It’s your wedding day. You have been dreaming of wedding bells and lace wedding dresses since you were a little girl. You have been dreaming of being a princess, walking down the aisle on your wedding in tulle, in lace, in the regalest wedding dress. Your dream of being a princess can be realised, even if your bank account does not hold the wealth of a kingdom. Everyone deserves to be a princess on their wedding day and now, everyone can be one.
1. Rent your gown or buy cheap
You do not despair if you cannot afford haute couture from Stella McCartney. You can be worthy of Meghan Markle with a stylish cheap lace wedding dresses or silk crepe gown bought off the internet. Look for off-the-rack or on-sale pieces in-store and online. Ensure exact measurements and make consultation appointments if possible. You can even rent gowns to create a fairy-tale look. If it does not make financial sense to buy a new gown, do not feel pressured to buy one. You can also ask to borrow a relative or friend’s wedding dress and alter it to suit you. Hand-me-downs get unnecessary flack; they are cheap and efficient to make great looks and memories.
2. Photography and Music
You can get incredible photos on any standard smartphone. You can ask your friends to record and photograph the event with their smartphones and cameras, and document it on social media using your wedding hash tag. This way the guests will be more involved and any creative friends can take wonderful, meaningful pictures of you on a budget. To hire musicians for cheap, you can turn to college students at local colleges who may provide the services for cheaper. You can also ask musicians for discounts in exchange for networking and marketing opportunities for the musicians at the wedding itself and on social media. You may also assign a friend or family member to DJ the event with a pre-mixed playlist selected by you.
3. Be smart about food
If budget is tight for food, you can either cater it yourself or ask a loved one to do a potluck. You should limit your guest list if you are catering it yourself or using a professional caterer. Princesses have feasts at their weddings, and there is no better feast than one where all the family is involved and with potlucks, it’s the more the merrier!
4. Hair and Makeup
Do your hair and makeup using internet tutorials with borrowed or cheap makeup. You can involve your loved ones to perform the instructions of the tutorials that are easy to follow and will leave you with a princess-like glow.
5. Wedding help not gifts
You should ask your guests for help with the wedding instead of gifts and allocate times and activities to each of them. You can ask for flowers and shrubbery from people’s gardens as floral decorations for the wedding. You can ask people to help decorate, set up or provide creative services like singing and photography.