Are you looking to take on the responsibilities of planning your wedding without the help of a planner to cut out costs? Well your wedding day should always be one of the most special moments in your life, so you shouldn’t stress out over how much it might cost when you can find ways to prevent going over your set budget. It’s totally possible to have the best wedding day for less. We’ll share some tips for those independent couples looking to plan their dream wedding without blowing your budget.
Do it yourself!
Look to see where you can flex your DIY muscles whether it’s centerpieces, flowers, or any other decorations. You can even find tutorials online, if you’re willing to put in the work to learn! Another part of your wedding you could cut costs in are wedding invitations, especially if your penmanship is top-notch, it might be more efficient for you to write out the invitations yourself! You can always ask for help from your close friends or family as well.
Cut printing costs in half
Look to print just one program per couple or for every two people on your guest list, instead of printing one out for each guest. This goes for invitations as well, look for fun and creative ways to cut costs by possibly doing double-sided prints when sending out invitations or even using postcards as a way to RSVP. You can also look into printing everything—your programs, menus, etc.—all at once to minimize your printing fees.
Look into local venues
Staying local will definitely cut costs when it comes to your big day, not only for you but for your friends and family as well. Choosing to have a more local wedding is a decision that can be unique for any couple and no matter how big or where your wedding is, being surrounded by your loved ones in any space to celebrate your love holds up extra meaning while also saving you on your budget.
Refurbish and reuse
Look to see where you can double-dip into your decorations to save on money. Things such as flowers or drapes, even chair covers and chairs that you can find more than one use for will help in saving you on your budget. Repurposing things in any way can help you focus on the quality of those items instead of the quantity you need that in the end will just add up to the final bill.
Polaroids for take home memories
If you’re looking into renting a fun photo booth, that might cost you an extra large bill in the budget. Creating a do it yourself Polaroid station with fun props and film might just be just as fun and allows everyone to get involved!
This last tip might be a little harder to do, but if your venue allows, you should look into bringing your own spirits. You can save a lot of costs on bartenders and drinks overall, plus you can choose your favorite drinks to share with everyone for the night!