The wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event and you will want to make the best of your efforts, even financially, to make it special. To ensure that you don’t go overboard the budget that you’ve set, strategic planning needs to be done. There will be some things that you’ll need to cut down on but here, we are talking about the things on which you can go ahead and splurge. Trust us, it’ll be worth every penny. Read on to know what they are:
Your wedding outfit
You may have spent quite a lot on clothes all your life but this one occasion is definitely worth a steep price tag. Everyone will be admiring you – and you want to feel happy and confident on your wedding day. Make sure it’s a perfect fit and the quality is top-notch, this is one purchase you won’t regret at all in the future. Go all the way while choosing an outfit by a favourite designer and let yourself enjoy the day to the fullest!
The ambience will determine so much – the mood and the vibes, the pictures, guests’ reactions to the place. You’ll have to shell out quite a bit as you zero down on the perfect location. The best way to do this is by picking at least three options and comparing them. Take everything into account – food, setting, location, proximity, service, and more. But remember that you’ll probably have to spend a little extra. Don’t compromise too much on the venue; you’ll be very content with your decision later!
This is one thing almost every guest at the wedding will look forward to – great food. Set aside a good amount of your budget for the cuisine and make sure you don’t skimp on options. A lovely three-course meal with plenty of choices and great dessert picks will have your guests raving about the festivities for a long time and win you some admiration too. Great food at the wedding won’t let you down for sure!
You want to ensure that you don’t end up getting pictures that are far from what you wanted. For this, you’ll have to do enough research and have to settle on great talent in the business. Even if this means they have hefty fees, it’s a good idea to consult a few people and book photographers who will give you exactly what you’re looking for. Remember these photographs will last you a lifetime and they’re worth spending money on.
The wedding planner
While this may seem like it’s adding to your overall costs, you should definitely consider getting an experienced planner on the team. Not only will it save you a lot of stress, you’ll be able to get a lot of help in deciding what works best. It’ll also help you plan the wedding exactly as you visualized it and make the last-minute rush a lot easier to bear while effortlessly ensuring that questions from all the vendors are answered as well without you having to step in regularly.
These are some of the most crucial elements of a wedding for which you will thank yourself later to have splurged on. Think of these as investments in an experience you will remember all your life. Do take into consideration the advice of your wedding planners, they know what they’re talking about. Don’t forget to tell us the stories of how you planned your budget.