We all know that weddings might get a little bit hard to afford not only for the happy couple and their family but sometimes the bridal party too. In fact, that small group of people who are going to be around you during your most important day of life is also going to spend a pretty big amount of money for your celebration.
To make this great day more enjoyable for you and your best girlfriends, here are a few super easy and smart tips that will help you to minimize wedding budget for a bridal party as well. Remember, that no matter how much money do you spend emotions and good mood are keys to success at a great wedding!
Ask for their time, not gifts
One of the easiest ways to help your bridesmaids feel appreciated and keep them away from overspending on your wedding is to ask them to spend some time with you, rather than buy you gifts. Bridal showers are fun, but if your friends are frugal or just doesn’t have a lot of money to spend on stuff that only symbolized that they care, then better choose alternative ways how you can all spend some time together.
You can also plan and invite your friends for a craft day where the group can get together to help you with some simple but crucial wedding details. Ask your girlfriends to give their hands with stuff like stuffing invitations, putting decorations, filling favor bags, and so on.
Just always make sure, that your bridesmaids know that their time and support means more to you than anything else. By helping you with these little things, girls will make your big day more special and stress-free as well. So it is a win-win situation for everyone because they will undoubtedly save money and you get a bit of extra help!
Decide to wear a color, not a particular style
Another tip, to make your bridesmaids happier and keep them in their budget, is to give them some space and freedom for their dresses. It is always better to choose one color and tell your friends, that you want that color to be their bridesmaid dresses and let them shop for what they want and can afford!
In general, bridesmaid dresses can be one of the biggest investments, and it is pretty hard to pick one option that fits everyone’s finances and body shapes. Therefore, better choose one color or various tones of dress and let your friends wear that makes them feel the best. This is how your bridal party can find clothes that suit their style, budget, and body shapes.
However, if there are still worrying left that the spectrum of colors won’t go together and won’t match, suggest each friend send you selfies before they purchase or rent the dress. Girls will be happy to do it, and will surely be more comfortable to wear a dress they love.
Reward your girls with meaningful accessories
By gifting your girlfriends some cute little accessories, like necklaces, bracelets, earring, etc. you won’t only help them accessorize their bridesmaids’ outfits, but also, will pamper them a little bit too.
Really, what can be a better way to “say thank” you before the big day, than with some cute that symbolizes your friendship? By gifting such small but significant pieces, you will help them to save money too. They simply won’t need to spend extra on something they don’t have too, and that might be that one matching item marrying the whole group as well!
Listen to your bridesmaids
If you want to make your bridesmaids happy, then listen to what they have to say! Sometimes it might be hard for them to tell that they might be struggling to afford all things for your wedding. So you should be an open-minded and caring friend that hears their friends!
Also, if it happens to be a problem somewhere, negotiate with your bridal party to reach a compromise acceptable to everyone. Weddings should be a fun event, where people are happy and feel great together. Avoid any disagreements and listen to what your friends suggest – maybe you were wrong somewhere and maybe you don’t clearly see in some situations too?