Weddings, they don’t always come cheap. Thousands upon thousands can be shelled out on the one big day but not everyone wants to dig deep into their pockets. Fortunately, there is an abundance of ways to save money on your wedding, just by doing a little DIY and planning for yourself. These can save stress, time and money down the line and doing things on your own is nothing about being cheap.
So throw that misconception out of the window. It’s about being realistic with finances and if you can save a little on our wedding day, it can help with other things like the honeymoon or being able to ship in all your relatives from out of town.
So close that wallet, put your credit cards back in your pocket and get your Bank off of of speed dial because here are Urban Bride Chic’s Top 5 Wedding DIY Money Saving Tips.
Don’t Get Married In The Summer
What? The sun is shining, it’s party season, why would you not? Well, because this is the most popular time of the year for weddings and this when prices on everything, from dresses to flowers, to venues and catering all get jacked up because of being in such high demand. So try and avoid the hot month of May through October and consider a nice spring wedding or perhaps and early winter affair. You’ll get a lot more bang for your buck. Off season weddings are one of the biggest ways to save!
Cut The Sweet Snacks
You are probably going to be giving your wedding party a good old nosh-up anyway with a sit-down meal or a buffet. So the snacks are not a major necessity at your wedding, but if you want to, look for cheaper options and don’t just leave it up to your caterer. Grab some in-season strawberries for example and dip them in chocolate the night before (get the friends over with some wine!). You can save a lot on cutting out the snacks and frankly, everyone’s getting wedding cake as dessert, so it won’t hurt.
Do yourself a cheaper party-favor
It’s always nice for your guests to go away with a little something but party favors can run up to quite a bit of money. The average US wedding has over 100 guests attending and the prices can really start to stack up. You don’t have to go all out on this, why spend 20 on five gourmet chocolates when you can whip up a batch of homemade cookies or go and sugar coat some almonds. Keep it simple, keep it frugal.
Say ‘maybe later’ to the dress
So the wedding dress and all of its accompaniments like shoes and jewelry are likely going to run you up a few pennies. However, much like planning your wedding out of season, go shopping for your wedding attire out of season. Generally, after the hectic summer season, bridal outfitters will have substantial sales and so that is the time to strike for your perfect dress and save a stack of money. You can save money on shoes as well. Remember that if you are wearing a full-length gown, you can dial back the expense on the shoes because no-one is going to see them!
Buy a budget bouquet
Did you know that the bigger your wedding bouquet is, the more your are going to be paying for it? If you are looking at a long falling bouquet, then you are going to be paying a lot more than if you have a simple, smaller round one (even if you are using the same types of flowers). This is a compromise of course, but if it is money that you and your fiancee could save for an extra honeymoon perk, it’s worth it.
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