Here are just a few brilliant ways you can save on your wedding day 🙂
Start planning early
The earlier you book venues, caterers, and florists, the better. It helps if you’re able to be flexible with at least one aspect of the wedding, whether it’s the date or the location, so you can take advantage of off-season pricing
Choose the venue carefully
Choosing the right venue can save thousands of dollars above and beyond the price of the venue itself. An outdoor venue, or somewhere that already has a distinct atmosphere, will save lots on decorations. Restaurants that already have tables and linens and place settings will save lots on rentals.
Keep the guest list in check
Since almost every wedding cost is calculated per-person, keeping your guest list low is the best way to stay within your budget. To avoid conflicts, eliminating whole categories of guests (children, coworkers, etc.) is an effective way to manage.
Pick your priorities and splurge on them
Whether it’s entertainment, a great photographer, certain food or a particular venue, if you decide early on which element is most important to you, you can tailor the rest of your budget to make sure you get that one thing right.
Saturdays are the most popular days for weddings, so they are also the most expensive for venues and vendors. Having a Friday or Sunday wedding can end up saving you thousands of dollars.
Shop the sales
You don’t have to get bargain bin items to save money on the dress. Many designers have sample sales in major cities where you can buy their most popular styles for up to 70% off.