- Tips to help you save big on your wedding expenses.
Weddings are lovely occasions but sadly most couples go into debt just to have a wedding and later land into financial crisis.
Whether you’re newly engaged or in the thick of planning your big day, you have probably figured out one obvious fact: Weddings are expensive.
Despite them being expensive one can still cut costs without anyone even noticing.
The trickiest part of wedding planning may be creating a personalized, beautiful event and emerging with your budget still intact.
So, how do you save money on a wedding without sacrificing style? Turns out it’s totally possible, and there are lots of options when it comes to cutting wedding costs.
Below are some of the ways to cut spending on your big day:
- Hire a wedding planner
One of wedding planners’ most important duties is ensuring you stay within budget. Wedding planners can use their contacts and knowledge to get you the best deals and savings.
- Trim your guest list
We know it is hard to consider celebrating without certain friends and family members, but cutting your guest list is the easiest way to reduce your budget.
It will lower everything, including your catering and invitation costs, your venue size and rentals.
- Go for a smaller wedding party
While your wedding party pays for a lot of expenses themselves (attire, travel, etc.), there are certain items the couple traditionally pays for (bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres, wedding party gifts, etc.).
If you successfully pull this without offending anyone, the fewer bridesmaids and groomsmen you enlist, the less you’ll spend.
- Host it all in one place
Having your ceremony and reception at one location will cut travel time for vendors you’d have to pay by the hour.
By Stella Anyango