Weddings are expensive, especially when you get down to the final months and all the surprise costs start adding up. If you’re anything like me, you’re going to be looking for ways that you can save money without compromising on style or personality. Early on in the wedding planning process you should sit down with your partner and figure out what kind of things are really important to you and where you want to spend your money, and other things where you would rather save a little. Here are my top tips for saving costs for your wedding.
1. Go Paperless:
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2. Skip the Favors:
It used to be a thing to incorporate favors into your wedding – little thoughtful gifts for your wedding guests to enjoy while at your wedding or to take home with them. And by all means, if you have the budget or the desire to do favors, go for it – they can be a lovely touch and something special for your guests. But the truth is anything multiplied by your guest list soon becomes very expensive. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your wedding costs, skipping out on wedding favors can be a great way to bring the wedding cost down and ensure that you don’t feel too stressed financially.
3. Cut Your Guest List:
This is going to make the most dramatic difference to your budget, but by reducing the number of people you’re going to impact how much you have to spend at almost every vendor. There’s a lot to be said for having a smaller wedding: you’ll get more time to spend with each of your guests, you will have a more intimate and personal wedding, and you will have a more affordable budget which means you can either spend a little more on a higher quality catering or simply choose to save money for your honeymoon or your lives together. While I’m sure there are a ton of friends and family you want to invite to your wedding, try to think about those who you couldn’t imagine your wedding without. Your wedding will go so fast and having a smaller wedding will ensure you get just a little bit more time with each of your guests, which I do think is a lovely thing.
At the end of the day, weddings do tend to be one of the most expensive events of our life. They can cause a lot of stress between couples, especially when you start to go over budget. Just remember it’s something you’ll only do once in your life and use some of these tips to save money where you can!
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