Walking down the aisle is what every girl dreams of, but the reality is, it takes thousands of bucks before you can actually walk down the aisle and tie the knot with the love of your life. If you are on the planning stage of your wedding, then we strongly advise you to scroll down below and find fifteen money-saving hacks that might just help you cut your wedding expenses in a huge way.
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Escape the high cost of calligraphers and customize your invitations, save-the-dates, RSVPs and thank-you cards, or better yet, set up a free wedding Web site.
2. Photo Booth
Why spend $800 and more for a photo booth when you can make one for just $100 or less?
If you have friends who are good with makeup, leave the job to them, or you can take bridal makeup class. It’s cheaper, and you can have it your way on the wedding day.
4. No Open Bar
Instead of hosting an open bar, choose some alternatives like limes, sodas, and cocktail drinks.
5. Get Married at the City Hall
If your city has a beautiful government hall, grab the opportunity and cut unnecessary expenses for a high-cost venue that never looked better.
6. Take Your Time
Double your savings by planning at least a year ahead.
7. Outlet Stores
For your wedding essentials, score a huge deal on outlet stores.
8. Rent a House
Instead of renting a huge ballroom, try checking out some great deals on Airbnb. They have houses and mansions for rent that would suit your wedding goals.
9. Go Rogue
Choose an off-season date for your wedding. Flowers and other wedding requisites tend to double their price during peak periods.
When choosing a venue, pick the one that doesn’t require you to use their own vendors. Chances are, their contracted vendors give you a hefty price tag because you are tied to them and you have no other choice.
To cut the decoration costs, you can choose a venue that provides a lovely backdrop so you won’t have to sweat out sprucing up the place.
Steaks and salmons are great, so as barbecues and mac n’ cheese. Choose your food wisely without compromising the taste and the quantity.
You don’t need a professional DJ to lead the reception if you have outgoing friends who can grab the mic. Create a Spotify playlist to play off a laptop and ask someone to play it.
Wedding cakes are so commercialized, and their prices are ridiculously high. To save your dollars, you can purchase a sheet cake from the grocery store and decorate it just the way you like it.
Florists got their flowers from suppliers and add more than twice the cost for the labor. Why not go to the supplier directly or buy a wholesale flower directly from the market the day before your wedding? Have some friends help you with simple arrangement.