If you’ve recently got engaged, congratulations! Taking this next step in your relationship is incredibly exciting, and of course, it’s totally acceptable that you want to share this moment with friends and family.
However, celebrating can also become quite a considerable expense. Not everybody wants to spend a lot, especially as you may want to save for your actual wedding day!
In this article, we will go over some tips to help you plan your engagement party on a budget.
Let’s get started!
Know your limits
The first step in organizing any party is setting a budget and a limit. Otherwise, even if you think you’re getting a good deal, it’s very easy to go over what you anticipated.
List out all aspects, including catering, venue, décor, etc. From here, you can decide exactly how much you can afford to pay.
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Reduce your guest list
One of the easiest ways to cut down engagement party costs is to keep your guest list to a minimum. The fewer people that attend, the fewer mouths there are to feed.
Try and stick to family members and a few close friends and state that plus ones aren’t allowed. Don’t forget to speak to your partner about this, so you are both on the same page!
Make use of technology
Gone are the days of physical invitations. Now you can do everything digitally, and the best part is that it’s free.
There are plenty of great apps that you can use to create invites, and all you need to do is text them to your friends. It’s also possible to make an event on your social accounts that allow you to update everyone on details.
Consider alternative venues
Having your party at a beautiful venue is fantastic, but it can also be costly, especially if you have to pay to hire the space. Instead, try and think of free and accessible locations.
For instance, you might consider setting up in your own home. You may look into local parks and outdoor spaces too.
Check out these backyard party ideas for more inspiration.
Head to the thrift shop
Decorations can quickly add up to be one of your most significant expenses. However, you don’t need to skip them altogether. Instead of buying new, head to your local thrift shop!
You would be amazed at all of the things you can find. From cheap candles to fake flowers and more.
Not sure where to get started? You can find some tips for secondhand shopping here.
As you can see, there are many tips that you can use to reduce the expense of your engagement party. The key is to be careful with your spending and to keep your eyes peeled for alternative solutions.
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