A lot goes into a wedding—including money. That’s why, as you’re planning your celebration, you might be looking for ways to save. To help you have the best event for your budget, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite ways to cut costs.
First, a little rundown of what you’ll be spending on. Typically, brides and grooms book at least one venue, and they usually hire a team of vendors, which might include professionals like a photographer, wedding planner, and florist. From there, there are other elements to rent or buy, from fashion items to decorations, and every other detail that they envision having for their big day. With so many different things that couples can shell out on, it’s no wonder that bills begin to rack up fast. That’s where our expertise comes in.
Ahead, we give our top advice for planning a wedding that won’t break the bank. We’ve also consulted experts in the industry and asked them to share their creative money-saving methods, too. In the end, it’s all about deciding what matters most to you and your partner, and then finding a way to make those things work. Here, we show you how.
From choosing more affordable centerpieces to serving alternatives to the traditional wedding cake, these tips and tricks revolve around different aspects of your ceremony and reception, so that you have options (and can mix and match, if desired). Whatever your financial limit, these unique and practical suggestions are bound to be useful—no major sacrifices necessary.