10 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding
Weddings can be very stressful, especially how much money goes into it. Chances are you have over the top expectations for your big day but are struggling to have a "Pinterest perfect" wedding on a tight budget. Well here are a few money saving tips to help you achieve your wedding goals and get you one step closer to the most perfect day of your life.
1. Limit the guest list
This is the number one tip when it comes to saving money on your wedding. Having a smaller guest list means less food and drinks to buy and less tables and chairs to pay for. A good way to cut down the guest list is have an adult only wedding and ask the kids to stay at home. Another way to shorten the list is to narrow down who you truly want to be there on your special day and someone who wouldn't make a difference if they were there or not.
2. Have your ceremony and reception at the same place
Doing this will make sure you don't need to pay two reservation fee's for two different venues. Just pay once!
3. Make your own wedding decorations
Get together some of your girlfriends to help you make some of your own decorations!!
4. Email your save the dates
There are tons of great websites out there to help you design your online save the dates. Doing this will help cut down on stationary cost and save you hundreds on paper, printing and postage!
5. Have your wedding during the off season
6. Don't have a Saturday wedding
Many venues offer discounts on days like Sunday or Friday since Saturday is the most popular day to have a wedding and most expensive for vendors. Having a Sunday or Friday wedding will cut cost drastically.
7. Start planning early
The earlier you book your venues and caterers, the better.
8. Shop the sales
9. Resell as much as possible
There are many sites that you can resell your dress and decor. You could even use social media to sell your leftover wedding supplies!
10. Know what to buy and what to rent
Somethings are cheaper to buy yourself like tablecloths and silverware. Check in with your venue to see if they already have supplies available to you like tables and chairs. If not look into renting and buying.