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Planning the wedding on a Budget πŸ’

Looking to plan your dream wedding, but without the hefty price tag? Worry no more, it’s actually possible. The key to this is to spend on the things that really matter to you, and find a way to save on the things that don’t. To make things easier, we found some of the BEST cash saving tips that will help you plan for the big day.

Let’s get started! πŸ™‹πŸ»

#dayrebrides

1) DIY as much as you can βœ‚οΈ

More brides are taking on bigger DIY projects to cut cost especially when it comes to invitations and decorations. With a little effort and pretty templates, make your very own classy invitations, just the way you want to. Get creative, and see your ideas come to life! 🎨

If it helps, we found plenty of really pretty wedding invitation templates here at bit.ly/weddingchicksprintables, that could come in handy πŸ˜„

Wedding photobooths are also all the rage nowadays, I mean, what better way to capture the beautiful moments? πŸ˜‰ However, it can get quite expensive too 😩 Forget about hiring a photo booth company to settle this for you, instead, try doing it yourself!
Things you need to DIY Props:
1) Printables from online
2) Heavy cardstock
3) Scissors
4) Glue/Tape

All you need to do is choose your favourite wedding photobooth printouts from online, paste them onto heavy cardstock (or foam core) & attach handles to the back of each prop.Then bedazzle them with rhinestones, feathers or anything that you wish! This will really help your guests smile & get silly in front of the camera πŸ€“

Instead of professional cameras, you can also consider getting polaroid cameras & printers, so that your guests get to leave a photo of them with a note & take one home too! πŸ€—

As for the backdrop, if you’re looking for something a little more fancy, @zoeraymondtan had her wedding décor done by Wedding Carpenter & PartyPopSG recently. And here’s a sneaky discount code for all you brides-to-be! Just quote Zoe for 10% off for any of the services above.
😏

2) Download free wedding apps instead of hiring a wedding planner πŸ“±

If hiring a wedding planner is too costly, fret not, because you can always get your planning done easily with the help of apps that cater to your needs nowadays πŸ‘ŒπŸ»We found @sheilamansy using The Bride Story Mobile App during her wedding preparations, to get inspirations from engaged couples around the world & worthy advices from wedding professionals.

Through this app, thousands of vendors can be easily found & filtered based on categories, budgets & cities. From decorations, to event rentals, to hair & makeup etc, you’re bound to find what you need. Best of all? This app is FREE! There’s really no harm trying it πŸ˜†
You can read more at bit.ly/sheilamandybridestoryapp on her experience using the app. πŸ‘°πŸ»

3) Pay using a credit card that offers cashback or rewards πŸ’³

A useful tip from our financial blogger @sgbudgetbabe: Utilize your credit cards for cashbacks and rewards! ✨
Credit cards are a great way to purchase wedding needs for convenience and ease of keeping track. Maximising your cashback will help you offset your wedding costs, or travel privileges that will be useful when you go for your honeymoon. It’s a win-win situation! ✌🏻

Of course, due to the various terms and conditions tied to each card (especially on capped amount of cashback, minimum monthly spending etc), do check the T&Cs of each card before you apply πŸ˜‰
To get a better idea of how to tap on various cards to get maximum cashback on wedding expenses, check out Fiona’s blogpost at bit.ly/sgbudgetbabexcashback πŸ€‘

4) Utilize your friends! πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘§

Not everyone needs to engage a solemniser to get married. Instead, invite a close friend to stand in as one. Not only does it save you the money, it will definitely be a more personalized and intimate ceremony. Small savings go a long way! 🌈

5) Eliminating the hidden costs of a Wedding Make Up Artist πŸ‘©πŸ»‍🎨

You will probably come to realise that the bridal makeup and hair styling industry would try to sell you exorbitant packages & services as you try to put together your dream wedding. The rates of hiring someone to do your makeup on the actual wedding day ranges from $370-$1,100, which could be out of the budget for some of us. πŸ˜•The real question is, do you really need wedding ampoules/ airbrush makeup that they try to sell you? What are the usual hidden costs that you should watch out for? πŸ€”

@sgbudgetbabe breaks down the hidden costs to look out for when you are hiring a wedding make up artist. If you avoid the services that you don’t need, this would be more wallet-friendly! πŸ’΅Read on here: bit.ly/sgbudgetbabexmakeup

That’s all from us for now! Hopefully these few tips will inspire you and come in useful for your upcoming wedding
❀️ Keeping tracking of your expenses for your wedding is very important, and you’ll be surprised at how much you can save if you put in the effort to do so!

Till next time! ☺️

Yours socially,
Kai Li & Yvonne

Day 181

Friday, 30 Jun 2017

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