Wedding Saving Tips for Brides



Money Saving Tips for Brides

The cost of a wedding can add up quickly with the venue, photography, invitations, reception entertainment and hundreds of endless details in between. Before taking out a wedding mortgage or going over budget, check out list of ways to save money you dream and plan for your big day. Time to get your wedding saving started right!


  • Are you or your fiance part of the military? You might have access to a community venue to help cut down your wedding saving.
  • There are many colleges that offer discounts to their alumni to get married and have their reception on campus.
  • Look into getting married on a Friday or Sunday to maximize your wedding saving.
  • Look into getting married in the off-season from October-May for some serious discounts and increased vendor availability.
  • Keep your guest list on the smaller side.
  • Let your guests toast with whatever they are already drinking rather than having champagne.
  • If you have wine, negotiate about corkage fees (which usually range between $10-$25). Also, check to see if you can bring in your own wine for even more wedding saving.
  • Have a graphic artist design your invitations and thank you notes and then print them at home.
  • Have a big chalkboard or information on screens rather than individual programs.
  • Don’t do favors, or if you want to do favors- don’t overdo it. People don’t need or expect them and it can save a lot of money if you decide to forgo.
  • Choose your flowers wisely – Work with your florist to choose flowers that can be bouquets, but also easily made into centerpieces and arrangements when they are done being used in the ceremony.
  • Get creative with dessert. If you decide to go smaller for the cake that will save money. And then you could offer some local treats from a bakery that not only is charming and can make a beautiful dessert table, but your guests can exactly what they want.
  • Don’t waste! Any leftover desserts could be wrapped up in a cute box and you have instant, delicious desserts! Yum!
  • Watch out for hidden costs! Be thorough and wise when you are working with your vendors and reviewing contracts. And don’t forget about tips!

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