Everyone is happy on their wedding days.
These days, weddings cost an arm and a leg to organise. While you want your big day to go off without a hitch, you can’t afford to spend so much that you end up scrounging concoctions to eat months after the wedding. Here are simple ways to save money on your wedding day:
1. Have a small ceremony
One of the contributing factors to high wedding costs is the number of guests invited. Reduce your guest list to 50-75 people and make your ceremony strictly by invitation to cut down on costs.
2. Make your bouquets
Every bride wants flower bouquets for the bridesmaids and herself. You can buy the flowers and make bouquets. You can even turn it into a fun activity with your bridesmaid with each bridesmaid making their own bouquets.
3. Opt for a Court wedding
Court weddings are always invariably cheaper than weddings held in churches. And court weddings don’t require months of planning in advance like church weddings.
4. Print your wedding invites
Printing your own wedding invites will definitely reduce costs. There are many free design tools one can use online to design their own wedding invites. Designing your wedding invites will reduce the overall cost.
5. Go thrifting
Go to thrift stores to find vintage dresses and shoes for your big day. Make it a fun day out with your girlfriends.
6. Always negotiate the prices
Don’t be so excited that you pay whatever you’re told. Always ask for discounts and negotiate prices when it comes to paying for venues, catering, drinks and more for your wedding day. Don’t go throwing money around.
7. Have your wedding on a weekday
Instead of having your wedding on a Saturday, you can have it on a week day when many venues are free and many people will be unable to show up for your ceremony. This will greatly reduce costs for you as only your nearest and dearest will come.