Everyone knows that weddings are quite expensive but it all depends on the type of wedding you want to have. With that note, here are some tips and tricks on saving money while still being able to have that perfect day you’ve always dreamed of.
Keep your guest list simple and try to stay between 80-110 guests. Include your friend’s significant others but don’t allow casual dates or plus one’s.
A trendy option is going paperless. Printed invites can get quite pricy, so sending online evites to your guests is an option that can help you keep within your budget. If you guest list is small enough, you can set up a Facebook event to invite guests and keep them up-to-date about the wedding.
Choose your venue wisely
Booking a local restaurant for your reception could potentially help you save some money since they already have almost everything in place for a wedding. Alternatively you can look into holding it at park near your house, rooftop garden or even the party room of your building. You also can consider getting married on a weekday or during the off-season in November to March, since venues charge less during those times.
Limit alcoholic drink choices
Consider choosing only wine or domestic beer for your alcoholic drink choices, which will help keep costs down. Also, consider having a late evening or night reception and only serve drinks and cake.
Find a family member or friend who bakes
Try and find a family member or friend that owns a bakery or makes wedding cakes that would be willing to create one for you for a low cost or as a wedding gift. You can even buy a plain wedding cake and decorate it yourself. There are other options available including cupcakes or cake pops that are less expensive as well.
Bridal sample sales
Go to Bridal trunk sales to search for your wedding dress. There are so many in the city and brides resell their dresses up to a 70% discount. You can also look for sample sales around the city. Check out eBay or other online sites for accessories to add to the dress to make it your own.
Keep it simple with bridesmaid’s dresses
(Dress: Mary Jane)
Choose a simple dress from a local store and let the bridesmaids add their own flair to it. Try shopping for these dresses during prom season (March to May), after New Year’s or during November to January when winter is in full force for a discount.
There you have it, a few ways on saving for your wedding day. Let me know if you find them useful.