Getting married can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of ways to save money for your big day. Here are four tips for an inexpensive wedding.
One of the first things couples do is find a place to host the wedding. This is also where most of the cost lies. You don’t need a professional wedding venue or catering hall. Get a little creative with your choice and you can save a lot of money. Work with your favorite restaurant, have it at a park, or even a nice backyard. Couples spend about 40% of their budget on a venue, so if you can even save a little, this would be the place.
Why pay so much money for something you’ll only wear once? You can find a beautiful pre-owned wedding dress at a fraction of the price. There are a lot of websites that specialize in buying and selling wedding dresses you can choose from. There’s also the personal nature of wearing your mother’s or grandmother’s dress down the aisle. A beautiful tradition that will help you save for other wedding expenses.
Instead of spending money on invitations that eventually get thrown away, do them online. Different wedding websites enable you to send digital invitations which will include an RSVP, tracking, and questions like meal preference and number of people attending. If you still want to send physical invitations, stores like Walmart and Staples offer inexpensive options to help you save.
Get Married by a Friend
Asking a friend to perform your wedding ceremony is a great way to make a special day event more memorable. It is a very quick and easy process to get ordained. As long as the officiant is complying with the laws and regulations of the state, they can perform the marriage and sign the license. By avoiding the fees of a professional officiant, you keep a little more money in your pocket.
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