11 Quick Wedding Budget Tips

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11 Quick Wedding Budget Tips

To Keep You On Track!

11 Easy Ways to Save Money On Your Wedding Now!

Every couple is looking for some simple ways to save money on their wedding day. We’ve compiled 11 quick tips to get you started.

1. Prioritize

Before you begin spending on your wedding, decide which elements are most important to you. This will help you to place more wedding dollars on the things that you think will most impact the success of your wedding day.

2. No Such Thing As ‘Perfect’

Being realistic about your expectations will help you create the wedding day you want instead of chasing the dream of the perfect wedding day. Decide what kind of wedding you want – a great party, a family gathering, a formal event – and then plan your wedding day around that idea.

3. Choose Your Wedding Date Wisely

If your heart is not set on a summer wedding, choosing a late fall, winter or early spring date can be a budget saver as many wedding vendors will offer better pricing or extra services during their slow season. When you choose your wedding date, it is important to factor the costs of flowers and food items into the budget to make sure the off season date doesn’t end up costing more than expected.

4. Seasonal Savings

Whether it is flowers or fruits, choosing in season options will always be best for your budget. If you like the look of a flower, ask your florist if there is an alternative flower in season with similar texture or color.

5. Beware of the ‘Wedding’ Term.

Adding the word wedding to an item can increase the cost automatically. Simple items such as hair pieces, wedding shoes and other detail items can be purchased at regular chain or craft supply stores.

6. Invitation Options

When selecting invitations, consider the real cost. Oversized invitations will require additional postage. If you don’t need to add a chapel card, consider eliminating that piece. RSVPs on standard sized postcards require less postage that those mailed in envelopes. Engraved invitations cost approximately 50% more than thermograph invitations and are neat a significant visual difference.

7. One Stop Shop

The most budget friendly venues for your ceremony may be your reception hall. While you may pay a fee for your ceremony on site, you can likely eliminate transportation costs, travel fees from vendors for multiple locations and site rental fees. If your venue is not an option, consider local parks and beaches that typically have affordable options.

8. Bundle and Save

Whenever possible, bundle multiple services with one vendor. This will allow you to have a single point of contact, typically offer savings with multiple services and may result in extra offerings to you.

9. Hire a Professional DJ

Live bands typically cost several thousand dollars for their services, plus meals and entertainment during their breaks. A single wedding DJ can provide you the customized playlists you want and doesn’t take breaks.

10. Be Mindful of Hidden Fees

Gratuities, taxes, set-up and rental fees can add up quickly. Make sure that you are factoring in all those costs when you consider a service or vendor.

11. Only Buy What You NEED!

A great way to control your wedding budget is to only buy what you must. If you won’t really use a wedding day clutch, don’t buy one. This holds true with vases, cake stands and other decor items as well. Whenever possible, rent or purchase slightly used items.

3 Steps to Building the Ultimate Wedding Package


1. Pick Your Wedding Photographer(s)

Whether you want ultra-creative or classic photos, our professional wedding photographers can deliver whatever kind of aesthetic you’re looking for. Each photographer offers their own unique professional approach to wedding photography, and you can pick the right one for you. The photography is just the start of the ultimate wedding package.

2. Pick Your Wedding Videographer(s)

One of the biggest regrets we hear from the over 25,000 couples we have served is that they didn’t get a professional wedding video made. Don’t let that be your regret! Like our photographers, our videographers can create cinematic wedding videos that spotlight your love. Whatever you’re looking for, our videographers will deliver a wedding video that you’ll be able to enjoy for years and share with future generations.

3. Pick Your Wedding DJ & MC

In order to capture photos and videos of the touching, hilarious and memorable moments at your wedding reception, you’re going to need the right music at the right time. The final piece of the ultimate wedding package, our DJs will bring your wedding celebration to the next level. Pick the music, don’t pick the music, create a “do not play list”, or give us no list at all, we’ll get to know you and your guests and construct a playlist that fits just right. But our DJs do more than just play songs, they bring energy to your wedding with engaging announcements, introductions and more.

30 money saving ways to keep within your wedding budget

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