Everyone says your wedding is only one day, and that’s true. But it’s still going to be a day you’ll remember forever. You don’t want to think back on it with regrets.
I got married back in 2015 when I was 21, so I didn't have an endless amount of money to spend on a wedding. I set a budget of $10,000 (for context, the average cost of a wedding in the US in 2019 was $28,000).
In order to keep the wedding on budget, I prioritized things that were most important to us:
• Inviting a large number of guests: We decided we'd rather include all our friends and family and have a bigger wedding that wasn't as fancy, rather than a bougie wedding for, like, 10 people.
• Time-saving ideas: I didn't want to spend my whole life planning the wedding, so I tried to do as little DIY as possible and opted for more "done for you" services.
• Guest comfort: We also wanted the wedding to be as comfortable and convenient as possible for guests.
• Low stress: It's my life goal to avoid as many stressful situations as I can, so I wanted a simple wedding.