Weddings are expensive; there is no doubt about that. The costs can be endless and can get carried away quickly if you are not careful. For some this is not an option and cutting wedding costs is an important factor in making sure that they get to have a wedding and join their love together forever.
If you are working with a small budget but still want a wedding full of style and elegance, then the useful tips above can help you save money without compromising the look and feel of your ceremony.
Utilize a Professional Mass Printer
A common mistake that people often make when they want to save money on a wedding is to purchase a kit that allows them to make invitations from their home on a printer. This may seem like a good deal, but with the wide margin for mistakes, the cost of the materials, and the rising cost of ink; home printed invitations can cost you more. Instead, create your own design and then enlist the services of a mass printing company who will cheaply and quickly print your invites at a cost that is significantly lower than expensive custom shops.
Saving on Flowers
Flowers are one of the main high ticket items when it comes to weddings. If you want to cut costs, there are some attractive options that can be chosen. Have a bouquet for yourself and a smaller bundle for your bride’s maids. Always choose in season flowers which will not be imported. For centerpieces and decorative arrangements, consider using other items instead of flowers. Floating candles in bowls of water, candle stick displays, or even fruit displays are wonderful alternatives. If flowers must be done, try a few in a vase versus large arrangements.
Having a wedding professionally catered is perhaps the most expensive part of getting married. There are cost cutting options available though, that do not require you to use heat and serve items or let your family cook either. If there is a college with a cooking class or a culinary school near you look into enlisting the services of the students for your wedding. Sometimes they will do it for free in order to gain credit for class, or at the very least their services will be significantly lower than a caterer. Choose higher level students to ensure that you have a delicious array of food for your guests.
Wedding Cake Cost Cutting
One way to cut costs when it comes to weddings is to consider different options for your wedding cake. Several tiers of cup cakes with a single layer base are an option that has become quite popular, as each guest can grab a perfectly portioned piece without a hassle. Another option is to choose a cake with fewer tiers if you have a smaller number of guests. There is no need for a four tiered cake if you only have twenty guests coming.
Cutting wedding costs does not have to mean that you sacrifice style or skimp on elegance. There are a number of ways to spend less and still have the perfect dream wedding. The ideas above are just a few of the ways that you can spend less and receive more.