Weddings typically cost a lot of money, and depending upon your visions of the perfect wedding, you could end up paying for your wedding for years. However, there are some genius ways to cut the cost of your wedding so you can save money and still have the wedding of your dreams.
Go for the Group Discount
Many boutiques and stores will provide you with a “group” discount for large purchases. If it’s possible to buy all the bridesmaid dresses from the same place as the wedding dress, the boutique will more than likely give you the group discount. They may not offer, but don’t be afraid to ask. Most boutiques are very competitive and are willing to do what it takes to strike a deal.
What to Leave Out
While you definitely don’t want to skimp on the food and you may not want to forget to order wedding favors, there are some things you can do without. You can save hundreds of dollars by skipping the DJ and simply creating a playlist of your favorite songs. Having an open bar can cost hundreds as well. Instead, go for a great alternative, such as an old-fashioned punch bowl or simply serving champagne.
Enlisting the Help of Friends
You might know an excellent photographer who could handle your wedding pictures, or a member of your family could be a wonderful baker and might be willing to do your cake. By enlisting the help of friends and family members, you could save a great deal of money. Don’t forget to offer them something extra special for helping!
By using these tips to save money, you can shave the cost of your wedding and still have one of the best days of your life.