People spend an average of $33,391 on their weddings each year. If you’re one of those who can’t fathom spending that much for one day, then you’re in luck.
In this article, we’re going to provide you with some frugal wedding tips that will help you achieve the special wedding day you want without breaking the bank.
Continue reading below to find out ways to make your wedding day special on a budget.
1. Wedding Programs
Wedding day programs are a special keepsake for those that attended the wedding, and it details the events that are too take place. The program also outlines those that are in the wedding party and puts a name to the faces that wedding guests will see before them.
Wedding programs can be expensive, especially if you’ve chosen an elaborate design. You can create a free wedding program and still get the design that you want without spending a dime.
2. Keep It Intimate
While you may want to invite everyone from your work office to the wedding, it can cost a lot of money to feed extra guests. Instead of inviting a massive amount of people to your wedding, keep the guest list intimate.
Most venues give you an estimate for around 75 guests, and then for each head that’s added after that, the price can increase dramatically.
3. Use Fake Flowers
While flowers are an essential part of wedding décor, they can be expensive, and you’re only going to use them for one day. Instead of wasting money on real flowers, choose fake flowers.
Fake flowers can be purchased at a lower price, and if you’ve got guests that have allergies, you won’t have to worry about them being affected by the flowers during the wedding.
4. Cook the Food
Catering is a subject that causes quite a bit of chaos for most weddings because you’re trying to ensure that you’ve got enough food for guests. Trying to purchase enough food to feed everyone will leave you wanting to provide finger foods.
Instead of stressing about the amount of food that you need to order from the caterers, cook the food yourself. Decide on a menu and then rally close family members and friends to help you prepare the food ahead of the big day.
There are a variety of grocery stores where you can buy items in bulk at lower prices.
5. Buy Decorations Out of Season
This may sound silly, but if you’re having a Christmas wedding and see decorations on sale months ahead of the Christmas season, buy them. Usually, when decorations for any season are advertised ahead of the month, you can get them at discounted prices.
If you wait until the month of the wedding, not only are prices going to be higher, but you may not be able to get the decorations that you want.
Frugal Weddings Made Easier
When it comes to throwing a frugal wedding, following the advice that we gave above will help you to have the wedding of your dreams. You can still achieve the same theme and décor without spending an excess of money.
We hope this article has helped remove some of the stress that you’d feel when planning a wedding. If you’d like more advice on other topics, check other articles we’ve published in our blog section. Also be sure to check out Unique Gifter’s Ultimate Handbook to Wedding Gifts, if you’re stuck on what to buy them.