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With wedding planning in full swing across the nation, couples are finally getting back on track after a year of inactivity. 2020 wasn’t a great year for wedding planning, to say the least. After enduring a long state of limbo for months, wedding planning is quickly picking up the pace.

Owing to the pandemic, couples are extra cautious about their finances. Spending an exorbitant sum on your wedding in spite of the ongoing financial insecurity simply isn’t a smart move.

If you’re looking to save as much as possible, you don’t have to make too many compromises. In fact, you can have your dream wedding while keeping your budget intact. Use these tips to make your wedding more memorable on a budget!

1. Focus on the Details

a bottle of tequila with a personalized note for wedding guests

If you want to add a touch of memorability to your big day without spending big bucks, start focusing on the details. Here’s what we mean by this. The power of personalization is undeniable.

Luckily, personalizing little accessories and add-ons here and there isn’t costly. You’ll manage to impress your guests and make your big day extra special without overspending.

There are many ways you can go about this. Customize the menu for each guest, place personalized bottles of tequila next to their cutlery, and incorporate wedding games into the mix. Here are some more ideas to help you get started! You have free rein here; feel free to let your creative juices flow!

2. Research Like a Seasoned Pro

If you’re looking to save money without impacting the quality of your wedding day, make sure you double down on research. In many cases, couples only look for 2–3 options and go with whichever sounds best.

Whether you’re looking for a catering company, wedding gown, bridesmaids’ dresses, makeup artist, wedding cake company, or any other service/business/professional, do your research. Take your time, and don’t rush the process. As you take different options into consideration and extend your reach to more services, you’ll manage to find one that a) offers the quality that you’re looking for, and b) has reasonable prices.

In essence, keep looking! Shortlist your way to the perfect deal. While this may require a little extra time and energy, your finances will thank you. You can also request your bridesmaids, groomsmen, and family members to pitch in and take care of some of the legwork for you. As they tackle the research process with/for you, you’ll get a much-needed helping hand.

3. Hire an Experienced Yet Affordable Wedding Photography and Videography Team

seven bridesmaids reacting to the bride’s final look before the wedding ceremony

Skimping on high-quality wedding photography and videography simply isn’t an option. However, many couples end up hiring a family friend who has dabbled in photography to save money. Sounds logical, right? Well… it’s not. Contrary to what you may think, finding an affordable team of wedding photographers and videographers is possible.

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At TLIC, we’re one of the leading wedding photography and videography companies in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. You can build your own package to ensure affordability. We’ll add a touch of magic to your big day by capturing the most memorable, heartfelt, and beautiful moments.

Browse through our portfolio for a glimpse into our work over the years. When you’re ready, call us at 301-478-8767 or schedule a meeting!

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