5 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding
First comes love, then comes marriage. The part no one talks about often? Paying for the wedding. We’ve compiled a list of five ways you can save money on your wedding without compromising your style.
Hire a DJ instead of a band
Depending on the area you live in, bands can range from a couple thousand dollars to several thousand dollars. If live music isn’t one of your must-haves, consider hiring a DJ.
Simplify your drink options
Although it’s tempting to have margarita machines and specialty liquor for your guests to enjoy, consider only serving beer and wine to your guests. Even better? Purchase the beer and wine yourself instead of contracting a bar service to supply it for you.
Control your floral budget
This is a tough one because for some, real wedding flowers are a must-have. If this sounds like you, try sticking to in-season blooms and getting the most out of your flowers by re-using the ceremony flowers at the reception. Do you love the look of real flowers but want a more affordable option? Check out Something Borrowed Blooms for beautiful, reasonably priced artificial flowers to rent.
Enlist friends who have a talent for something you need
Do you have a friend who DJs on the side or has a knack for decorating? Talk to them about providing their service for you; they may offer you a discount.
Explore your options for getting married off-season
Are summer weddings popular in your area? Consider getting married in the fall or winter. Do venues in your area struggle to fill their schedule with Friday weddings? Consider getting married that day of the week for a potentially lower cost.
Take the time to discuss with your significant other what you both really want and make a list of must-haves. Start planning early and saving early so that you will have the money available when you find that perfect dress, venue, or photographer you want!
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