Getting Your Budget To Go the Extra Mile

Readers, all you need to stay within your budget is a little creativity! Here’s a story that proves it:

This past summer I worked with a wonderful couple in South Alabama. They had an extremely beautiful wedding, especially for their budget. Here are two major decisions they made that upgraded their wedding while staying on budget.

  1. Having the wedding at home: Not only does this save money on booking a venue, it also puts money back into the home. Landscaping and paint completely transformed this home to make it wedding-ready!
  2. Using the same chairs for the ceremony and the reception: This decision created a slight inconvenience as workers had to move 150 chairs across the property after the ceremony to the reception. However, the guests merely stood to enjoy an hour of cocktails in the meantime. This allowed them to upgrade to a nicer rental chair (wooden X-back chair, my personal fave!), and they saved a ton of money! That’s a win-win!

My main point: Think long and hard about how smart your decisions are financially because with a little strategy you just might be able to have your cake and eat it too.

What do you think about making these tough calls to stay on budget?
Let me know your opinion in the comments!

Last updated on January 4, 2016 at 2:37 pm

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