With most couples nowadays having a limited budget, distributing it may seem like you have nothing to work with. However, there are many ways to save, when it comes to wedding planning. All you need to do is identify which aspects are the most important to you and invest the biggest part of your budget in them.

You can choose everything, from laser-cut solid wood invitations with gold leaf, to hand-written ones with drawings from your 4-year old niece. They can both be meaningful. It all depends on your style. If you would like to offer more cocktail rounds at your wedding, a simple invitation is the way to go.

Wedding Ceremony
If this is the part that is more meaningful to you, then you can invest in a luxurious town hall chamber or an impressive church that will fit all your guests. You can plan a long ceremony with many rituals, keeping in mind that this will lead to a higher cost. On the other hand, if you are not religious or the ceremony is not that meaningful to you, you can get married for free in the town hall.

Wedding Reception
If people are what matters the most to you, then you can invest a big part of your budget providing them with drinks and food. The more the guests, the bigger part of the budget you will have to invest in the reception. On the other hand, for the same budget you could have less guests -for a more intimate reception- but offer more courses or more intricate food creations.

Wedding Favors
Wedding favors are the tiny part of your wedding that people will take back home with them. Many people choose to invest in an ornament that people can cherish forever. Other couples feel that it is the memories and the pictures that people will go back to and they offer low-cost wedding favors such as muffins or candy.

It is important to sit down with your future spouse and make sure that you are on the same page when it comes to the wedding budget, what is and is not important for both of you.