Money Saving Tips for a Wedding

by Emma W.R. on July 15, 2015

WEDDINGCongratulations! You have decided to take the leap and start your lives together as one. Enjoy each and every moment of this special time is the best advice I could give you. Planning this magical day can take a turn for the worst very easily. Before the stress begins, sit down and agree on an unwavering budget. The next step as a duo is to rank your priorities. Every part of your wedding day can effect a small chunk of your budget to a huge part of the budget.

  • Choosing one location for the ceremony and reception will eliminate multiple site fees and travel expenses from one place to the other.
  • Think about having a Friday night, Saturday morning or Sunday brunch to prevent the premium fee of a Saturday night wedding.
  • Food and drink are a large portion of your budget. Buffets are always less costly. For the alcohol, limit the selection to beer, wine and a signature cocktail.
  • Flowers add to the ambiance but do not have to cost a bundle. Check which flowers are in season and go with those for the bouquets. For the centerpieces, instead of flowers, do a small plant or candles.
  • Live music is great but expensive. A good DJ will keep the music flowing and the dance floor moving at half the cost or more.
  • Couples are slowly moving away from the large wedding cakes. Do a small cake for the traditional cake cutting, then mix up the rest. For each table, set out plates of mini pastries, cupcakes and other sweets.

You can have the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank. Make the most of your day while saving as much money as possible. There may be things the two of you agree are more important than others. When it comes to those things, go for it. Splurge! With everything else, keep the cost at a minimum. The most important thing that comes out of your wedding day is your marriage. Enjoy it and look to the future!

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Sammie May 8, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Creating a budget is key! Knowing how much the two of you have and what your parents may be able to contribute is the first thing you should figure out.

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Holly October 12, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Our cocktail hour was wine and cheese plates. It was less expensive, and guests had a good buzz going on the wine to keep them from getting fall-down drunk during the reception and were still hungry enough to eat the dinner we’d chosen. I recommend it to anyone who is trying to keep costs down.

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SHELLY September 21, 2016 at 4:59 pm

My advice for a wedding on a budget is going to City Hall and getting married. I guess this is not practical because most people want to celebrate and have a great wedding experience.

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Kelly August 3, 2015 at 11:59 am

Weddings are outrageous! The flowers, the dresses, the food, etc. – soooo much money! I’d rather just use it for a house!

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Gert July 28, 2015 at 12:48 pm

I believe it is best to keep it simple. You don’t need to have a big, flashy wedding. Most people don’t even remember the little details so many couples stress over!!

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Eli July 24, 2015 at 4:28 pm

To save the most money, don’t get married, and save as much as you can as early as you can so you can retire as early as you can.

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Serina July 21, 2015 at 9:26 am

Or you could just elope! 😉

Weddings get out of hand these days…..

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Violet July 17, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Weddings are super expensive! I think that’s why people are waiting longer to get married.

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Shelby July 15, 2015 at 12:20 pm

What great advice for putting together a wedding on a budget, If I know someone who’s getting married in the future I will sure give them some tips based on these great ideas.

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