Unless you are fabulously well-off and money isn’t really an object then budgeting for your dream wedding will not be an issue. However, for the rest of us, it’s vital that you stick to your wedding budget.
Assuming that you have some money put aside it’s common to spend the majority of your wedding budget on your venue, wedding reception, honeymoon and of course your wedding dress.
Every bride to be obviously wants the wedding dress of her dreams and with the average cost of a wedding dress costing upwards of $1000 it’s important that you choose wisely and pick a dress that not only suits you but also makes you feel like a million dollars, after all you only get married once and you want to look back on your day without regrets.
The problem with most weddings is after all of the above items have been purchased very little will be left on the table for other essentials, like for example the bridesmaid dresses.
Now, I’m not suggesting for a minute that you should sacrifice your wedding dress or your honeymoon when the money starts to run out, far from it. What I’m actually suggesting is to find your bridesmaids outfits that not only complement your wedding dress but will also cost a lot less than maybe you first envisaged.
The obvious thing if money is becoming tight is to make your own bridesmaid dresses. Now this isn’t as hard as it may first appear providing of course you have plenty of time before your wedding to choose fabric, the style and for you to get creative.
If you don’t fancy the idea of whipping out your sewing machine or quite frankly have no idea how one works. Then maybe you could seek the help of great auntie Flo or a relative who would only be too glad to help you out.
Another option would be to higher a seamstress to make your cheap bridesmaid dresses to a per-designed pattern of your choice. This surprisingly can be relatively inexpensive if you do your homework and buy your fabric before hand. Remember to get a few quotes and you may even be able drive the price down a little too.
If you don’t like the idea of making your own bridesmaid dresses yourself, all is not lost. It is possible to purchase amazing quality dresses at a fraction of the price of those found at your local wedding shop if you know where to look…