Wedding costs can quickly start to add up and break the bank. From catering to photography, and everything in between, there are numerous elements to having a wedding, and it can get quite costly. It’s always recommended to prioritize your elements, according to what is most important to you and your significant other. Once you decide on the major expenses, it’s much easier to decide where you can cut costs and save some money. Here are some money-saving and budget friendly wedding ideas.
Avoid Flowers: As someone who absolutely adores flowers, it pains me to say this, but if you are looking to cut costs, cutting flowers is a significant way to do that. Instead of floral centrepieces, elements like books, candles or lanterns are a great way to decorate your tables. This will help lower your budget quite a bit, without losing out on a beautifully decorated space.
Go “All-Inclusive:” If you want to cut costs on your location, a great way to do that is to find somewhere that offers you a ceremony and reception space in one. This helps to eliminate the cost of a separate ceremony space, and cuts out the need for transportation between venues. Many spaces are also able to offer better discounts when you are planning to be in their venue for an entire event.
Get Crafty: While there are many DIY items that are better left to the professionals, there are most definitely crafty things that can be taken on by the bride and her bridal party. A great way to cut costs is to take on the work yourself, and get your hands dirty while gluing, glittering or tying some beautiful wedding elements.
It’s important to remember that while your wedding is going to be a very special day, the marriage that comes after is what trumps all. Don’t go into your life as newlyweds with thousands of dollars in wedding debt hanging over you!