Updated: May 17
Alright, folks, let's get real for a minute. Weddings can be crazy expensive! And while we all dream of having a Pinterest-worthy wedding, our bank accounts might not always agree.
But fear not, my dear readers, because I've got you covered. Here are 10 creative and sassy ways to save money on your wedding without sacrificing style or fun.
Prioritize your must-haves: Before you start planning your wedding, sit down with your partner and decide on the three things that are most important to you. Whether it's the venue, the food, or the music, focus your budget and energy on those items and compromise on the rest.
DIY your decor: Pinterest is your friend, my friends. Get crafty and create your own centerpieces, signage, and other decor. Not only will it save you money, but it'll also add a personal touch to your special day.
Consider a non-traditional venue: Who says you have to get married in a church or ballroom? Consider a park, a backyard, or a sentimental location for a unique and cost-effective venue option.
Opt for a weekday or off-season wedding: Saturday weddings in the summer can come with a hefty price tag. Consider getting married on a weekday or during the off-season for more affordable options.
Skip the fancy invitations: Let's be real, most people will RSVP via text or email anyways. So save yourself some money and skip the fancy invitations. Go digital or create your own using free online templates and print using good quality paper.
Choose an all-in-one venue: Select a venue that includes everything you need, from catering to tables and chairs. This will save you time, money, and stress.
Cut the guest list: The more people you invite, the more money you'll spend. Keep your guest list small and intimate, and only invite the people who mean the most to you.
Serve a signature cocktail: Instead of offering a full bar, consider serving a signature cocktail or two. Not only will it save you money, but it'll also add a fun and personal touch to your reception.
Hire a DJ instead of a band: Live music can be expensive, but a DJ can keep the party going just as well. Plus, they'll likely have a wider range of music options to keep everyone on the dance floor.
Rent instead of buy: From your dress to your decor, consider renting instead of buying. You'll save money on designer names and won't have to worry about what to do with everything after the wedding is over.
So there you have it, my sassy readers. Ten creative and cost-effective ways to save money on your wedding without sacrificing style or fun. Now go forth and plan your dream wedding without breaking the bank!