Weddings are expensive, even the most modest weddings. It’s easy to become stressed when adding up your expenses for the wedding, making you wonder how it’s all going to get paid for. Your wedding is an important day in your life, so you’ll want to make it as special as possible. There are numerous ways in which you can earn some extra money on the side to put towards your wedding, such as making money while doing something you love.
Setting the Budget
Since weddings are big events, it’s necessary to start planning them well in advance. Planning too close to the wedding may cause you to accidentally forget important things to add to the budget. Weddings typically cost anywhere from $2,000 and upwards to $30,000. Determine what kind of wedding you want, but be as realistic as possible. You can dream up an extravagant wedding, but unless you have a large budget, you may end up disappointed. Sit down with your partner and determine an amount of money you’re comfortable with spending on the wedding and plan per that budget.
If you have a passion, you can use it to your advantage and earn extra money. Passionate massage therapists can work in a massage parlor or meet with clients from their home. If you plan to have your own freelance massage therapy business, you’ll need the proper equipment and space such as oils, a massage table, towels, and ample room away from distraction.
If you have a creative side, you can sell your creations online through Etsy or eBay to earn money.
Babysitting, Pet sitting, and Cleaning Houses
If you are good with kids or even pets, you can use those skills in your free time. If you’re excellent with cleaning and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, you can earn money cleaning other people’s houses. These jobs are all completely flexible and allow you to do as much or as little as you want on a schedule that works best for you. There are many websites available that allow you to showcase your skills, set a price for your services, and show the times and days you are available to offer these services, such as Care.com.
Selling Unwanted Items
Many people have an assortment of unwanted items that are only taking up space and collecting dust, such as old electronics, clothing, and collectibles. The Internet makes it convenient to sell items online, allowing you to set a price for the item and upload a picture of it. When selling items, you can start high in price and gradually decrease the price until you find someone that wants to buy it from you. Try to avoid going too low in price, though, unless you just want to get rid of the item.
Get a Part-Time Job
If you get a part-time job, you can use all your earnings from that job to put towards the wedding. Even if you work very part-time, any extra money will help you out. If you already have a full-time job and are planning the wedding, it can be stressful to make yourself even busier, but with good time management skills and careful planning, it is doable.
Planning and paying for a wedding can be overwhelming, stressful, and feel impossible, but the end results will make everything worth it. Get started on planning early to give yourself plenty of time to get through any roadblocks toy run into. A wedding planner, especially if you’re having a large wedding, can take a lot of stress off you while you focus your attention on more important things.