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Four Ways to Save on Wedding Costs

Are you planning to tie the knot, or know someone who is? We’ve gathered four easy ways to save money on wedding expenses…continue reading to learn more!

1. Schedule smart

Saturday is the most common day of the week for weddings. It’s automatically attractive, since most people have the day off and many churches aren’t available on Sundays. Because of this popularity, venues are often more expensive on Saturday than on other days.

While the appeal of a weekend might not apply to a random Wednesday, you can pick a date that offers some of those same benefits without paying the Saturday premium. Try setting up your special day before a holiday, like July 3, or on the Sunday of a long weekend, like Labor Day. Your guests will still have time to enjoy themselves, and you can save on the cost of your venue.

2. Keep the ‘W’ word to yourself

From cake decorating to flower arranging, everyone has a “special” wedding price. Many vendors know they can get away with charging more for a service if it’s wedding-related than if it’s for another occasion. You can catch some savings if you keep the reason for the occasion to yourself.

For example, when shopping for a dress, buying a formal gown that’s not specifically labeled as a “wedding dress” can translate to savings. Getting a custom-decorated sheet cake (or buying a big cake and decorating it yourself) can save a few hundred dollars. By not mentioning the word “wedding,” you can easily save at various vendors.

3. Put your guests to work

The biggest costs for most wedding-related items is in labor. When you pay for flower arrangements, you are paying less for the flowers and more for the florist’s time. The same is true for cake decorating and place setting. Instead of hiring professionals, consider putting your guests to work.

Many wedding guests would love the opportunity to feel like they contributed to your special day. They get the feeling of participating actively in making your event a success, and you get to save money on nearly every service.

4. Get some help from SeaComm

One of the biggest challenges for newlyweds is coming up with that much money all at once. All the wedding bills come due at the same time. For many couples, that means withdrawing from savings for the whole cost of their wedding.

Instead, consider a personal loan with SeaComm to help fund your big day! As a member, you might already be pre-approved for a personal loan or SeaComm Visa® through our loan pre-approval program, LoanEngine™, which allows you to view and accept loan offers without having to come into a branch or fill out an application. If you qualify for a pre-approved offer, you will be presented with it through our SeaComm Mobile app or NetTeller™ in the “My Offers” tab, via email, and/or a letter through the mail.

You have the ability to accept offers immediately by following the prompts, or by calling into our call center at (800) 764-0566. Click here to login to your NetTeller™ to view your current offers! If you don’t have any offers at this time, be sure to check back every 60 days.

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