If a wedding is in your future but your budget is lacking, there are a few things that you can do so you can really save some money. You want to take these things into consideration so you can get everything that you want within the budget you have set.
Be Flexible with the Date
One of the biggest ways to save money with the wedding is to be flexible with the date. If you can take a date in an off season, or choose to do the wedding on a Friday or Sunday, this could end up saving you a lot of money. There are many services that will be more affordable—like the catering, hall, or photographer—if you choose a day that isn't in high demand. A Friday night or Sunday early afternoon wedding can be just as fun as a Saturday night option.
Choose the Right Venue
The reception venue has a lot to do with the cost for the wedding, because this is where the eating, drinking, and entertainment goes down. Talk with the venue representative about these expenses:
- Bar packages
- Meal options
- Cake cutting fees
- Included decorations
- Included linens
These are just some of the costs that can boost the price of the reception, and you will want a total breakdown of all expenses no matter what venue you want to look at.
The paper aspect of weddings cover a lot of the cost, and often people toss the invite and information after the wedding. Try doing the following to avoid high printing and invitation costs, along with postage fees:
- Create a website
- Have a Facebook group/event
- Send out electronic invitations
- Develop electronic RSVPs
On the website or on social media groups, the people you want to invite can respond if they are coming or not, see the venue information and directions, and can also see where you are registered. This can have hundreds and thousands of dollars.
One of the best things you can do for yourself when it comes to planning a wedding is sticking to a budget so you aren't stressed about finances before the big day. Talk with your significant other about how much you want to spend, and then use these tactics and look into these different things so you can cut costs in different areas and so you can enjoy your big day when it arrives while staying under budget.