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Serve beer, wine, and a signature cocktail
While full bars are nice, they are also expensive. By offering a selection of beer, wine, and a signature cocktail, everybody will be able to drink and have fun without
damaging your wallet.
Build your own playlist and have a friend DJ
Having a DJ is awesome, we can’t deny that. However, you can have a similar experience by building your own playlist and having a friend manage playback. If you’d like to take requests you can always get a service such as Apple Music or Spotify. This will allow you to play any song at any time without having it downloaded locally.
Buy a preowned dress
The wonderful thing about wedding dresses is that they are only worn once. This means you can usually find pre-owned dresses in almost new condition for a fraction of the price.
Get some friends and address your own envelopes
Instead of paying a company to address your wedding invitations you can grab a couple of friends, a bottle of wine, and a bunch of pens. This is not only efficient for saving money but it’s actually quite fun.
Skip physical invitations and go digital
You can skip the hassles of physical invitations all together and invite everybody digitally. Most people are on Facebook all day anyway, why not create an event for your wedding and invite your list? If some individuals aren’t active online make a few physical invitations for them. You’ll still be saving.
Book your wedding venue early!
Most venues are booked pretty far in advance which can make last minute booking a struggle. In a lot of cases, the later you book, the more you pay.
Have your ceremony and reception at the same place
Most venues will offer a discount if you book both your ceremony and reception there. This can be a huge time saver as well since nobody has to leave and travel to a new venue.
Print a single ceremony program for couples
By printing a single ceremony program you’ll be saving 50% on printing costs for each couple at your wedding. Who could say no to that?
Create your own photo booth
Photo booths are awesome. However, if you’re not looking to pay for one you can make your own. Some great ideas are having props and polaroid cameras for guests to take photos.
Get married before peak season starts
If you’re willing to compromise on the season this is a great way to cut costs. Getting married in the months leading up to peak season is significantly cheaper due to venues trying to fill gaps in their calendar.
Buy 1-2 types of flowers that are in season
By keeping your choices to 1-2 types of flowers and buying flowers that are currently in season you can reduce your floral budget by quite a bit.
Keep an eye out for sales
Everybody knows that sales are a great way to save money. Look for anything on sale that can be used at your wedding and be sure to act. This includes flowers, envelopes, decor, etc.
Arrange your flowers in plastic instead of glass
Instead of splurging on fancy glass find some comparable plastic. You can usually get a similar look for a much cheaper price.
Choose the buffet over the full course meal
Wedding food can get very costly in many circumstances. To offset this and save money, choose to offer a buffet. People generally enjoy buffets and will have more freedom to choose what they eat and how much they eat. In return your wedding ends up being a bit cheaper.
Receive your photos and videos digitally
Instead of springing for a DVD and photo album of your big night have your photographer send them digitally. You can always stream the videos from your computer and print out any photos you find to be the most valuable.
Don’t get married on a Saturday
Getting married on a Saturday is the most expensive day you can choose. Sure, a Tuesday wedding may be impractical, but it’s certainly cheaper.
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