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!
Smaller Guest List
One of the simplest ways to save money for a wedding is in the first steps of wedding planning. Your guest list! It’s a lot easier than it may seem. First, start with the idea that you wouldn’t want to create a small list. You might find that your guest list is already small to start with. If not, that’s okay too! Now, look at your list and think about who you have on there.
Your guest list could be separated into three groups. Group one will contain the people you couldn’t imagine not being there on your wedding day. Group two is made up of non-wedding party friends as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins. Group three will have people you’re inviting because you feel like you have to, but honestly haven’t really talked to in years. This may sound awful, but no one has to know but you and your fiance creating the list.
Now here is how you make that list shrink: send out your invitations in waves. The first wave is the first group. Once some of those guests RSVP and say they can’t make it, you start sending the second and third groups. A smaller guest list means a smaller venue, and fewer mouths to feed!
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.
Save Money With DIYs
The world of DIY wedding decorations has taken over the internet. Where there is a will, there is a way. Tons of tutorials are out there. One of the ways soon-to-be-married couples are saving money is by taking matters into their own hands. From building their own arches to building extravagant floral walls, and even table centerpieces.
All it takes is a little creativity and patience. Patience is key. DIY is a great option for couples with enough time on their hands to create the designs for their wedding. Once the wedding is over, they can store their creations and rent them to other couples in the future. Some couples will even choose to sell their creations to other couples getting married soon.