People think successful weddings must be expensive—this is not true. Anyone with the zeal can pull off a simple and outstanding wedding that everybody will live to remember.
Make a list of items, assign tasks, follow-up weekly to see where you are, pull all your resources, borrow and barter as much as possible and pray that it all works out.
Simple wedding ideas make planning an awesome wedding on your tiny budget easy. Just because you’re budget isn’t as big as your fantasies there’s no reason to compromise. With a little creativity and these simple wedding ideas you can have your dream wedding without a debt.
Budget for your wedding
Set your budget with money that you already have in a bank account. No one, under any circumstance, should go into debt for a wedding. If you only have Rwf2million saved up for your wedding, then plan a 2million franc wedding. Best case scenario, spend less than you have budgeted.
When choosing bridesmaids dresses, remember that the dresses are worn on wedding days. (No matter how many times a bride tries to convince her bridesmaids otherwise.)
Think outside the box
Be willing to think outside the box because everyone is unique and a wedding should reflect that. Your marriage is what is most important, not your wedding day. Keeping this in perspective will save you time and stress when it comes to making decisions about minute details.
Think about the wedding date; first pick a month and work from there. Be sure to allow yourself enough time to organize the details. Be careful when choosing a date. Be sure that it is not a busy time of year, such as a holiday or during graduation.
Think of where you would like your wedding to take place. If you are having a reception, contact each establishment, and see if the date that you want is available.
Don’t let expensive wedding rings spoil your wedding. It is wise to shop for nice and simple rings.
Food are a major element in your budget. Determine the food arrangements for your rehearsal dinner and reception. Also determine your cake style and where to make it.
Choose your wedding party early on and look for a place which is quite exotic and does not require you to pay expensively.
Make your invite list fairly early in your planning. An estimation of the number of guests attending helps. And design simple and nice cards.
Anyone can have a simple yet elegant wedding, spend less money and still have wonderful memories to cherish. The main reason for a wedding is to celebrate marriage and not to show off.