Ways to Save on The Big Day

Bonnie Koenn--Weddings can be expensive so most couples shop smart and save where they can.

He gets down on one knee, pulls out the ring and asks those four words that can change a woman’s life. Following that heart stopping moment, the future bride is left wondering what to do next. Planning a wedding can be one of the most stressful and expensive events in a person’s life. Here are some tips to save on the big day.

The Venue
Picking the venue is a vital part of the wedding process. The venue can decide the date, theme, and setting of the wedding. According to the The Knot, a wedding magazine and website, getting the package deal can be one of the best ways to save on the wedding.

The reception involves many aspects that can add up quickly when putting it together separately. Booking with a venue that offers to cater the food and cake can save a great deal instead of bringing in outside food. Some venues will even charge extra to use a caterer from the outside.

Having an in house DJ offered is a smart thing to take advantage of because they know how to play a wedding and how to coordinate with the site. Tables, chairs, and linens are a must to have included in the venue package. These items are very pricy on their own, so it is vital for every bride to look into the best deal that includes table set-ups with linens in a variety of colors.

Guest List
One of the fastest and easiest ways to cut costs is cut the guest list. The money can rack up quick due to the large sum of guests a couple often starts off with. The most important thing to keep in mind is only invite the people who are truly close to them and the people who will be around for the tenth wedding anniversary.

Flowers
Flowers can take up most of the budget for a wedding. The Knot offers one of the best ways to save is to go for the less expensive flowers. Instead of long stemmed red roses for the bouquets, go for daisies especially if the wedding is in spring.

Centerpieces made out of flowers can be the main reason why the flower budget is so high. Consider going for a non-floral arrangement for the tables. Candles and mirrors are a new centerpiece that weddings have been displaying.

Think about going with a florist who is not a big company. Often going with the person who works out of their house can save big bucks. Just make sure to look at their portfolio no matter where you go.

Little Touches
Some of the most inexpensive parts of a wedding can be the most memorable. “The Knot” magazine recommends a unique way of making table numbers. Have the tables labeled by moments from the couple’s relationship. The location of the first kiss and first date could label the tables instead of numbers.

Having pictures of the two of you throughout the reception room is a perfect touch. The pictures can be placed on the guest book table, cake table, and numerous other places to display the love of your relationship throughout the wedding.

No matter what the wedding will include the most significant factor is that the two people madly in love become man and wife

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