You will never exactly know beforehand how much a wedding will cost you before you start planning, but we get it: it is quite expensive. Being in debt for a wedding is not really the best way to start off your marriage. That is why in this blog we will provide you with some good options to save money on planning your wedding while still having the day of your dreams.
Find the best date
One of the first things that you are going to do after getting engaged is picking the date of your big day. Consider choosing an off-season date to save money on venue rental and other related costs. Try to skip a Saturday and Sunday date and opt for a weekday, which tend to be cheaper as well. Not to mention, if you are getting married abroad, flying on a weekday is lower in cost.
Even though flowers are always an important part of your wedding décor, it does not have to mean you need to spend a fortune to complete your dream wedding vision.
Firs of all, consider in-season flowers, which tend to be cheaper. Try to choose from the wide variety of flowers and visit your local florist to get all the details. Secondly, reusing your flowers could save money. Do not leave your ceremony arrangement on the table, but take them to the reception and use them as decoration. Moreover, aisle arrangements could flank the buffet or your top table. You can also reuse the bridesmaid’s bouquet as centerpiece displays. Some others alternative centerpieces that exist included shells, photos or candles. Instead of using flowers, using greenery to decorate your tables is less expensive as well.
Almost all of you have imagined their wedding dress since their childhood. ‘The’ dress has a cost that sometimes tends to break your budget. However, there are a few ways to save money on a wedding dress. First, you can check out trunk shows of bridal boutiques because they often have special discounts when a boutique gets more dresses by a particular designer for brides to try on. It is an interesting option if you are in love with one particular designer. Second, the sample sales: This is a yearly event when a bridal boutique sells their inventory and showroom dresses with a discounted price. Third, you have the possibility to rent your wedding dress. This is maybe more reasonable if you do not want to spend thousands of euros just to wear it once.
Nothing can replace the cake during your wedding. We have some tips for you that could help you saving money for this yummy part. For the shape, you need to know that tiered cakes are more expensive than unstacked cakes on risers. It is also better to skip fondant, because this requires a lot of work, so this is more expensive. It is better to opt for buttercream frosting on your cake. If you still prefer fondant, consider fresh flowers instead of sugar ones! For the filling, try skipping exotic flavours.