You have the ring and now it’s time to start planning the wedding! Here are five ways to the day of your dreams without breaking the bank:

1.  Find a gorgeous venue.
A venue that is beautiful without any decor can save a huge chunk of change from your wedding budget. When looking for a venue, try to find something that you love just as it is. This way, you won’t have to add too many extra pieces to make it ceremony ready. Every penny adds up!

2.  Have your ceremony and reception in the same place.
Two for the price of one? Yes please! If you can find a spot that works for both portions of the wedding, your wallet will thank you. Renting out two separate places can be pricey, so consider all of your options.

3.  Keep your mind (and stomach) open.
Traditional wedding entrees like steak and seafood can cost an arm and a tail. If your palette is more pleased by less complex dishes, like comfort food or BBQ, you could save some dough by choosing those menu options instead.

4.  Let your guests be the DJ.
Why hire a DJ when you can work together with your guests to make the best playlist ever? Mixteka can provide you with the tools you need to get started and put you on the path to a great reception.

5.  Don’t be afraid to cut corners.

If there is something you really don’t want at your wedding, skip it! Remember that it is your day, so you can choose what you have to have and what you can do without.