Weddings are expensive; it’s a fact. So, here are some clever tips to help you have your dream wedding without breaking the bank.
1. Opt For An Off-Peak Season Date
Try booking less popular months for your wedding. June to October is the high season for weddings. And, you know what that means! Rates of vendors and venues will usually be higher because of the high demand, so avoid these months to cut costs in your expenses.
2. Trim Your Guest List
As hard as it is not to invite everyone to your special day, it would be wise to cut down your guest list. This is the best way to reduce expenses. It will considerably lower catering and invitation costs, and so will the venue and rental fees for you can opt to choose a smaller venue for the event.
And, do not forget to RSVP. This is to make sure your guests will be able to make it to your wedding. In this way, the money you paid will not go to waste.
3. Ditch Saturdays
Saturday is the most popular day of the week and because of that venue rates and service fees tend to be higher than usual. Guests may not find it favorable to their schedule, but this surely is one good way to save money.
4. Try Paperless Wedding Invites
One good way to lessen expenses is considering sending out paperless wedding invitations. Printing out paper invites is a little pricy. Try out online digital invites; They both serve their purpose anyway.
5. Hunt for Sales
As a bride-to-be, your new best friends are sales. Make sure to set a considerable planning time, and to take advantage of the sales. You can even buy a wedding dress on sale!
6. Buy a Small Cake
Instead of ordering a lavish wedding cake, buy a small one for cutting. Then, have a sheet cake in the kitchen to serve to your guests.
7. Swap Out Expensive Blooms for Local, In-Season Flowers
Choose local, in-season flowers rather than rare and expensive ones; these flowers would have a more reasonable price range. Avoid using flowers that your florist has to import from other places.
8. Wedding Packages: Sometimes A Good Deal, But Not All The Time
Wedding packages are appealing, for the various package inclusions. It’s usually designed to make you think you are in for a great deal. But sometimes, there are other ways you can save more. Do your own research and computations to make sure you are really getting the best deal.'
9. Skip Wedding Favors
Instead of traditional wedding favors, think of a more efficient way to express your gratitude to your guests – a bag of goodies might just do the trick!
10. Don’t Be Afraid To Use Your Own Your Talent
Are you crafty? Do you like to create handmade items? You know how to sew? Put your talents into use. You can save more if you won’t rent or buy everything from vendors and shops.