Money Saving Wedding Tips

For many women, a wedding includes ostentatious and outrageously over-the-top decorations. A woman deserves a wedding that matches their tastes. However, they may not have the budget for such an extravagant wedding. Fortunately, money saving tips exist.

Real vs. Fake Flowers

For starters, in order to save money, you can grow your own flowers. Flowers cost an exorbitant amount of money. According to The Bridal Association of America, an average of $698. With this money saving tip, your cost on this accessory should decrease tremendously. You may also consider fake flowers. They look real enough but cost at least half the price. Use this money saving tip when considering flowers

Find Deals

Also, try to find deals. Deals, for instance, on wedding dresses can be found, that is if you don’t mind a used dress. In order to save money on the wedding, online stores are good destinations for this. On a side note, don’t buy dresses from a wedding store, such as David’s Bridal. By searching at a local Macy’s or JCPenny’s, you can find nice, prim looking dresses for half or maybe a third of the price (or more if you’re lucky).

DIY Invitations

Save money through making your own invitations. This may not be that conducive to you, especially when planning an entire wedding. Believe it though, this money saving tip will reduce the cost. Don’t overdue the wedding invites. You may have spent a lot on them to make them look nice, but this isn’t necessary. A nice, simple invitation works just as well. All you’re doing is announcing the day of your wedding. Don’t get fancy just to do this.

No Weekend Wedding

To reduce cost and save money, get married on a non-conventional day, such as the middle of the week or something. Wedding halls or reception halls charge a lot more for a weekend wedding.

Trim the Guest List

The last tip for saving money on the wedding is to trim the guest list to only those who mean something to you. While having a well-attended wedding might mean something, you will have to pay for either hors d’oeuvres or a full dinner plate for each guest. That adds up.

By far, these money saving tips are not the only ones that exist. There’s more that you can do. Get creative. Your wedding doesn’t have to cost a great amount for it to be a nice wedding.