6 Ways To Achieve Your Dream Wedding in Phuket
There’s a reason why they call a wedding a “big day.” It’s one of the most incredible days of your life and one that you will hold dearly in your mind forever. A lot of women dream about living their perfect weddings where they get to walk down the aisle in the perfect dress and vow to love the love of their life for better or for worse. And many people dream of these perfect weddings to be accompanied by the sounds of waves crashing along the shore where they can say “I do” in front of the gorgeous ocean backdrop.
Too many couples opt out of beach weddings because the prices often make it seem like a pipe dream. However, it isn’t completely impossible to have a beach wedding on a budget.
Here are six ways that you can achieve your dream beach wedding:
1 - Create the guest list
Let’s face it: If you’re on a tight wedding budget, you can’t afford to invite every person you know, down to the nice salesperson that helped you choose a pair of jeans last week. Create a guest list and fill it with people who you know you want to have by your side at one of the biggest days of your life. The number of people you invite will impact most of the wedding planning process - the venue you choose, the food you have to order, and of course, the overall cost you’ll have to pay.
2 - Set a budget
After you’ve got an accurate estimate of how many people will be at your wedding, it’s time to settle on a budget. An extravagant wedding is nice, but you don’t want to start your marriage in debt, do you? Weddings are expensive, but they don’t have to break the bank. You can plan something beautiful on a budget. It is an important event where you publically declare your commitment to your partner for the rest of your lives, after all.
Take some time to think about all the things you’ll have to pay for. You’ve got to consider the venue, the dress, the shoes, the wedding favors, the transportation, the flowers, the photographer, and so much more. It’s a lot to think about but take it slowly so you don’t get overwhelmed. Spend time planning out how much you want to spend on each category so you will have a better idea of what you can afford.
3 - Plan, plan, plan
There’s a reason why some weddings take months or even years to plan. There are so many things involved. Of course, you want your big day to be perfect. Although it’s impossible to guarantee a wedding that goes completely smoothly, you can minimize the bumps along the way with some good planning. Make sure you stay organized during the planning process by keeping checklists, notes, brochures, and everything you need in a folder. If you don’t want to create your own checklist, you can even look online. There are plenty of free wedding-planning resources on Pinterest!
4 - Book a venue
The next thing to do is to book the venue. You need to find a venue that fits your guest list, your budget, and your expectations. It also has to be available on the date that you want to tie the knot. This is a very exciting step in wedding planning because once you’ve put down the deposit, the visual image of your wedding becomes a lot clearer. That being said, don’t rush the process. There are plenty of venues out there, but not all of them will suit your budget and needs. Be sure to look into each one thoroughly. Visit them in person and read reviews online to see if other people have had good experiences.
5 - Rent the dress
One of the best things you can do for yourself when on a wedding budget is to rent the dress instead of buying it. Buying a dress and keeping it as a memory forever may seem like a nice thought, but the fact of the matter is you probably aren’t going to be wearing it that often. Chances are it’s going to end up in the back of your closet somewhere, only pulled out a couple of times. Renting the dress can save you a lot of money and still allow you to look your best on your big day.
6 - Let us give you a hand!
At Ayara Kamala Resort, we are more than willing to give you a hand at putting your dream wedding together at a flexible budget. We’ve got a gorgeous venue on a beautiful beachfront, comfortable accommodation, and staff ready to cater to your every need. Get in touch with us today to make your dream wedding come to life!