There’s one line that we can draw pretty clearly: however important you think your big day is, it’s not worth getting into debt over.
With that being said, it’s very difficult to find a dress you like that also fits in your budget, but remember you’ll probably only wear this dress once, so don’t spend too much on it.
Wearing a statement headpiece on your big day will outweigh any of the benefits you may get from wearing one. They're often bulky, heavy and you will find you have to constantly adjust them while you're trying to enjoy your wedding.
If you desperately want to wear one for the photos, make sure you can take it off without ruining your hair in case you get tired of it.
Do you really need a wedding arch for the ceremony? The truth is that wedding decor is often excessive—and a lot of it ends up in the trash.
Instead, look to more sustainable decor pieces that you can repurpose after your wedding.
Many stationery items for weddings get printed and quickly discarded—and some of them can be easily communicated without all the paper waste and extra expense.
It's typical for couples to want to stick to physical invitations for their wedding, but for everything else, consider going digital.
Glow sticks, funky glasses, and fluffy accessories are great for a fun, fleeting moment, but they're not ideal for after your big day.
Generally made of plastic, they'll never truly decompose and mount on more unwanted waste. If you must, opt for edible paraphernalia and other more sustainable options.