Let us start with huge “Congratulations”! You are engaged and planning to get married. While you are really happy, you are also feeling a bit nervous. We get it. Because weddings are expensive. Like, really expensive. But don’t worry- you can actually pull off a beautiful wedding on a budget- it’s just about knowing how. And we have the scoop on how to save on your wedding:
FIND GREAT WEDDING DEALS
Many vendors are offering great wedding deals, discounts and giveaways. The question is: how do you find them? Luckily, our very own website features the latest and the best wedding deals by the industry’s top wedding vendors. Visit our wedding deals website to browse all deals and save on your wedding photography, planning, flowers, stationery, event rentals, cake, food, music and much more!
DIY WHAT YOU CAN
Get crafty or ask your creative friend to help you DIY some of your wedding elements. Maybe you can create your own bridal bouquet, perhaps you can whip us some fabulous centerpieces, or maybe even craft one-of-a-kind wedding favors.
SUNDAY WEDDING IS A THING
Getting married on a Saturday can be expensive. To avoid the prime time of weddings, opt for a Friday or Sunday wedding instead. In fact, many venues offer discounts if you get married on a Sunday. And if you are an off-beat bride with a small guest list, you might want to consider getting married on a weekday!
GO OFF SEASON
Did you know that the same wedding in winter can be as much as 50% less then the same wedding in the summer? November-March period is often considered the “off season”, so many vendors and venues offer incredible deals. In fact, there a few off season deals on our website!
KEEP THE GUEST LIST LEAN
We understand. You want to share your big day with everyone, from your second cousin, to your aunt’s gardener. But- as your guest list grows, so does your budget. We recommend by keeping the guest list as lean as possible if you are operating on a budget.
GOOD TRAVEL AGENT GOES A LONG WAY
Travel is expensive. If you are traveling on a budget, it’s best to hire a travel agent, who can find the perfect destination for you. Often, these travel agents are well connected and know about all the great honeymoon deals.
TRY A SIGNATURE COCKTAIL
Instead of offering a full bar, why not limit your alcoholic beverages to beer, wine and a signature cocktail? That way your guests will still enjoy their liquid treats without you breaking the bank.
GO SECOND HAND
A great way to save money on a wedding is to hit up your friends and family and borrow something. Even if it’s just a necklace or some candles…all the little things add up fast!
KNOW WHAT YOU NEED (AND WHAT YOU DON’T)
Even though you feel like you don’t want to compromise on anything, try to create a “must have list” and “want to have” list. Pick a few things that might be really important to you- perhaps a gorgeous dress or getting that five tier cake you always wanted, and compromise on other things.
DOUBLE THE PURPOSE
A great way to save money is to have things that can serve multiple purpose. For example- your escort cards can be attached to little cookies and serve as wedding favors also. Or, buy decorative large table numbers that act like centerpieces as well!
Happy wedding planning! Isn’t it really easy to save on your wedding?
Xoxo, Lovestruck Team