Are you busy planning a wedding? First off, congratulations! Getting married is one of the most exciting times of your life.
But, if you’re trying hard to stick to a strict wedding budget, it can also be one of the most stressful times of your life.
It’s often hard to find a balance between planning a classy wedding and not racking up a a large bill.
Weddings can be expensive, but there are a variety of ways to cut down on the cost without making too many sacrifices.
Look For a Non-Weekend Day
The majority of weddings are held on Saturday. That means the highest demand for renting churches and reception venues is on the weekend.
Due to such a high demand, prices are usually inflated on these days. Ultimately, that price can have a great impact on your wedding budget.
Instead of booking your wedding on a Saturday, what if you booked your wedding date on a Thursday?
Before you scoff at the idea, it could actually save you big money.
Since no other couples are fighting for that day, the church and reception hall are often offered at a discounted price. Many times it’s half the price!
Find an At-Home Cake Decorator
Instead of choosing the most popular cake shop in town, keep your wedding budget in mind and scout out the local talent that work out of their homes.
Many amazing cake decorators don’t have their own shops, but still make beautiful and delicious wedding cakes from their very own kitchen.
Don’t be afraid to ask around for local recommendations. I’m sure you’ll receive great references that have reduced pricing compared to many fancy bakeries.
Keep It Simple
We all know some weddings can quickly become “over-the-top”.
The amount of plants, flowers, candles and pillars brought in to decorate can overwhelm the venue space if not kept in check.
That’s why one of the easiest ways to cut wedding costs is to keep the decorations limited.
Instead of placing a decorative flower on the end of each row of seating or on every table at the reception, place one on every other.
The space will still look wonderful, and it will save you a fortune on flower costs!
What Really Matters
In order to save on your wedding costs, remember to keep the moment in perspective.
What is the purpose of this wedding?
Is it to wow people with your decorative and planning skills? Is it to entertain a bunch of people?
Of course not!
The purpose of this day is to unite with the love of your life and commit to them forever. Keep your mind on that and the rest will seem insignificant.