Here Comes the…Savings
The venue is set, the dream dress is ordered and the honeymoon is booked and you're completely......broke. Don’t let that happened to you: Here are 10 ways to save on your wedding without forfeiting what you want, according to TheKnot.com.
Decide What's Most Important
Prioritize what is important and set aside the appropriate amount of funds. Don’t waste money on details that aren’t important to both the bride and the groom.
Cut the Guest List
Chopping the guest list can be a huge budget saver, says TheKnot.com. Do you really need your third cousin’s cousin at the wedding? Don’t feel obligated to invite people you haven’t spoken to in years or don’t really like—it’s your day, surround yourself with close family and friends.
Pass on Fluffy Add Ons
The wedding industry is a multi-billion industry for a reason: vendors know how to sell their product…any product. Don’t fall into the trap of “every bride has to have this.” Things like DJ props or your new monogram displayed on the floor are nice, but it’s not going to make a lasting impression on your guests.
Consider Printing Costs
Don’t underestimate the power of a simple invitation. Minor details such as the shape of your invitation and extra shades of ink can add up, says TheKnot.com; classic, simple invitations can really make a statement.
Get a Smaller Car
Rolling up to your wedding in an old-school Rolls Royce can dig a deep hole in your pocket. Ask friends if they have a nice car you can borrow on your special day or stick with your everyday transportation.
Skip the Special Effects
When picking your photo package, skip any bundles that include sepia tones, multiple exposures and split frames that often cost more, says TheKnot.com
Substitute Less Expensive Flowers
Flowers are a big chunk of a bride’s budget; choose flowers that are in season and locally grown to significantly reduce the cost.
Simplify Your Menu
Skip the chichi menus and take the simple route and serve three courses, guests will still be satisfied and you will still have money in the bank.
Start With the Good Stuff
Pop the more expensive champagne early in the night for the toasts and then serve less-expensive brands for the rest of the night.
Pare Down the Cake Extras
All eyes are on the bride and groom while they feed each other the long-awaited wedding cake, but fancy wedding cakes get pricey. TheKnot suggests ordering your dream cake, but keep it small and then serve your guest sheet cake hidden in the kitchen with the same flavor.
Here are 10 ways to have a chic wedding without breaking the bank.