Five Places to Cut Back on Wedding Costs

Are you planning your wedding on a tight budget? No need to be stressed over it. We’ll show you how to cut down the cost of wedding planning without sacrificing on the aspects that matter to you most such as your style. As you know by now, you don’t have to spend a fortune just to have a memorable wedding. With these tips, you will be able to cut down some of your spending so you’ll have more budgets for your honeymoon.

1. Change the wedding date

If you choose your wedding date to land on a popular weekend like Thanksgiving, don’t be surprised if you pay a lot more for wedding services.

Wedding vendors are usually quick to accept discounts when they know there’s not much competition. Stay away from holidays and long weekends.

You can even choose a wedding in winter which is off-season in most places. By choosing an off-season date, you will already save money because the venue will not be charging as much as when it’s on a more popular date.

 

2. Choose the flower colors wisely

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There are color palettes that are too costly. This is why you need to factor in the price when choosing the type of flowers you want for your wedding décor.

It’s not easy to find blooms in purple and blue hence most florists will charge high fees for this kind of décor. Consider the season and choose colors that are more readily available. That way, it will be easier for your florist to accept a bargain.

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3. Take advantage of hotel freebies

Most hotels like to offer wedding couples freebies. For instance, your hotel may give the couple a free room and breakfast if they recommend 10 of their guests to spend the night at their premise.

They can even offer a free ride to the ceremony when you meet certain conditions that don’t require you to spend more money.

Staying in the same hotel with your bridal party is usually a great idea since you’ll save time and money in the day of the wedding.

 

4. Same reception and ceremony venue

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You can decide to hold the wedding ceremony as well as the reception in one spot. This will make it easier for your guests and sometimes cheaper for you.

In fact, you will cut the travel time for vendors and this could mean less fees if you will be paying them per hour.

 

5. Choose bigger tables

When you have bigger tables with more seats, you’ll need to think of fewer centerpieces and tablecloths. This will also contribute to extra savings since vendors charge per item.

Imagine the money you will save from being smart about this small detail. You will be able to save more from the flowers for the centerpieces and the tablecloths.

 

5. Avoid offering a full bar

Drinks can be pretty expensive so don’t offer a full bar unless you have a very flexible budget to work with. Offer your guests beer, wine or a signature drink instead.

By putting a limit to this, you will be able to have a more fixed budget that you can prepare for. Besides, you don’t want your guests to be roaring drunk for the duration of the ceremony in your chosen wedding venue.

Read Also: 9 things to Consider when Planning a Wedding

These are just some of the tips you can follow for your wedding so that you’ll be able to save a lot more. You don’t have to think too hard, you just have to be a little creative and get the help of your family and friends. They will surely be happy to help you out.

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Emma Williams enjoys planning special events. She’s spent years traveling the world to work with numerous clients of different cultural backgrounds to create the perfect concepts for nuptials and wedding receptions. On her spare time, she writes about the lessons she learned along the way. Follow her on Twitter @abulaevenue

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