You might not have a lot of money to spend on your wedding day, and that might not bother you either. Sometimes two people are so in love that they simply want to hurry up and become a married couple without all the frills and bells that come with having a large expensive wedding. Whatever the reasons for having your wedding on a budget, there are some essential things that you definitely shouldn’t forget about.
- Wedding photography
You don’t have to hire a professional to do your wedding photography in Cabo San Lucas, but you should make sure that there is a way of getting some of your memories recorded. You can ask friends and family to video the ceremony, or just get everybody to take pictures throughout the day. Don’t forget to get photographs of the bride getting ready, the ceremony and of course the first dance afterwards. If you have a reception and people are getting drunk, it’s easy to forget about taking pictures, but you’ll regret not getting these great memories later on.
- Wedding dress
People getting married in the registrar office or other formal place might not feel like wearing a wedding dress is really worth it. Rather than splash out on a wedding dress, the bride will wear a regular dress or other smart clothing. However, with wedding dresses up for sale on eBay, Craigslist and other second hand websites, it’s not difficult at all to find a beautiful dress within your budget. Most women dream of their perfect wedding dress, so if you do want one, don’t forget you can wear a dress no matter where the ceremony is being held.
- Wedding cake
Food in general for your reception afterwards can be done in a very cheap way. You could either invite everyone to a restaurant or bar where they can pay for their own meal and drinks if they want to order something. Alternatively, get everybody to bring some food and have the reception in a church hall or even your own house. The wedding cake should be a must, so you could either have a go at making one yourself to keep the costs down or get a friend to bake one for you.
- Wedding music
Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you have to go without music. Live music is often expensive for weddings, but there are ways of getting it much cheaper. For example, contact music students and ask how much they charge to play at weddings. You shouldn’t expect to get it free or merely at the cost of their travel, but you can certainly expect it to be a lot cheaper than professional musicians who have been playing at weddings for years. Even if you only have the music before and during the ceremony, it’ll add a lovely touch to your wedding and won’t add too much onto your bill either.