You don’t have to spend all your savings when you’re planning the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.
Planning your wedding should be fun and exciting; it shouldn’t burn a hole in your pocket. Although you can use a personal loan for wedding costs, stretch your budget as much as you can before considering this option.
Here are 5 ways you can save money without compromising your dream wedding:
You’ve got to realise that your save-the-dates are only useful once. Even the most beautiful invitations will eventually end up in the bin. We’re at the Digital Age where people will take a photo of the invite as soon as they receive them, as a reference on the wedding day itself.
So save some money on simpler but meaningful invitations. If you want to not only save money but material as well, you should send electronic invitations and use sites like Evites!
No one really cares about decorations, they’re just there for photo-taking purposes. You can either buy flowers wholesale or as bouquets of flowers and put them in individual vases from IKEA for each of your guest’s tables. Also, make sure your flowers are in season for your wedding; otherwise you’ll be paying premium prices for flowers that aren’t even in season.
3. Wedding Cake
Save hundreds of dollars by decorating your own wedding cake! You can buy icing, sugar flowers, ribbons – all you need is some creativity and patience. You can even look into using non-traditional wedding deserts such as cupcakes or go local with kuehs.
4. Food and Drinks
Now that you’ve saved a sufficient amount of money on a lot of the other details in a wedding, we don’t have to budget that much for food. You can hold your reception during less popular times (like Friday night or Sunday lunch).
Buffets are also generally less expensive (and you avoid the headache of having to remember which guests ordered chicken or fish). Another tip is to not have endless alcohol options.
There are a few ways you can save money on a venue. Don’t get married on a Saturday; apparently Saturday’s are the most expensive days to book a venue. Another money saving tip is to have your wedding and reception in the same place.
Finally, what makes venues expensive is when they require you to use their vendors. Book a venue that doesn’t require you to use their vendors and you can save so much money selecting your own caterer, bartender and DJ.
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