10 Ways to Have an INCREDIBLE Wedding on a Budget!
YOUR WEDDING DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PRICEY TO BE MEMORABLE.
When it comes to envisioning a wedding, we tend to think of beautiful venues, wonderful decorations, exquisite catering, and lively music.
While these are all great, often times they come with great prices.
But what if you want to have a great wedding that does not bruise your bank account?
Check out these tips to learn how to plan an incredible wedding on a budget!
Tip #1 Have a Small Guest List.
The more guests you invite, the more expenses you'll incur such as venue and dining. Consider limiting your guest list to close friends and family members only.
Tip #2 Choose an Off-Peak Season.
Wedding venues and vendors tend to charge more during peak wedding season, which is usually during the summer months. Consider having your wedding during an off-peak season or on a weekday to save money.
Tip #3 DIY Decor.
Instead of hiring a professional decorator, consider making (or borrowing) your own décor. You can find a lot of DIY décor ideas online, plus it can be a fun activity to do with friends and family.
Tip #4 Borrow or Rent Items.
Similar to the previous tip, a great idea would be to rent items like centerpieces, table linens, and other décor to save money.
Tip #5 Choose a Non-Traditional Venue.
Consider having your wedding at a non-traditional venue like a park, beach, or a friend or family member's backyard. These locations tend to be less expensive than traditional wedding venues.
Tip #6 Have a Daytime Wedding.
Hosting a morning or noontime wedding can be less expensive than hosting an evening wedding. You can serve brunch or lunch instead of a full dinner, which can save money on food and beverage costs.
Tip #7 Choose a Buffet-Style Meal.
Buffet-style meals tend to be less expensive than sit-down meals. You
can also offer a variety of food options to cater to different dietary restrictions.
Tip #8 Consider a Cash Bar.
If you're on a tight budget, consider having a cash bar instead of an open bar. You can also offer a signature cocktail or a limited selection of beer and wine.
Tip #9 Use Digital Invitations.
Save money on invitations and postage by using digital invitations. There are many online platforms, like Zola and Paperless Post, that allow you to design and send digital invitations for free or at a low cost.
Tip #10 Choose a Simple Dress.
A simple wedding dress can be just as beautiful as a more elaborate one. Consider buying a pre-owned dress or renting one to save money. Also, consider renting a tuxedo or suit.
And of course, we conclude our list with a very key bonus tip:
BONUS TIP: Book an Incredible DJ.
The music of a wedding helps to set the tone and atmosphere. The best wedding DJs and MCs - like those who made this book - have great wedding packages at favorable prices, with all 5-star reviews. Check us out!