This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB – we share a wedding budget tip every Tuesday to help you save money on your wedding! You can also see past posts (and a sneak peek at what's ahead) on this wedding budget tips page for your convenience and future reference.
Wedding Budget Tip #23:
Skip the pricey limo.
When you are planning a wedding on a budget and you're looking for ways to save money, one of the first unnecessary items you can cut from the list is the limousine rental.
Limousines are generally considered a luxury item and are an easy item to cross off your list if you're working with limited funds.
If you choose a venue that you can use for both the ceremony and reception (another money saver, in most cases) then it further eliminates the need to offer transportation for your family or wedding party.
In the case that you do book separate wedding and ceremony venues, you can encourage the members of your wedding party to carpool together, or with their own dates / significant others, since most of the members of your wedding party will likely bring dates. This will also make it easier for them to get themselves home at the end of the evening's festivities.
You could also consider taking public transportation if that's an option. We featured an adorable wedding where the bridal party took the town trolley from the church to the reception venue:
Just as effective, and definitely budget-savvy! So, if you were asking me, I'd say skip the limo — that money is definitely better spent elsewhere, on something that will make a bigger impact on ALL your guests!
So tell us:
are you splurging on a limo or skipping it?
Leave a comment below and let us know!
Want more wedding budget tips? Come back next Tuesday for the next post in this series.