Tips on saving on your wedding

You’re getting married during the period of a sluggish economy, so it’s no surprise if you have a tight budget. You’ve come to the right place because I’ve always loved investigating the best ways to get good deals. It’s something that I picked up from my mum, and boy, am I glad I did! There are many things that you can do to slash your wedding budget in half, and still have an amazing event. Follow me in the world of smart spending and you won’t regret it.

 

Savings mania

If you’re really serious about saving, set your mind on the necessities. For example, try holding the ceremony and reception in the same location. Do you really need to book two venue spaces? Next, reduce your catering costs. Look into a cocktail reception or buffet instead of a sit-down dinner. Also give your guest list another look. The more guests you have, the more mouths to feed. The meal can be a major expense in weddings so keep the menu simple.

Have the reception and ceremony at the same venue

Now, for your wedding dress, you can either hit the discount racks during low season, or contact a designer for their samples. There are so many online wedding dress discount options, that you won’t have much of a challenge finding a nice dress at an unbelievably affordable price.

When it comes to invitations, think about your resources. If you have great penmanship, or have a friend who does, why not handwrite your invitations? It’s intimate, creative and gives your wedding that personal touch.

A major saving factor is connected to the season. Just like travelling, or renting an apartment, there are high and low seasons. You can save thousands by having your wedding during an off season time, like winter. If you must have it in spring or summer, you can still save by having your wedding any day of the week except Saturday.

A winter wedding also cuts costs

 

Simplicity saves

A motto that I tell my clients is that simplicity saves, and when done right, always looks more elegant. With that formula, you’ll never spend more than me.

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