Who says weddings can’t be affordable? It’s totally doable to have your dream wedding without going into debt! We’re discussing 4 areas of your wedding that costs can be cut, but there are many more!
1. SIGNATURE COCKTAILS
Serve everyone your signature drink instead of providing a full bar. Limit alcohol being served to wine and beer, and when your favourites go on sale, buy in bulk!
2. HAVE A MID-DAY WEDDING
Having your reception at brunch or lunchtime will cut costs dramatically. The reception will be shorter, and guests will consume less food and alcohol. If you’re set on an evening reception, try to avoid expensive main courses.
3. CHOOSE IN-SEASON FLOWERS
Choose flowers that are in season and more readily available, as well as mixing in non-floral embellishments, such as berries or pinecones to offset the cost. Another tip is to repurpose your wedding flowers and use them at the reception as well, decorating tables or as centrepieces.
Save money with the bouquets by adding substitutes, such as succulents, berries, branches, or even pinecones or objects! We are obsessed with this lush arrangement of roses, berries, succulents and greenery! Image
Are you crafty? Why not make some of the things you need yourself. You can print your own menus, programs, and place cards with your computer, as well as DIY favours! Think it sounds like too much work? Enlist the help of family and friends and make a fun day out of it!
Send your guests home with their very own “mix-tape” of your favourite love songs, or some of the hits played at the reception! Buy CDs in bulk and order or make custom cd covers. One thing is for sure, these will be a hit! Image