Want to save money for your wedding? Here are some ideas for
a cheap wedding.
If you hire an event coordinator for your wedding planning
and execution, you will save time and thus money by selecting
from his/her recommendations of experienced vendors and ways to
save. Most specialize in cutting costs.
Learn how to do
your make-up well in advance of the event date and complete your
own prior to putting on your gown.
If you select
“in-season” flowers for your bouquets and décor, you can save a
third of the costs.
Let the bridesmaids carry one
long-stemmed flower keyed into your wedding bouquet.
you use mirror rounds under the flowers, you’ll expand their
appearance on tables. Expand the flowers for your table décor
with 2/3 greenery to 1/3 flowers.
Purchase a cheap or
less expensive plain white dress and buy the applicas at a
yardage shop by the yard to enhance the dress with simple
stitches. This can change a $400. dress into a $4,000. dress
If you want to save on event location fees, you
can hold your event mid-week or on a Friday or Sunday instead of
You can save money by taking advantage of wine
sales the months prior to the wedding day.
There are some
tux formalwear companies that give the tux free for the groom
when they bring four or more men in to be fitted for a wedding.
Try to find such a company.
Go to discount houses and see
if you can find decent wedding and attendant dresses. You can
save much money this way.
If you let the photographer
shoot only the formal shots and have a qualified friend take the
rest of the day with a high resolution camera, you can save
A Band or a DJ is often countered with “a D.J. is
only one or two meals extra, but a band can be 5 or 10 meals.”
Negotiate to not feed the band a full meal, but a nice boxed
lunch. Maybe they’ll agree so that you can save money.
possible, shop for a specific price per slice on your cake. This
can range from $3. to $9. per slice.
Don’t pay money for everything. When evaluating the funds
available for the wedding and reception, take into consideration
the people in your circle of family and friends who can do the
vendor work as part of their gift to you.
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