Are looking for ways to cut costs at your wedding? Well we have some very savvy advice to share with you that was sent over to us, offering suggestions on where best to save, from the venue, to wedding favors, and other areas. We hope you find this useful! Let us know which of these tips you would consider in cutting costs at your upcoming wedding.
If there is one thing that couples learn when they begin planning their wedding, is that having a wedding is expensive. Many couples today pay for their own wedding with little help from family and friends, so saving money is a necessity. You want to have the wedding of your dreams, but you also have to work within your budget. This is a difficult task for most that can be very frustrating and stressful for couples.
However, there are many creative ways that you can save money on your wedding today. A helpful way to look at it is by taking once piece of your wedding at a time into account and seeing what you can adjust in order to save money. Here are some of the areas of your wedding where you can easily save money and create a day perfect for you and your future spouse.
A traditional ballroom may have been what you dreamed about when you were a little girl, but this venue is becoming less and less popular today because of the outrageous prices. Instead, consider other venue options that will be just as wonderful and ideal for your wedding. One of the most common options that couples are gravitating towards is just an open patch of grass. You can rent a tent to place over it for shade and add any decorations and lighting that you would add to a traditional ballroom.
Your reception music
It is great to have a DJ or band keeping your party going during your wedding reception, but those expensive services are not needed today to have a great time. Consider instead playing music from a free app from your phone hooked up to the venue’s speakers, or speakers that you rented. This way, you have more control over the music that is being played and guests and put of their favorite tunes too.
Cakes today are an extremely expensive wedding item. Lavish decorated cakes are running couples over budget all the time. Instead, get creative with your dessert selection to save money on your wedding. Consider getting a smaller decorated cake for you, and simple sheet cakes for the guests. You might even want a different dessert to make your wedding unique and memorable. Some of these options can include cream puffs, cookies or even doughnuts. Get creative to find something you and your guests will enjoy for a fun wedding day treat.
Your gifts for your wedding party
Giving your wedding party a great thank you gift is essential; they are the ones who you will value most during your wedding planning and on your wedding day. You don’t have to buy expensive gifts, however, but instead get something meaningful that they will be able to enjoy for a long time. Cool Groomsmen gifts include personalized items like flasks and dart boards. Beautiful Bridesmaid gifts like personalized necklaces and hair pieces are also extremely popular. These items will show your wedding party how much they are appreciated without breaking the bank.
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