Create your budget beforehand
Before you buy even the napkins for your big day, set your budget first. You don’t want to have already bought something to realize it’s going to set you over budget. Figure out how much money you and your loved one are going to set aside for the wedding fund. This will ensure that you have enough money to get what you want without landing yourself in a whole lot of bridal debt.
Consider a nontraditional date
While most brides opt to tie the knot on a Saturday, other weekend days like Friday or Sunday will help keep your costs down because vendors are often willing to lower their prices by about 40 percent, which can really make a big difference in the long run.
Keep the guest list down
You may want to send wedding invitations every last person you’ve ever known to witness you walking down the aisle, but keeping a guest list reasonable can help you save lots of cash. If you pick a number on the lower side, you can always go up from there, rather than realizing that you need to invite five more people but your guest list is already packed full.
Opt for a faux cake
Many brides are turned off by the idea of a fake cake, but trust us, nobody will know it’s not real – even you! The pro’s really know how to make it look fantastic. It’s realistically decorated to match your wedding and only contain a small part of real cake so you and your groom can take part in the traditional cake cutting ceremony. Then hidden in the back of your reception, the staff will bring out pre-cut sheet cakes to serve for dessert. It may look like a super expensive dessert, when in reality it was a bargain!
Stay on time
We’re sure you’re not planning on running late on your big day, but things happen. However, make sure to stick to a fairly strict schedule because you don’t want to be handing out extra cash for limousine fees and other late fees for vendors.
How are you planning on saving up and cutting costs for your big day? Share your thoughts with us!