Fort Myers, FL
Wedding Budget

Wedding Budget 101


Where do you even begin when it comes to wedding planning?? Well, your wedding budget is the best place to start!

Have you set your wedding budget? Is it more than you were planning on spending? Many couples are faced with the struggle of having the wedding they want, but not having the means to make it happen. Here are a few ways to save your wedding budget.


Wedding Budget 101

Entertainment Bundles

When booking multiple services with the same company, discounts are typically offered. Services that Complete Weddings + Events Fort Myers offers are DJs, Photography, Videography, Day of Coordination, Photobooth, and Up-lighting. We can help you build a custom package to fit your needs and budget.

DIY Décor

Going paperless can save you quite a bit. In fact, paperless Invitations, RSVPs, & Thank You Cards sites like Evite and Minted can help with that. Creating a Facebook is also a great idea.

The Less, the Merrier?

Consider having a smaller crowd. Having fewer guests could end up saving you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Dinner is a cost per head, as is alcohol. You’d be surprised how quickly it adds up!

The Gown

Shop department stores, look for white dresses that aren’t titled “wedding” gowns. Instead, embellish a white dress with accessories such as a rhinestone belt, tulle, sequins, or a ribbon. Watch for Big Sales, Black Friday, End of Wedding Season – Many dresses are heavily discounted at the end of the typical wedding season.

You might also consider shopping for previously owned wedding dresses. Recent brides often sell their just worn dress for significantly less than store cost.

The Cake

Talk to your local baker about a small tiered cake for you to cut for picture purposes and assorted delicious cupcakes or dessert shooters for all of your guests!

The Menu

Work with your wedding planner for budget-friendly menu options. Perhaps a chicken entrée vs the filet. Buffet service vs plated, or even fun stations like a pasta bar!


Opting for fake vs real can possibly save you hundreds on flowers! Also, you will get to keep them forever! If you haven’t already looked into wood flowers. They are becoming more and more popular. Not to mention, they are beautiful!

There are SO many ways to save your wedding budget. Be careful to not buy things that you don’t necessarily need, such as customized napkins, huge floral centerpieces, and expensive guest gifts. Don’t forget the most important part of this all, it’s your day, enjoy it!

About Complete Weddings + Events Fort Myers

Are you looking to tie the knot or throw an epic event? Well if so, you have come to the right place. Complete Weddings and Events will help you find the right event or wedding DJ, wedding photographer, and videographer to throw a phenomenal party.  Plus we have fun photo booths and lighting rentals to elevate your event and give you the type of unforgettable experience you’re looking for. In addition to Naples, Cape Coral, & Fort Myers, we also serve Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Lehigh Acres, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, & Marco Island.

When you party with Complete Weddings + Events Fort Myers, it’s completely about you! Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers leading provider of event and wedding photographyvideographylightingDJ services & photo booth rental.

For more fun wedding inspiration and tips and tricks you can like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram!

Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers leading provider of event and wedding photography, videography, lighting, DJ services, coordination, & photo booth rental.

Request Pricing & Availability