When a woman gets engaged, she might immediately begin to plan her wedding in her head. She’ll dream about designer dresses, lush floral bouquets, fine dining, the best vendors and so forth. But, when it’s all said and done, she probably never envisioned just how expensive a wedding can be.
Every engaged couple deserves the very best on their wedding day and why not plan it the way they want? If you are worried that your dreams won’t come true because of high costs, here are some money saving tips that won’t compromise your dreams.
Summer and fall weddings tend to cost the most so choose a spring or winter date.
If you don’t plan on getting married at a Church, holding the wedding and reception in one location will definitely save.
Friday weddings cost much less than Saturday ones.
Shop around just after a holiday for deals on unique centerpiece items.
Roses can cost a lot less than peonies and other out of season or exotic flowers.
Non-floral center pieces like lighted lanterns look amazing and cost a lot less.
Food and Drink:
You can opt out of a main course and offer appetizers and drinks instead.
Offer beer, wine and a signature cocktail rather than a full bar, which is very costly.
Comfort foods such as barbecue, macaroni and cheese or burger sliders are quite a hit.
Fresh flowers are more cost efficient over sugar ones.
Exotic fillings are much more expensive and often not liked by guest.
Single page invitations can save you a lot on postage.
Print your own programs, menu cards, seating cards and thank you cards.