Come up with a plan that works
You don’t need to constantly stress over finances. Make a realistic estimate and don’t overdo anything. Focus instead of working instead with what you have and planning your wedding around it. Once you have a decent plan and a figure in your head, it’ll be a lot easier for you to find vendors, options and venues that work. The idea is to start small and be practical with your costs and constraints instead of feeling bogged down by the estimated costs.
Bargain deals are your best friends
Do not underestimate the power of spots that offer a neat bargain and let you hold your wedding in style. This may work a lot better than going for a flashy destination that hikes up all the costs significantly. Don’t feel restricted to the same old options and look at unconventional places as well to check whether you can find something that fits really well with your plans. You also should keep your eyes and ears open for discounted flight fares, off-season rates, offers from vendors and more.
Trim your guest list
This may feel extremely difficult to do at first and you’ll feel tempted to invite a lot of people. Remember that this is a destination wedding and it may make sense to keep your wedding guest list smaller. Consider the fact that a more intimate wedding will make everything extremely special and allow your guests to interact a lot more. You’ll also be able to keep the quality intact and won’t have to compromise. Trimming your guest list will bring down all your costs and make finances much easier to deal with while finalizing everything.
You’ll have to ensure you’re not being rigid on everything. For example, being flexible about the dates may help you secure a really good deal or choosing a different hotel than the one you originally planned may help you save a lot. If your vendors have offers for you and ask you to change a few things, it’s a good idea to consider their suggestion and go ahead with it if your requirements aren’t too rigid. You’ll be able to get the best option available with a little flexibility. Also, instead of trying to get everything to the venue, have an open mind and think about seeking help from local resources to reduce costs and not compromise on quality at the same time.