Getting Married? How to Keep Your Costs Low

I’m getting Married!!! I gave myself some time to enjoy it and I didn’t post it to Facebook at all. I got engaged at the end of 2017, and I wanted to document the process in writing and with pictures.

When my fiancé proposed, not only did tears fall down, but my answer was yes! There was no indication that a proposal was coming. When he Proposed I cried, and I’m not sure why. I think its the excitement, and anxiety that played a role in it. I decided to do more digging in ways to save. At first I started with asking friends and family about how much they spent, and ways they cut costs.

The number one saving method is to have a small guest list, however family is huge. My grandmother had eleven children!!! And at this point each of her children has a family – at least one child. You can do the math. Now we are entering the generation of her children’s, children having children.

My fiancé has a fairly large family as well. Our fist draft guest list has 230 people. I haven’t even gotten through all my family embers at this point. It seems like we will have to do major cuts – or just have it at a non fancy hall.

Some people suggested having the wedding abroad, but due to certain family members we want at our ceremony that option is out.

Currently we are saving up for the big day – but the more planning we do, the more expenses I see.

When you got married how did you do it? What would you change? How did you cut costs? Let me know in the comments below!

 

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