Weddings are expensive, no doubt about that. Everything about them, the venue, the dress, the food, it all costs a pretty penny. Unless one has an excess amount of money already sat aside for their wedding then the costs really do cause stress. The Bride has been dreaming of this day since she was a little girl, and she wants it to be perfect. Although, there is one thing all Bride’s should keep in mind while wedding planning: The amount of money spent on the wedding does not make for a better marriage.
Your marriage is not based around your wedding day. Just because there is an ice sculpture in the entryway does not mean you will live happily ever after. Many people worry about the wedding being perfect that they disconnect with their partner entirely. Planning the wedding is a wonderful opportunity to grow together instead of apart. Making decisions together, compromising, and learning more about each other is what marriage is all about.
Financial hardship is the #1 reason for divorce. If more money can be saved on the wedding then it is a better beginning for you and your spouse.
Our wedding was a very simple wedding. There was nothing extravagant anywhere to be found, and that is how I wanted it. Now, there is nothing wrong with wanting an extravagant wedding, it is what makes it special and more memorable. Also, extravagant does not have to mean expensive. There are many beautiful and spectacular things you can create.
To Keep Costs Down
The best thing to do is find DIY crafts you and your fiancé or bridesmaids can do. There are so many things in a wedding that are much more meaningful when created, not bought. Things like the centerpieces, trellis/archway, props, flowers, save the date’s, invitations and rsvp cards, signs, and other things incorporated to make it personal can all be easy “do it yourself” tasks. Pinterest Boards are great ways to get ideas!
It is incredibly understandable how much money people sink into their weddings, but I’m not saying that is right or wrong. I am saying that no matter how much money is put into the wedding it is not going to make a difference in your marriage for the many years to come.
Good luck and best wishes!