Getting married is one of the most exciting moments in anyone's life. But it can also be incredibly expensive and put a damper on brides and grooms who are looking forward to spending their lives together. However, don't fret because here are some incredibly easy ways to save money for your big day.
Cut down on guests
We all know how expensive your guests can be, so simply cut the number down! The Knot's 2014 Real Weddings Study reports that the average number of wedding guests is 136 people, so don't be afraid to have a smaller number than originally expected. This may sound easier said than done, so when thinking about who to invite ask yourself a few questions.
- When was the last time you saw this person?If it was over a year and you live relatively close, consider knocking them off the list.
- If your parents are helping to pay, is this someone they would like there?
- if you went out to dinner with this person, would you pay for dinner with them?
Rethink the date and day
Getting married on a Friday or even a Sunday is much cheaper than the traditional Saturday. Plus, if you do an afternoon wedding, your guests will not have to take too much time off work!
Go for party rentals
As tempting as it may be, you don't have to buy everything for your wedding. Instead of dropping a lot of cash, invest in wedding tent rentals, wedding chairs, linens, and even decor such as centerpieces.
Don't be afraid to take your time
Having a longer engagement will mean you can plan ahead and don't have to pay any exorbitant last-minute costs. This gives you more time for research, saving, and more time for your guests to plan!
Have your reception and ceremony at the same place
This way, everyone will be in the same place and you won't have to worry about getting people from place to place. You can have the guests sit at their tables during the ceremony and when you go to take pictures, they can simply start cocktail hour.
With these ideas in mind, you will be on your way to saving thousands on your wedding, and leaving more money for the honeymoon!
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