A faux wedding cake
Wedding cakes can be pretty expensive, especially if you want multiple tiers. Those swirls of buttercream and cascade of flowers down the side of your confection are beautiful, but it will cost you. According to Bridal Guide, the national average cost of wedding cakes in 2013 is $451, and that number is expected to jump to $466 in 2014. If you’re tying the knot in New York or California, cakes can run as high as $1,200. With a fake wedding cake, you can have the bottom layer be real and the rest of the tiers be made of decorated styrofoam. We promise, your guests will never know, but your wallet will!
Opt out of Saturday
Saturday is by far the most popular day to have a wedding, which means it’s the priciest day of the week. However, Friday and Sunday night weddings are becoming more common, and you’ll be saving money in the process.
Buy in season
When it comes to blooms, any flowers you choose are going to look flawless. However, if you stay seasonal and local with your arrangements, you can save money. Check with your florist to see which blooms are in season that will match your wedding color palette and budget.
Purchase your own booze
Instead of having your reception venue provide the alcohol for your celebration, see if the location will let you buy your own alcohol. This way, you can save money by returning any bottles that your guests don’t drink.
Instead of splurging on a new pair of earrings, necklace or bracelet for the big day, consider turning to family or friends. After all, you will need something borrowed! Consider wearing your grandma’s stunning vintage earrings or your mother’s veil to save some money and give your wedding even greater meaning.
How are you saving money for your wedding day? Share your thoughts with us!