Saving money alone can be somewhat of a challenge for some and saving money for a wedding can be even more difficult. Especially if you want all the glitz and glam you see in magazines or at other people's weddings. Trying to get a bang for your buck is the ultimate task for those that don't have a large wedding budget or footing the bill themselves. However, there are several ways to save money. We want to share with you our 8 Creative Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding.
8 Creative Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding
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1. Wedding Websites
First, on our list of 8 Creative Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding are wedding websites. Wedding websites are a great way to save money. You can send out a single invite that directs everyone to your wedding website, thus eliminating the need for an entire wedding invitation suite. Guests can also RSVP on the website and choose their menu options, saving you money on stationery and postage.
2. Choose to Have a Weekday Weddings
Everyone is looking to host their wedding on the weekend. Saturdays are the most popular. That is why venues are more expensive during the weekend. We found that having your wedding on a weekday can produce significant savings for your wedding.
3. Get Your Wedding Dress Sooner Rather than Later
Taking time to find the "perfect dress'' is part of the process. However, if you are one of those people who know exactly what you want, then we recommend getting your wedding dress sooner rather than later. One of the 8 Creative Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding is avoiding any rush fees that come with waiting to purchase your wedding dress.
4. Have Your Ceremony and Reception at One Venue
Save money on transportation fees by having your wedding ceremony and reception at one location. We like this idea because not only do you save money, you also save time.
5. Limit Your Open Bar
Another way to save money on your wedding is to limit your open bar or opt to have a cash bar. If you would like to offer some sort-of spirits for your wedding, go with a champagne wall or have an open bar with only beer and wine.
6. Get Rid of Cake Cutting Fees
Choosing something outside of a traditional wedding cake is becoming more popular. Some couples opt to have cupcakes, donut walls, or one of our favorites, individual cakes. Cake cutting fees can add up and generally run you about $4.50 per slice.
7. Use More Greenery
Fresh florals look amazing. But, if you are looking for ways to save money on your wedding, consider using lots of greenery and cutting back on the number of fresh flowers. Greenery is affordable and can add lots of texture to your centerpieces and bouquet.
8. Say Goodbye to Escort Cards
Escort cards come along with printing and paper costs. Try using a beautifully designed main seating chart which has proven to be a great way to add an interesting piece to your wedding decor.
If you want to learn more about our 8 Creative Ways to Save on Your Wedding, please contact us to speak to one of our wedding planners.