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Wedding Prices Are Up: How Can Couples Save Money?

5.9.22

As the world slowly starts to recover from the pandemic and loosen up restrictions, so has the wedding industry. Now more than ever, couples are looking forward to celebrating their love through weddings! With a busier wedding season, comes higher prices. Here are a few ways that couples can save money on their wedding day!

Save Money By Budgeting

It almost seems like a no-brainer. However, to save money, the first step is to budget for your wedding. Take your time to scout wedding prices in Central Illinois and compare them to the quality of the service. Choose the top three wedding vendors you’re willing to splurge on, and you’re off to a great start.

Another tip in figuring out your wedding budget is figuring out how much you and your fiance can save up until the wedding. That way you know how much you can truly handle in the end.

Smaller Wedding Party

Touching on the smaller guest list, this can also play into a smaller wedding party. Think about all of the wedding activities that include your wedding party. Bridesmaids’ proposals, the bachelorette party or bachelor party… and more.

With fewer people in your wedding party, the fewer expenses that will come with those. Save up on your wedding party gifts by shortening your list!

Joined Bachelor(ette) Parties

Speaking of bachelor(ette) parties, why not join them. If you’re lucky enough to have a wedding party that already gets along, take advantage of that and join your pre-wedding celebrations! The idea that they have to separate doesn’t have to stick.

When it comes to wedding traditions, a lot of things have wiggle room and can be customized towards what makes the most sense for you and your partner.

Online Invitations

One of the major costs of a wedding comes in stationary. Wedding invitations can become a pretty hefty expense depending on the design, the number of invitations needing to be made, and what you’re ordering. You’ll need wedding invitations, save the dates, thank you cards, menu cards, table numbers… the list can go on.

An easy (and sustainable) way to cut down costs is by going digital. Online invitations not only make less of a carbon footprint, but they just take sending your guests an e-vite. Cutting down on design costs, delivery costs, etc. It’s a win on all fronts!

Paperless Post has some great design options. You can go for an e-vite that’s inspired by the look of a physical card invite, or just a picture design. The final choice is yours.

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