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30 Money Saving Ways to Keep to Your Wedding Budget

30 Tips to Save Money and Stick to Your Wedding Budget

Couples are always looking for ways to get the most out of your wedding budget & we’re here to help! Your wedding will likely be the biggest party you’ve ever hosted — and the priciest. So, to avoid (what will feel like) handing wads of cash over to wedding vendors for the next 12 months – check out these 30 money saving tips.

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Where to Save: Reception

1. Cut the guest list. This will slash your catering costs and save on invitations and even the number of centerpieces.

2. Think off-peak season and save thousands!

3. Hold your ceremony and reception in one spot — it will cut travel time for vendors you pay by the hour.

4. Skip the Saturday wedding.

5. Have bigger tables so you need fewer centerpieces and tablecloths.

6. Shop the off-season for extra decor. Get modern black vases on sale after Halloween and pretty pink ones after Valentine’s Day.

Where to Save: Wedding Flowers

7. Use more greenery than flowers.

8. Swap out costly flowers. Did you know peonies can be five times more expensive than roses?

9. Stick to just one or two kinds of flowers.

10. Buy flowers that are in season.

11. Include non-florals, like lanterns.

Where to Save: Food & Drink

12. Serve entree duets.

13. Skip hand pass appetizers

14. Offer beer, wine, and a signature cocktail instead of a full bar.

15. Serve comfort foods like barbecue chicken, mac and cheese, and corn. It’s fun and often cheaper.

16. Skip the champagne toast.

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Where to Save: Wedding Cake

17. Order a small one or two-tiered cake. Supplement cake with a larger sheet cake (hidden back in the kitchen).

18. Keep the add-ons simple.

19. Use fresh flowers, not sugar ones.

20. Reuse ceremony flowers for the cake table.

21. Skip exotic fillings like guava and mango.

Where to Save: Stationery & Favors

22. Get single-page invites to save on postage.

23. Give out one favor per couple.

24. Make your cake the favors.

25. Have favors double as escort cards. 

26. Email your save-the-dates.

27. Make your own menu cards, escort cards, and wedding favor packaging.

wedding songsWhere to Save: Photo, Video & Music

28. Have a photographer you love but can’t afford the prices? Ask them if they have a second shooter who will do your wedding for less.

29. Hire a single maned videography team.

30. Hire a DJ who can do both the ceremony and the reception.


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It can be a huge saving to bundle multiple services with a single company.  Simplify where you can! Select centerpieces, flowers and ceremony decorations with one florist.  Invitations, wedding programs, and personalized stationery with one printer. Get your DJ, photography and videography team at one place (hint, hint)! A win for everyone.

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