In this time most people who are getting married should learn to drop some things that will help save costs.
The following points should help reduce the cost of getting married as you look forward to your great day.
1. Intricate flower arrangements.
Listen, if the venue is already beautiful, you absolutely do not need flowers. End of discussion.
2. An expensive gown.
Did y’all see the simple dress that Wambui Kamiru wore when she was getting married to Bob Collymore? Yet, collectively, they probably have millions in their accounts. There’s no need to spend hundreds of thousands on a dress you will wear once. Instead, go for a simple but stunning tailor made gown or rent one from rent-a-dress stores. You could also go for something borrowed, say a dress that your mother or grandma wore and customize it a little to get the perfect finish and fit.
3. A convoy.
For what purpose? To make noise in the estate, hooting while heading to church so that people can come out and see you’re getting married? SMH. Nowadays, so many people own cars. Get your friends to drive the bridemaids and groomsmen then rent a bus to transport family. If anything, you just need one car to transport the bride.
4. Wedding invites.
In this day and age, who is not on Whatsapp? And, why are they not on Whatsapp? Create a group and invite people on the group. That way, you can easily keep track of those who will attend and those who will not make it. For those still stuck in the stone age or too bourgeois to use Whatsapp, you can give them a quick call as an invite. Making personalized invites takes so much time and money.
Unless they’re buying their own clothes and what not, leave them out. You actually do not need bridesmaids. Meghan Markle didn’t have any either. You’ll be just fine.