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 St. Louis 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!
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.