Weddings are expensive. Regardless of your budget, it’s likely that you’re hoping to save money where you can. After all, less money spent at the wedding means more money for the honeymoon amiright?
Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do to cut costs while still ensuring you have an incredible day. Here are just a few ways you can save money on your wedding:
Write down your planned budget
It may seem simple, but this is why it’s often overlooked. While you may have a ballpark figure of how much you’ll spend on your wedding, this is pretty much guaranteed to escalate. Now is the time to determine if your parents will be contributing to your big day, consider your own finances, and write down a limit. Use a planner and add absolutely everything you’re planning to spend. As it adds up, it’ll be much easier for you to control your spending if you can actually see where the money is going.
It’s likely that you have friends who have already gotten married. You’re meant to have at least one thing borrowed anyway, and no one will remember if they used the same frame for their table plan, or your best friend also wore the same tiara (this could be a super cute tradition).
By borrowing wherever you can, you can take some of the things you admired from your friends’ weddings and keep your own costs down. That means you’ll have more money to spend on other things (like an open bar).
Go for a destination wedding
There are many reasons why you may want to look into planning to have a wedding in Greece or browse weddings in Mykonos. Or perhaps you’re dreaming of a beach wedding in Hawaii or Thailand. This can actually be a great way to save money. First of all, the people who attend are the people who are truly committed to seeing you walk down the aisle (as long as you give them plenty of notice), and you’ll also be able to save money on a lot of the planning as you’ll have someone in the destination doing some of the hands-on stuff for you.
Are you planning your wedding right now? Are you on a budget? What tips do you have for saving money on your big day? Leave a comment below and let me know.