When it comes to the preparations for our wedding day, we would all want to get the finest prices possible; but, how can we achieve this without going over our financial limits?
When it comes to planning yours, here are a few pointers for you to keep in mind!
You may save costs by having a wedding in the 1950s!
Instead of spending all of your savings (and the savings of your family!) on the ceremony and everything that goes along with it, why not opt for a thrifty fifties wedding if you’re getting married on a bit of a tight budget instead of forking over all of your savings on the ceremony and everything that goes along with it? The 1950s were known for their stringent financial restrictions, so it seems like you’re keeping up with the trend!
On the day of your wedding, it is not as important that you spend a lot of money as it is that you have a good time and that you are surrounded by the people who are most important to you. These are two factors that do not necessarily come with a huge price tag. So, in order to save costs on that magnificent 1950s wedding, what are some of the options available to you?
Cut your guest list.
It may seem counterintuitive to the concept of wanting to celebrate your big day with all of the people who are important to you, but the reality of the matter is that a wedding with more guests will cost more money. To accommodate everyone, you will need a larger location, which will almost certainly result in an increase in the cost of catering. Why not keep it limited to close friends and family members to create the atmosphere of an intimate party from the 1950s?
Have fewer major roles.
There is no rule that says you have to have a large number of bridesmaids and ushers. Keep your money in your pocket and have a few ushers and a couple of bridesmaids if you have any at all if you plan on handing out big parts at your wedding. The more major roles you dole out, the more money you will have to spend on clothing. Aside from that, you should simply give them the freedom to choose what they want to wear on the day of the event as long as it fits in with the theme they have been given.
Recruit the assistance of skilled acquaintances.
If you have a large group of friends, each of whom has a unique set of artistic and creative abilities, you should certainly try to enlist their assistance in the preparations for the event, as well as in some of the activities that will take place on an actual day. If someone is skilled in the art of baking, then they are able to produce your cake. When it comes to catering an event, having someone who is skilled in the kitchen and can assist you in preparing a delicious spread may relieve some of the stress involved. If any of your friends are talented musicians, ask them if they would be willing to perform for your visitors while they dine. It’s possible that your friends who are skilled photographers would be pleased to document the day for you. Don’t forget the timeless bunting for your ’50s theme, which you can simply make yourself with a little assistance from your pals who are creative. And what about the sugar maple trees? You just must get your hands on one of them.
In most cases, crafty friends are more than pleased to lend a hand on the big day; nevertheless, you shouldn’t put too much pressure on them in case they feel insecure about their contribution. If you have a buddy who has a vintage automobile from the 1950s, then you are in a very fortunate position since this immediately solves the problem of how to go about it! Or possibly a Volkswagen Campervan, of which there are plenty available for a lease online.
Create your own playlist of songs from the ’50s.
It is common practice for engaged couples to spend a significant amount of money on a DJ for the reception party that follows the speeches and the meal. You may, on the other hand, save some money by compiling your own playlist of famous songs from the ’50s to get you in the mood for dancing. In this manner, you will have a clear understanding of what you will get, and you will be able to continue along the same lines right up to the very end!
A recent bride I met was planning an amazing evening for her guests, which included a number of her musician friends performing a couple of songs apiece and recitations from some of her other friends who were not musicians. There was even some clog dancing threw in there, which even the bride participated in.
Reduce how much you spend on your clothing.
The most essential component of a successful 1950s-themed wedding is maintaining the party atmosphere throughout the event. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on a conventional wedding dress, you might save a significant amount of money by opting for a garment with a 1950s motif. This also applies to the outfits that the bridesmaids will be wearing, while the groomsmen merely need to focus on looking sharp with a ’50s spin.
Select just one location, or move the festivities outside.
If you host the wedding ceremony, the lunch, and the reception at the same location, you may be able to reduce some of the costs associated with the event. However, if you move the festivities to an outdoor location after the ceremony and rent a marquee, you might be able to save even more money. It goes without saying that you need the marquee given that you cannot predict the weather. It is a fantastic idea to hold your wedding in a marquee in a field because this will give your event the feel of a traditional 1950s fete, and it will also give you more flexibility in terms of providing your own food and drink, including possibly serving vintage craft beers on the special occasion.
Find out what your community has to offer, as some places have unusual venues that they are willing to rent out for a price that is affordable, such as old Victorian bathhouses or bandstands.
Cut cost on wedding favours.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on lavish wedding favours for all of your guests since you have the perfect chance to contribute to the feeling of place and reinforce the 1950s theme of the day by utilising vintage sweets instead of traditional wedding favours. Because people do not place a high level of importance on wedding favours, it is best to keep the details uncomplicated. People will undoubtedly associate desserts such as pear drops and rhubarb and custards with your vintage theme because they have been around for a very long time. Alternately, you could create some delicious jams for your guests and give them in cute small jars as a nice homemade favour. One recent bride told us about her unique and thoughtful wedding favour: she gave her guests a taste of each of the couple’s favourite beers as a thank-you for attending their wedding.
Have a look at an article that we published not too long ago on the topic of strange party favours, such as flip-flops and sunglasses; you may find it interesting.
Get bargain-priced stationery for the wedding.
It is important that all of your wedding stationery reinforces your theme, but you can easily accomplish this goal by doing some price comparison shopping online to locate the invites, save the dates, and thank you cards that are the greatest bargain. These days, finding exactly what you want at the price you need has been noticeably simpler thanks to the proliferation of the internet. Find the perfect stationery for your event by doing some in-depth research on the topic.