Usually when someone hires the term "wedding planning on a budget" visions of backyard weddings, with Uncle Bob snapping the wedding photographs, and the accessories looking a bit cheap or tacky or all home may come to mind. Now there is nothing wrong with a backyard wedding – they can be absolutely beautiful. But usually when a bride thinks "saving money" in regards to her wedding she feels that she will not get her ultimate dream wedding.
Fortunately for any bride and her budget (no matter how big or small it may be) she can have the perfect, dream wedding without spending a fortune. It just takes some insider information and being more savvy than the average bride.
Weddings are a huge business. And many wedding vendors play on the fact that for almost every single bride planning her wedding is a very emotional event and she wants her wedding to match what she's dreamed of since she was a little girl. Wedding professionals can use these emotions and expectations so the bride ends up paying more than she intends (or even needs to). Since the wedding is her special day and she wants it to be perfect, the bride can easily fall victim to many ploys and tactics used by the professionals in the wedding industry.
The best line of defense is to know what these ploys and tactics are and what is the real truth behind what goes on in the wedding industry. By knowing if the florist, caterer, event space, etc. is feeding you a line, you know how to counter them and save yourself money. Lots of money.
Just imagine this: Let's say your wedding budget is $ 25,000. What if you could get everything you want for your wedding and instead it costs you $ 15,000. Or maybe even $ 10,000! Imagine what you could do with the $ 10,000 to $ 15,000 you save and without sacrificing anything from your dream wedding.
This is a plausible scenario when you have some of the "insider" secrets and tips that will give you a huge edge when planning your wedding on a budget. Here's one tip that can save you money instantly: NEVER let the professionals you contact initially know you are getting the quotes for a wedding. For example, in most cases you will pay much more for the exact same reception room if you say it is for a wedding versus a retirement party. Even though these places will charge you more when you say it is for a wedding, you do not get any extra perks or benefits for this higher price.