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Wedding Prices Are Up: How Can Couples Save Money?


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!

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.


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.

Faux Flowers

When it comes to wedding planning, flowers are almost always a must. They bring your wedding space to life! As beautiful as real flowers are, as you start looking at prices, you may come to find that they might be out of your budget. A way couples save money on flowers is by going the faux flower route.

There are many different textures of faux flowers to look for. Depending on how you want your flowers to look and your price points, we recommend silk, latex, or even wood flowers. These give off the look of real flowers (maybe not so much to touch), in pictures. Sola Wood Flowers is a great starting point in your faux flower arrangements.

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