Weddings are extremely significant events in people’s lives. For some people they mark the transition from childhood to adulthood; as such they are events whose importance cannot be overstated. This is the reason why most people who are getting married want to make their wedding days very special. For these people the “urge to splurge” may be irresistible, and despite having outlined a budget beforehand, it may be all too easy for them to exceed it if they throw caution to the wind – a dangerous temptation in this day and age. One must thus watch one’s wedding cost like a hawk to make sure that one does not fall into this sort of trap.
It is a sad misconception that when one is preparing to hold a wedding, one needs to “kick out all the chocks”, and spend like there is no tomorrow – max out one’s budget and incur the maximum wedding cost – in order to make that wedding unforgettable. As a matter of fact a wedding that is simple and heartfelt and devoid of too much glitz and glamour may actually be more memorable than one that is exceedingly lavish and excessive.
You will need to start planning your wedding by determining the intersection point between how much you want to spend and how much you can actually spend – set a budget in order to be able to gain control over your wedding cost. Sit down with all those concerned and set limits; make calls, contact service and equipment providers. It may actually be wisest to contact wedding planners and have them work with you instead of organizing everything from scratch as these people are professionals: they should be able to provide you with what you need at a price that works for you. (Just make sure that what they themselves charge falls within your own budget, or it may serve to bump your wedding cost higher.)
Self control and moderation should be your key guiding principles when organizing a wedding, in order to not bump your wedding cost up to stratospheric levels. Just think: it may do your ego good to have a wedding that is the talk of the town, but can you really afford to do so? Will you still be paying for it by the time your children start coming, and will that be a problem? After getting married you and your spouse will most probably need to consolidate your resources, especially if you are planning on starting a family. If your wedding cost is such that you will still be paying for it some years down the road, then it may be very wise to rethink your plans for your wedding.
Sometimes the simplest weddings are the most memorable ones – this may appear to be a misconception, but many people who have had severe budget restraints and who have had to cut their wedding costs as a result have still managed to have wonderful weddings that all their attendees managed to enjoy. The trick is to come up with a wedding that is heartfelt and stylish without going overboard on all the embellishments and drowning the sentiment out.