It is a well-known fact that weddings generally cost a lot of money and many people do not get married for a while because they do not have enough of money to host a wedding party. However, the truth is that a wedding does not have to be expensive at all. The only reason that weddings are expensive is because everyone sticks to tradition and tries to follow ritual which is indeed expensive because wedding stores, wedding planners and every supplier involved with the planning of a wedding knows that brides and grooms in general are willing to spend a lot of money on their wedding.
It would be a good idea for you to try and break tradition and do your own thing for your wedding. A wedding is, after all, just a party that you are hosting and it is your party and therefore, you have all of the freedom to do anything you want at your party. There is no rule that you have to wear a big white ball gown to your wedding party just because other people do it. In fact, choosing to have your wedding at Dove and Olive bars or pubs in your town might be one of the best ideas and you will be able to throw the best party ever for a fraction of the cost.
Design your own wedding
The first thing you will need to do is to erase everything that you have ever been told about weddings from your mind and start with a blank canvas. Instead of expensive champagne to celebrate your big date, you can choose to serve craft beer for your toast at your pub wedding. However, always make sure that you have another option for those who do not drink alcohol.
For your attire, choose to wear a dress that you love instead of a dress that you have been told to wear. You can even design your own dress and have it made by your personal dress maker but the trick is to keep the fact that it is for your wedding a secret. Simply mentioning that it is for your wedding will make the price of the dress go up significantly. You can also choose to create your own “bouquet” from anything you want from wire to beads or anything else. The key is to have fun with your wedding and throw a great party with good food that does not have to be expensive food, good music and a lot of drinks.