Weddings are inarguable one of the most significant and exciting events in anybody’s life. But, as much as weddings are amazing, they can also be very expensive.
But, the good news is that it’s possible to have a great and memorable wedding without having to rob a bank. Here are some top tried and tested tips on how to save money on a wedding.
1. Stick to a well-defined budget.
It maybe tempting to over spend on all those frilly things for your wedding but if you have a budget you should stick to it.
2. Make your own invitations or go paperless.
There are many websites that help you manage RSVP’s as well as keep track of your guest list if you want to go paperless. Guests who wish to attend your wedding day just have to enter the website and say whether they will going or not. This way makes it so much easier for you and your guests.
If you’re not ready to go this route and wish to stick to a more traditional way to invite guests then you can try making the invitations yourself (if you are able to) or perhaps ask a friend who is creative to do it for you.
3. Arrange Your Own Flowers.
If you are creative and are able to, try arranging your own flowers. You can easily find cheap flowers at your local market then try creating bouquets, boutonnieres and flower tables. If you cant do it by yourself ask a friend or family to help out.
It is also possible to find flowers that have already been used in a recent local wedding that are being sold cheap. Places like eBay and craigslist often have these bouquets for sale.
4. Go for a second-hand wedding dress.
Wedding dresses are usually only worn once so finding a beautiful second hand dress in good condition is easy.
Don`t forget about your dress accessories, there’s more to your wedding attire than just the dress such as jewelry, a veil and shoes. Save on your accessories by using family heirlooms or borrowing from friends and family.
5. Hit The Sales.
You can save a lot of money by shopping for decors and other things for your wedding during the sales – Black Friday Sales, or clearance sales.
6. Do Your Own Catering.
If you are able to, you can save a significant amount of money by doing your own catering.
7. Think Out of Box When It Comes To Your Wedding Venue.
It might be tempting to get married at the nearest venue, but, you can save a lot of money by exploring all the options that are available to you.
8. Have a friend DJ for you
You could ask it as a favor or suggest it be a wedding present.
9. Create Your Own Photo Booth.
Save money by gathering your artistic friends and create your own wedding photo booth.
10. Dress Up A Store Bought Cake.
Pick a simple design and dress it up with flowers and other personal touches. Your guests won’t be able to tell the difference!