6 Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding Day
Everyone wants the best on their wedding day, but realistically, many couples will have to budget considerably in order to afford probably the most expensive event of their lives. While there may be pressure to conform and have all the added extras on the day, there really is no standard for you to live up to except your own.
Here are 6 ways to save money on your wedding day:
1. Get Crafty
Corsages, chair backs, decorations and table settings – all of these and more can be handmade pretty easily, saving you plenty of pennies. And, if you get friends and family involved, it won’t take up a lot of time. Check out www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/things-to-diy-instead-of-buy-for-your-wedding for some great ideas.
2. Simplify The Details
Do you really need those personalized menus/napkins/place mats? Or that extravagant dessert display? Instead, consider simplifying the little details by prioritizing 3 or 4 special touches you want to include, and don’t worry about the rest.
3. Fake The Flowers
Faux flowers can be just as stunning as the real thing, plus they can be re-used or donated afterwards. Even better, offer them to your guests as gifts at the end of the celebrations.
4. Skip The Favours
Did you know that a large percentage of wedding favours end up in the bin? You’re not obliged to provide them, and there are plenty of other ways you can treat your guests and show your appreciation. If you really don’t want to skip them, you could offer one per couple or family attending.
5. Consider A Weekday Wedding
Booking your wedding for a weekday will save you some money, and the same goes for unpopular dates such as Friday 13th or April Fool’s Day (if you’re not superstitious!).
6. Get Your Guests Involved
Leaving disposable cameras on the tables gives your guests the opportunity to capture special moments, and can save you having to pay a photographer for a full day. Likewise, setting little tasks for kids and adults such as arranging tables, handing out programs, or baking sweet treats for dessert is a great way to save time and money.