Weddings can be extremely expensive, especially in this day and age, but you can still have the wedding of your dreams on a budget! There are so many things you can DIY, things you can skip out on, and other ways to save tons of money. Once you decide on a budget and begin the process of wedding planning with your spouse, don’t let the stress of it all consume you! Here are 4 simple ways to save money while planning your big day!
Print invitations yourself after using a free or inexpensive app to design them. You don’t have to be skilled at graphic design to create beautiful save-the-dates or wedding invitations that will not only look great but get their job done! This can help you to save anywhere from $50 up to $500 depending on the size of your guest list.
Rent Tables And Chairs
Rather than chasing an expensive all-inclusive venue that already has all the tables and chairs you could possibly need but is most likely far out of your budget, consider renting the furniture you will need to seat your guests at your wedding and reception. This way, you will be able to find the right dining table to really fit into your ideal wedding aesthetic, and it will be at a much more affordable price.
Opt For Faux Flowers
Fake floral arrangements are becoming more and more popular these days, and with good reason. Real flowers are very costly, and in some cases they are actually one of the most expensive parts of a wedding. If you plan to have flowers on each table at your reception, as well as bouquets for bridesmaids, flower girls, and the bride – the costs involved with real florals can really add up quickly. Faux flowers aren’t tacky with how well they are being made now. They look quite realistic actually!
Additionally, you can get them in just about any colors so that they match your wedding perfectly. Not only that, but fake flowers won’t die like real ones will, so you can keep them forever as a special memory from the happiest day of your life.
Cut Back On Your Guest List
Unfortunately, the more guests that attend your wedding, the more expensive it will be. If you’ve begun to make a guest list and it is quite large, you may want to consider making some cuts. A good rule of thumb when trying to decide who to invite is to consider whether or not each person is someone that both you and your fiancé have previously met as well as whether or not you have seen or talked to them within the last year.
This will help you cut back your guest list a lot more than you may think, saving you a good chunk of money along the way.
Your wedding should be one of the best days of your life, and that means planning it should be fun too! If you can stop worrying so much about how costly everything is, you’ll have a much better time. Hopefully this list can help with that!