When it comes to wedding planning, one of the most helpful tools you’ll have is a carefully outlined wedding budget. That single item can help keep your spending under control, and also helps ensure you attend to every necessary detail. There are lots of helpful outlines online that help to indicate how much you should spend on key items, like your wedding venue, a wedding planner, photographer, etc. Unfortunately, many leave off a few key items that will need to be purchased prior to your big day. Have you set aside funds, or planned for these pre-wedding expenses?
Extra Clothes, Undergarments, and Makeup Trials Can Add Up
Leading up to your big day, there will likely be several other important events, such as an engagement session, a bridal shower, a bachelorette party and your rehearsal dinner. In addition to the expense of the engagement session, traveling to these events, and hosting some of them, many brides-to-be plan to wear something new to each of these events. (Many hope to get a separate dress for leaving the wedding reception, as well.) But these costs can add up quickly!
If your wedding budget is already strained, there are several ways to keep your spending on track. For instance, you could check with friends or your sisters to see if any have dresses you could borrow. Or, take a simple dress you’ve always loved from your own closet, and dress it up with borrowed or inexpensive accessories to create a new look. You can even rent dresses through online sites, which specialize in formal and designer dresses. This is a great option for saving both money and closet space!
The money you save on clothing could help to purchase the special undergarments you will need to wear with your wedding dress, as well as the makeup and hair trials you will want to have before the big day. (That way you know they’ll go well when it really counts.)
You may also want to use the funds to help pay for some extra skincare and beauty treatments leading up to the big day, such as monthly facials or deep conditioning treatments.
Finally, don’t forget to budget for alterations to your wedding gown. Whether you use the in-house service provided by your dress shop, or take it to a specialist, just make sure you go to someone you trust. And give plenty of time for the necessary alterations to be made, so you don’t have to spend more money on rush fees!
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