay it and get on with our lives. But, if you were to take a closer look, you’d start to see that there are certain bills you can reduce. Some companies are lenient with loyal customers. For example, your phone company might reduce your usual costs if you’re able to prove to them that you can get a cheaper deal elsewhere. It’s important that you negotiate and get involved with the bills you’re paying rather than just accepting that you have to pay more.
Protect your savings
Nothing’s worse than unexpected rainy days. Little accidents happen all the time, but that doesn’t mean that you always have to drain your savings to cover for them. If you’re still paying off your car while you’re trying to save money, a smart way to protect your savings would be to buy gap insurance. Gap insurance covers the difference between the value of your car and the amount that you have yet to pay off, which will protect you from owing more money than the car is worth if anything were to happen to it. So, if you were to get into an accident before the wedding you won’t have to lose your wedding fund.
Conserve energy around the home
There are small things you ca do around the home that can add up to big savings. Your life might not be as luxurious as it usually is for a while, but a perfect wedding will make it all worth it. You can start by turning off the lights you’re not using, reducing the temperature of your showers and buying some soft, fluffy jumpers instead of turning your heating up to full blast in the winter. With a little bit of sacrifice and a thrifty attitude you could be walking down the aisle in Hawaii a lot sooner than you think.
Lower your standards
Is it absolutely imperative that your sandwiches are made from hand kneaded, poppy and pumpkin seed bread and authentic prosciutto from the Italian market on the other side of town? We all have our little luxuries that we could do without. That doesn’t mean you have to give them up forever. But, if you’re looking forward to an extravagant wedding on a yacht then you would be wise to start lowering your standards and buying the cheaper options.