You’ll want your wedding to be special, of course, but also, you won’t want it to cost the earth. You’d much rather spend the money on your honeymoon or on buying a home! While it’s impossible to get married without paying anything, there are plenty of things you can do that’ll prevent you from spending any more than necessary. And the best part? You won’t compromise the quality of your special day — you’ll still make it memorable and romantic and so forth, but you’ll have more money in your back pocket.
In this blog, we’ll look at some of the best ways to avoid overspending on your wedding.
Set Your Budget
First thing’s first: make a budget! If you don’t have a set idea of how much you can afford to spend (or how much you want to spend), then you’ll run the risk of spending more than you’d like. Costs can quickly add up when you’re getting married, after all. Once you’ve got a set sum in your mind, then you’ll be able to get to work. You can have a great wedding with a small or big budget; it’s just if it’s smaller, then you’ll need to do a bit more work to find deals.
Looking for an easy way to save a ton of money on your wedding? Look at holding your ceremony in the off-season. Most people want to get married during the warm summer months, and this results in higher costs since venues know that they can charge more and someone will pay the cost. If you get married before or after the summer, you could save thousands on venues, catering, and photographers. In any case, getting married in fall or winter isn’t a lowlier alternative; there’s a lot of charm in getting married in the snow, after all!
Buying the Essentials
There are some things that you’ll need in order to have a classic wedding, such as rings, dresses, wedding invitations, and so on. But it’s important to remember that you can always find ways to avoid overspending without having any dip in quality. For your rings, you could look at diamonds for sale and then get them set within a ring. For your dresses, you can wait for a big sale, which will be much cheaper than going to a boutique wedding dress shop. And for things like your invitations, you can just do them yourself — you don’t need to pay someone else to make them!
Limit the Number of Guests
Finally, you can seriously reduce the overall cost of your wedding by reducing the number of guests that you have attending. Each guest could add anywhere from $50 – 200 to your bill, so the fewer guests you have, the cheaper it’ll be. Think about who you really want to have at your wedding to celebrate your big day with you, and then keep it at that number. You’ll save money and have your nearest and dearest there to witness your big day. Perfect!