10 Great Money Saving Wedding Tips
Unless you are really well off then you must be the kind of bride who’d welcome any money saving wedding tips as you’re planning your special day. Everyone knows that weddings are becoming hellishly expensive, and you don’t want money worries to overshadow your special moments.
But just how do you save money on your wedding, and still have a lovely day?
Help Is At Hand With These Money Saving wedding Tips!
Here are 10 great money saving wedding tips that can help you to enjoy your wedding and
hopefully pay for your honeymoon!
1. Control The Food Choices.
Your venue or caterer may well suggest that you offer different courses, but the more you offer, the more you’ll pay. A good way to save money is to offer a little less. Remember that a three course meal is a big meal. You don’t want your guests to leave hungry, but on the other hand would canapés instead of a larger starter course be so bad?
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Bite size canapés are yummy, and cheaper than a bigger starter course. Why not try this instead?[/caption]
2. Use Your Wedding Cake For Dessert.
Hands up if you’ve ever been to a wedding and barely tasted the wedding cake?
I think we’d all agree that a lovely wedding cake is a must, but why not serve it to your guests as their dessert? In this way you guarantee that they will enjoy your cake and that you are getting your money’s worth!
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Your wedding cake would make a great dessert, so why pay for a dessert course?[/caption]
3. Nothing Wrong With Buffets!
A traditional ‘silver service’ style meal is never going to be cheap, but your guests don’t expect this. They just want to see you have a lovely day and to enjoy themselves. That’s where a buffet meal becomes your friend. They are cheaper and more fun for your guests, as everyone can choose to eat as much as they like, of whatever they like!
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A buffet is fun, tasty, and cheaper than a formal meal.[/caption]
4. DO Skimp On The Alcoholic Drinks.
No one’s going to expect a free bar. Many venues will offer drinks for your guests to buy themselves, or you could perhaps add some money to offer subsidized drinks. Do you really want drunk friends and relatives rolling around anyway!?
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Nobody will remember drunk guests fondly, so limit drinks![/caption]
5. Order Your Bridesmaid Dresses On Line.
You could go to a local store and spend hundreds of dollars on each bridesmaid dress, but these days it’s not unreasonable to expect your maids to pay. But help them out! Let them choose the style (with your agreement), and order the bridesmaid dresses on line as they’ll be much cheaper than in local stores!
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You'll be surprised at how much you can save by ordering your bridesmaid dresses on line, just check measurements to be sure that what you're going to get will fit well.[/caption]
6. Choose A Two-In-One Wedding Gown.
Many brides buy two dresses for their wedding day, a wedding gown and a party dress for their reception. It’s totally natural to want to look beautiful and to be comfortable on what is a long day for brides, and a shorter more casual dress to wear for your reception is certainly more comfortable!
But did you know that you can get two-in-one wedding gowns that convert from long to short, meaning that you don’t need to spend extra on a reception dress?
7. Make A ‘Wedding Playlist’ On Your iPod.
Don’t laugh, but this is one of the funnier money saving wedding tips! You don’t need expensive DJs and musicians if you’ve got an iPod! There’s even a wedding music app that you can download and it will help you to organize the music you’d like to play at different times of your day, such as the ceremony, meal, and reception! Just plug yours into the venue’s sound system!
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Load up your favorite tunes and let your iPod do the work of an expensive DJ![/caption]
8. Don’t Invite Too Many People.
How many guests is too many? One of the easiest ways to spend too much money is to invite too many guests. Even just 15 members of family and five friends with partners each comes to 50 people, so the numbers soon add up!
Why not invite less people to the ceremony and meal, and then let more friends come just for the reception?
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Don't invite too many guests. This could get expensive.[/caption]
9. Enlist Skilled Friends To Help Out.
We all know someone who is a great photographer, a bedroom DJ, or perhaps a budding florist. Why not get these friends or family members to help you with their skills? Maybe they can save you some money over employing professionals, and they’d be delighted to play a part in your day!
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Maybe if you have friends with a skill, such as being a great amateur photographer, they could help you out for free or cheaply?[/caption]
10. Don’t Overspend On Wedding Invitations.
Wedding stationary can be really costly when professionally printed. Although you’ll want to produce beautiful invitations, and this probably isn’t something you want to skimp on, choose a simple bi-fold invite rather than tri-fold, or gate-fold invites. They’re simpler and cheaper as they take less making and use less paper, and still look great!
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This bi fold invite is simple, but still looks attractive and classy.[/caption]
Do you have any money saving wedding tips that you can share with other brides? Have you been to any weddings where the bride and groom have come up with really clever ideas to save money? Tell us by leaving a comment please!
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