Weddings are usually a one-off expense that celebrates the union between you and your partner. If everything goes well, then you should ideally have just one wedding in your life. As such, you should definitely consider investing more into your big day. Sadly, the reality is that most of us can’t afford incredibly expensive weddings with all the trimmings added. We have to skimp in some areas of our budget to ensure we can actually have a wedding.
While there are many places you can cut costs, there are also some places where we can’t recommend that you go cheap on. So to help you out, here are some of the top wedding expenses that we feel you should never go skimp on.
The venue is where your wedding takes place. Most people hire a venue so that the reception and following dinner happen in the same location. This makes it simple in terms of logistics and is far more convenient for everyone that attends. This means that your venue needs to be spot-on if you want to create a memorable day for everyone.
When it comes to hiring a wedding photographer, you should absolutely go with someone with a proven track record and an amazing portfolio. Do your research, look around for different options, and get quotes from professionals to ensure you get a reliable photographer.
The catering options
The dinner portion of your wedding usually takes a fairly long time. As such, you should never skimp on the options available. You want to make sure that your guests are satisfied and that the food is to their liking. However, you also can’t forget about any snacks or extra food options, such as a buffet during the party or little bites throughout the day.
Your wedding ring should be perfect since it’s going to be something you wear for the rest of your life. You also can’t forget to invest more time and money into your engagement rings. We suggest you look at some options for both engagement and wedding rings to ensure that you and your partner get a beautiful high-quality reminder of your wedding day. Your rings are also going to be judged by friends and family members, so make sure they’re worth showing off!
The bar is going to be one of the biggest expenses, but it’s also necessary! People love drinking at weddings because they want to celebrate. Alcohol can be expensive, but if you’re willing to put everything on your tab then your guests are certainly going to have a fun and memorable night.
Decorations are an important item to put on your wedding shopping list. You should try not to skimp on decorations as they’ll affect the overall feel and theme of your wedding. Some venues provide design consultation to help you get your decorations right, but you might find it easier to work with a wedding planner or designer instead.
What other wedding expenses should you never skimp out on? Let me know in the comments below!