If you already have a checklist of what you want to happen and the things you need to acquire for your wedding, look at it again and see if there are ways on how you can lower the total expenses. Here are some tips that you can think about as you go about this quest.
1. Allot time on focusing on the things that you have to deal with when it comes to the event. If you can go and visit certain places yourself, then do it. If you are thinking of hiring a wedding coordinator, you must first think about their tasks. Yes, things are going to be a lot easier on your part if there is someone who is managing everything for you and your only job is to approve or reject their choices. But if you have time on your hands, you might as well use a little exercise to proceed on these tasks on your own. You can search for the right church, venue, providers of the materials that you will need on the wedding among other things.
This may sound like a lot of hard work, but this is going to be a special event. It will be more memorable if you are going to manage things on your own. By personally attending to your needs, you will have an idea of how else can you save in the process. Your guests do not have to know that you are on a tight budget. As long as you can provide them with good food and good fun, they won't notice that you did not serve desserts during the event. They will be there for you not for the food or anything else, but to see you finally marry the person whom you want to spend the rest of your life with.
2. Scout for various providers of the different materials and other things that you will need during the event. This can be accomplished online. There are many websites that contain database of different providers of what you are looking for. By browsing at these sites, you will have an idea of how certain packages would cost and you will be able to compare the given prices of the different stores and service providers.
3. Ask your friends who have been into this kind of preparation for tips and advices about how you can save. If you have limited friends who have experienced this kind of event, you can go online and participate on public forums that tackle this subject.
By saving up more money during the wedding planning, you will feel good about what you have accomplished.