6 Snazzy Ideas for Saving Cash when Planning your Wedding!
Getting engaged can be one of the most exciting feelings in the world. To be getting married to your soul-mate should be the happiest time of your life. However, many wedded couples to be are overwhelmed with the financial costs of everything wedding related that the stress and anxiety that comes with planning a wedding can be detrimental to its purpose. But there’s good news! Weddings don’t have to be super expensive. There are so many couples getting married with a budget and they reported having just as much fun and happiness that they would’ve had with a flashy, expensive wedding, if not more. Here are some of the best ideas we’ve found that can help you tighten the purse strings and also add some quirk and uniqueness to your wedding:
Get By With A Little Help From Your Friends
Take a look at your family members and your friendship circle. Are any of them talented artists that can help out with making DIY decorations? Or maybe you have an uncle who has a snazzy car that you can borrow for bride’s arrival? Or maybe your best friend is an amazing undiscovered singer who wouldn’t mind singing a few songs at the reception? Don’t be afraid to ask your near and dear ones for small favours to help you cut costs, they’ll be more than happy to help and they can even call it their wedding gift to you.
Rent Your Dress
Wedding dresses are probably the only piece of clothing that will only get worn once and then preserved. So unless you’re wearing your grandmother’s hand-me-down wedding dress, you can cut massive costs by renting or buying second-hand designer dresses. Also, accessories such as the veil and tiara can be rented.
Choose An Alternative Venue
The more traditional wedding venues such as manor houses, event spaces and churches cost an arm and a leg to rent and that’s not including the food, hall decoration, room rental… the list goes on and the price increases. Many couples around the world are choosing alternative venues to cut costs such as parks and outdoor space that only require a donation. Another popular choice is having the wedding at home. This way you have full control over everything and it’s an extremely personal touch.
Food Trucks can be another snazzy way of saving money is cutting the cost of food. It adds quirkiness to your big day, offers choice to your guest and saves you buying two lots of food rounds for your guests.
Think About Hiring Students
Another awesome way to cut costs in every aspect of wedding planning is to hire students or upcoming talent to provide your wedding services. From photographers, hairdressers to flower arrangements. Students will gladly provide this for half the cost of a ‘professional’ and still do a really good job.
Use Printable Wedding Invitation Suites
You can save a chunk of your wedding budget but cutting costs right from the start with your wedding invitations. Purchasing printable invitation suites can cut out them expensive printing costs that tend to overcharge you for something you can do from the comfort of your own home! Take a look at the range of gorgeous wedding invitations we have on offer that will suit most wedding themes. Also, if you subscribe to our newsletter, you will receive a special member discount on all our wedding invitations across the site and a free Wedding Planning Checklist + a Printable Gift Tracker to help you keep on top of everything and plan the perfect wedding.
Watching pennies for the most important day of your life may not be the most romantic thing to do, but you’ll thank yourselves for it when you have the extra money for the other things that matter to you as a couple, whether it’s buying your first house or saving up for a family.