Weddings are the one day that is supposed to be perfect. The idea of a “dream wedding” isn’t an isolated concept; people see the ideal wedding as a way to set a standard for the future and mark the special occasion. Many people fantasize about their weddings, and when it comes to the actual event, no expense is spared in the effort to make the day truly one to remember. However, this means that wedding costs frequently go into the tens of thousands of dollars, a financial burden that not everyone can afford.
There is hope! Take a look at these 5 surprising ways to cut costs at your wedding, and pull off your perfect day without a hitch and without breaking the bank!
- Buy decorations on clearance.
Sales – especially after-Christmas blowouts and large clearances – are the perfect opportunity to shop for your wedding, and the fact that you’ll be purchasing the same items you normally would (but just at a lower price) means that you don’t have to miss out on quality. Some examples of items you can get at sales include decorations (such as wall hangings and table settings) and dishes. Think ahead to any holidays that will precede your wedding, such as President’s Day, Memorial Day, or Black Friday, and plan accordingly.
- Borrow from friends and family.
When it comes to aspects of your wedding such as dishes, glasses, and other tableware, don’t be embarrassed to ask your friends and family if you can borrow any of their items. Often they may have sets that they don’t use very often (or not at all), and they will be happy to accommodate and do what they can to help with the wedding. And it’ll be a relief to not have an extra set of dishes that you need to purchase specifically for this wedding!
- Make use of your wedding guests.
Or, more specifically, make use of what they can offer you – for example, one of your friends may be passionate about photography, and will volunteer to be your wedding photographer. This can cut costs out of hiring someone to take over this job, and will be more fun with someone that you are familiar with.
- Shop online.
Especially when it comes to purchasing bridesmaid dresses, you can find numerous great deals online, and since you will be ordering several at once, you can even save on a bulk order!
- Find an all inclusive location
The venue is often one of the most expensive things you will invest in for your wedding. However, when you chose a wedding that simply provides the shelter you’re cutting yourself short. Book a venue that offers it all. Mobile Wedding’s Fablewood Farms offer services that will take care of your reception, photography, and entertainment.