While your wedding day is likely going to be one of the most important and memorable days of your life, there’s also a pretty good chance that it’s going to be one of the most expensive single days in your life as well. However, just because you’re going to be spending some money to help yourself and others celebrate the love that you’ve found with your fiance doesn’t mean that you have to go into crazy debt over it. So to help ensure that you’re able to have some money in the bank on the day after your wedding day, here are three tips for saving on wedding costs without sacrificing quality.
Consider A Non-Traditional Day
For modern weddings, there aren’t really many things that technically follow tradition anymore. From vintage engagement rings to all types of color combinations and even interesting takes on wedding cakes, non-traditional is kind of the way to go. And with one particular non-traditional choice, you can end up saving yourself a lot of money.
According to Rachel Wilkerson Miller, a contributor to BuzzFeed.com, picking to get married on any day but a Saturday could help you save a ton on your overall wedding day costs. Because Saturdays are so sought after for wedding venues and wedding vendors, the other days of the week will often allow you to get discount on your items or orders without actually changing anything about what you’re getting, other than the day of the week that it will show up on. So if you can swing it, try not to get married on a Saturday and pick a more non-traditional day of the week instead.
Try Limiting The Guest List
The more people you have coming to your wedding and reception, the higher the cost is going to be for you. However, having a “small” wedding might mean different things to you and your fiance. Not only that, but you also have parents and other family members that might have people they think should be invited to your celebration as well. But according to Courtney Jespersen and Kelsey Sheehy, contributors to NerdWallet, cutting down your guest list by just 10 to 20 people can save you around $1,000 in overalls costs.
Use Items From Your Ceremony In Your Reception Decor
One part of your wedding and reception that can quickly start adding up is your decor costs. To save in this area, Anna Price Olson and Katie James, contributors to Brides.com, recommend using some of the items from your ceremony in your reception decor. Take your bridesmaids’ bouquets and use them as centerpieces. You can take what filled your ceremony hall and reuse it for your reception; it will help you save money and will create a unity throughout the design of your events.
If you’re looking for ways to save money on wedding costs, consider using the tips mentioned above to lower expenses without lowering expectations.