Create Your Dream Wedding! (Even if you’re on a budget!)

 
Photo by  Álvaro CvG  on  Unsplash

Photo by Álvaro CvG on Unsplash

 

According to The Knot, the average wedding in 2017 cost over $33,000, and that doesn’t include the honeymoon. If you’re looking at that number, thinking “Yikes!” don’t get discouraged! You can have a wedding for way less than that, you can even have your DREAM wedding for only a few thousand dollars, and here at Lyra Vega Bridal, we’re going to show you how to make it happen!

Keep It Personal

It’s basic math that the more people you have at your wedding, the more it will cost. Between food, beverages, cake, venue, and place settings, more bodies equals more money. Consider an intimate wedding, under 50 people so you’ll not only save thousands of dollars, you have more flexibility of your venue, your entertainment, and so much more. Check out our tips on how to make a small wedding fun!

If you are catching a lot of flack for not inviting second cousins you haven’t seen in 10 years or your mom’s best friend from college, this is where setting boundaries is a beautiful thing. Explain that you only have a budget of X amount, and in order to have the wedding of your dreams, you have to keep the head count low. If you’re feeling sassy, ask if they’d like to chip in, and then you’ll be happy to invite Second Cousin Stanley.

Keep the Alcohol Choices to a Minimum

 
Photo by  Allie Miller

Photo by Allie Miller

 

Instead of having a full bar that can quickly run into the thousands, offer wine, beer, and if you’re set on hard liquor, create a signature mixed drink based on your theme and offer it with cute signage and your guests will still have a great time! 

 

Simple Flowers can be Stunning

 
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Think of your flowers as more of an accent to your decor. Consider bud vases with single orchids or bursting dahlias floating in a glass bowl of water with tea lights. Bud vases, crystal bowls, and tea lights can all be purchased online or at craft stores for much cheaper than you’d pay at the florist, and they take seconds to set up. Save even more by selecting seasonal flowers over imported or out of season varieties.

If you’re dreaming of greenery, consider an outdoor venue, such as at a botanical garden, park, or even a friend or family members’ property!

 

Ditch the Designer Dress

A designer wedding dress alone can cost at least $5,000, and often more than $10,000. Instead of going into debt for a dress that is expensive solely because of the designer’s name, consider an online bridal boutique that offer affordable wedding dresses because they keep their overhead low. This doesn’t mean we recommend ordering a dress from one of those discount websites for $28, but there are reputable online wedding dress boutiques that offer gorgeous, high-quality gowns that are made to your exact measurements!

 

In fact, check out Lyra Vega Bridal for your wedding dress! With dresses of all styles, we offer quality fabrics and embellishments, beautiful craftsmanship, all in a price point that allows brides to find their dream dress no matter their budget! Contact us today to set up your free online consultation!

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