One of the most important days of your life will no doubt be your marriage, and while you are planning to have the marriage of your dreams you won't forget, it is also important that you make sure you do not have a wedding that starts your marriage out with a large amount of debt.

It's not rocket science there are more than enough ways for you to cut cost on the amount you will be spending on your wedding without getting into debt. Today, weddings can cost thousands and thousands of dollars; however, armed with the right budgeting tips, you can save money on your wedding and still have a gorgeous wedding. So, read on:

•    Your wedding dress

This should be the first thing to take care of when planning your wedding, as this won't make you feel pressured into buying something you don’t like. There are many designs of dresses to choose from, and plain dresses are usually less expensive than the ones with lace, pearls/beads or fancy designs.

•    The venue

The next thing that should be on your book is getting the ceremony/reception well in advance. Doing this will allow you to negotiate a better price instead of waiting till the last minute. There are months from November to April that their rates will be reduced and festive months weddings are more expensive.

•    Catering

Get different quotes from different caterers before you decide on one. Choose cheaper entrees as well, as this will cut the cost and on courses. Ask yourself if you need an appetizer course? Do you need soup and salad? You can also use a buffet bar instead of waiter service.

•    Photos

Compare hourly fees and package deals to see which is more cost-effective for you. A better way to save money is to have a professional photographer take the formal pictures and shoot the ceremony; have guests take all reception photos. Ask friends and family to video the big day for you.

•    Music

DJs are less expensive than live bands. Hire music for the evening reception only. People are usually to busy chatting to notice anyway.

•    Transportation

Limousines are cheap enough to hire for an hour. Hire a limo for the bride and groom; have attendants driven in relatives' cars, or have them drive themselves into groups.

There is no need for you to choose between the wedding of your dreams and a wedding you can afford. If you use these simple budgeting tips, you can still have a beautiful wedding while saving money as well.

As always, don't forget to call and schedule your tour of our beautiful Gilbert venue!