Planning your wedding is a wonderful and exciting experience, however, on the down side, it can cost a lot.
With the average price of a wedding today being at least four figures, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to make your dream wedding a reality without breaking the bank. However, there are still many couples who’ve managed to tie the knot frugally with some nifty tips and tricks that anybody can use. We’ve listed some top tips to help you save money on your wedding, whether you’re putting the savings towards buying your first house together or simply want to have a more luxurious honeymoon.
Tip #1. DIY Where Possible:
With so many professional wedding services out there, it can be easy to forget about the many aspects of planning your wedding that you can do all by yourself. For example, wedding invitations cost a lot to have made, however, thanks to various online tools, you can make your own wedding invitations at a fraction of the price, or even completely free if you’re willing to print them yourself. The best part about making your own wedding invitations is that this makes them even more customizable; you can design different invites for different people, use photos, or add a lovely handmade touch once printed with a range of craft embellishments. The power is in your hands!
Tip #2. Marry on a Weekday:
When it comes to booking wedding venues, it’s no surprise that Saturdays and Sundays are the most popular days, since you can guarantee that the majority of your guest list won’t be working. However, the downside to getting married on a weekend is that due to high demand, you can often expect to pay substantially more. You can save money by booking your wedding to take place on a weekday – at some venues; this could equate to savings of thousands of dollars. However, be sure that you book well in advance – this will give you enough time to let your guests know that they’ll need to book time off work if needed.
Tip #3. Something Borrowed:
As the saying goes, ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’. Even if you don’t stick to traditions like these, there’s a lot of wisdom in borrowing whatever you can for your wedding, rather than purchasing it. After all, your wedding day is just one day, and many of the things that you use might not be needed again for the rest of your life! For example, you might want to consider dress and suit hire, rather than purchasing these. Or, perhaps you could borrow a wedding dress from a female relative!
Tip #4. Have a Winter Wedding:
Traditionally, people tend to get married in the summer – after all, this is when you’re going to get the best wedding photographs. However, don’t think that winter weddings can’t be perfect, too! In fact, weddings in the snow can be hugely romantic, and there are many color schemes that fit in perfectly for stunning photos, such as reds, emerald green, or dark blue.
Did these tips help you save some money on your wedding plans? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.