10 Savvy Wedding Hacks from TikTok You Need to Try
Looking for advice for the big day to save you time, money, and/or stress? We rounded up some of our favorite savvy wedding hacks from TikTok!
Regardless of whether you’re hoping to save time, stress, or money as you plan your wedding, TikTok has no shortage of helpful life hacks. Wedding TikTok is chock full of funny, useful content to help make the planning process more enjoyable. We’ve assembled a few of our favorite savvy wedding tips we’ve spotted on the platform – give these a try and let us know how they work out!
Choose a Signature Scent for Wedding Events
They say our sense of smell is closely linked with memory, more so than any of our other senses. This TikTok hack from @amalianeaves plays on the connection by pairing a singular scent with the entire wedding planning process.
If you’re hoping to really romanticize the little moments leading up to your big day, try selecting a signature scent as soon as you get engaged. You and your future spouse can go together to pick out unique fragrances and reserve them only for wedding-related days. Spritz a little on before you tour a venue, as you get ready for a cake tasting appointment, and ahead of your rehearsal dinner. Any time you return to the fragrance in the future, you’ll instantly be transported back to your sweet pre-nuptial days.
Carve Out Alone Time On the Big Day
Wedding planner and TikTok creator @gritandgraceeventsco knows a thing or two about the hustle and bustle of a busy wedding day. She’s seen first-hand how time-consuming nuptials can be. Many couples don’t realize just how little time they’ll have to themselves amidst bouquet tosses, father-daughter dances, and champagne toasts. Her insight leads to our next favorite TikTok tip: plan some time to sneak away and be alone with your new partner.
In a perfect world, you and your sweetie would have all the time in the world to live in the moment and relax in your new marriage together. The reality is that you’re both the stars of the show on your wedding day – without a conscious effort to be alone, you may go the entire celebration without a moment to yourselves. Think ahead about when you can steal 15 minutes to reflect on the excitement together. Whether during cocktail hour, after your first look, or during dinner, make a plan to sneak off together. This is an especially good tip for introverts whose social batteries tend to run low after hours of being “on.”
Mix and Match Bachelorette Outfits
Mismatched bridesmaid dresses have been all the rage the last few years, and for good reason: by giving your girls the freedom to choose their own dress from a range of shades, you can often save money while ensuring everyone is wearing their favorite style. Now, TikTok creator @oliviajune_14 is throwing preconceived notions about other bridal party outfits out the window.
There’s nothing cuter than a bachelorette party photo of your friends in matching pajama sets. If you’re concerned about the price of such sets, though – or fretting about asking friends to cover the cost of their own PJs – try this hack instead. Rather than asking everyone to don identical sleepwear, pick a color and encourage everyone to match the hue. Just like with mismatched bridesmaid dresses, this strategy helps bring individuality to the forefront while eliminating the financial burden of buying identical outfits for your whole wedding party.
Keep Your Necklace Clasp Out of Sight
If you’re planning to wear a necklace on your Big Day, you’ll definitely want to keep this tip from @samantha_sickels in mind. Necklace clasps have a way of winding their way down our necks over time. It’s just one more thing to worry about as you pose for photos. Skip the constant adjustments and grab some eyelash glue instead.
Apply a little eyelash glue to the back of your necklace clasp, and a little extra to the back of your neck, too. As the glue dries clear, it will keep the clasp in place for hours to come. When you’re ready to take off your jewelry after the reception, a gentle tug will free the necklace in seconds. Any residue on the clasp can be removed with a basic jewelry cleaner.
Transform Grocery Store Cakes with Fresh Florals
Wedding cakes can cost a pretty penny. If you’re hoping to save some cash, a grocery store cake might be the answer. TikTok creator @katilyn.lauren shares her experience with a $40 cake from Sam’s Club. A basic two-tier cake from Sam’s doesn’t look especially glamorous – at least not at first. If you request a plain cake with textured white frosting, though, it’s easy to transform the confection from basic to beautiful.
Kaitlyn paired her two-tier cake with peonies and a custom cake topper, but the sky is really the limit. For an especially budget-friendly option, try repurposing flowers used during the ceremony. Faux flowers are another excellent choice, as you can perfect the placement well ahead of your wedding day.
Travel Hack Your Honeymoon
No matter your wedding budget, most brides and grooms see an uptick in spending ahead of the Big Day. TikTok creator @hangeerfox recommends taking advantage of this by travel hacking your way to a free honeymoon. Credit card companies offer a number of exciting rewards for those who can meet a minimum spend – usually a few thousand dollars within a three or four-month period. If you know you’ll be shelling out for a dress, tuxedo, venue rental, and so on, get approved for a credit card ahead of time. You’ll be spending the money anyway, so why not funnel your purchases through a rewards card?
The rewards can indeed be sweet. As you shop around for the best credit card, think about where you’d like to go for your honeymoon and what perks would most benefit your experience. An airline credit card can help cover your flights, while a hotel credit card can earn you points towards a free stay. So long as you make your payments on time, this is a truly effortless way to offset the cost of an unforgettable honeymoon.
Shop for Glassware at the Thrift Store
Before you place a rental order for wedding glassware, stop by your favorite local thrift store. As TikTok creator @ecoemily points out, there are often fantastic, affordable pre-loved options just waiting to take center stage at your reception. So long as you don’t mind a mix-and-match aesthetic, this is a great way to add elegance to your table settings without the hefty price tag. From mason jars to antique cocktail glasses, there’s no shortage of gorgeous glassware ready for taking. You can repurpose your finds after the wedding, too – or just donate them back to the thrift store for the next bride!
Switch Where Your Bridesmaids and Groomsmen Stand
Tradition calls for bridesmaids to stand behind the bride and the groomsmen behind the groom. While this arrangement can be beneficial – it makes for easy bouquet hand-offs to the Maid of Honor – it makes it hard to actually see your besties from the altar. TikTok user @marissareneeevents suggests flip-flopping where the bridesmaids and groomsmen stand. Instead of standing behind you, they’ll stand across from you. This makes it easy to catch the eye of your sister, cousin, or college roomie at one of the most unforgettable moments of your life.
Order Flowers from Trader Joe’s
We love Trader Joe’s for their affordable prices, yummy ingredients, and affordable flower arrangements. TikTok creator @malloryonthemoon recounts how she saved thousands of dollars by placing an order for her wedding flowers at TJ’s. If you’ve perused their floral section, you already know about their gorgeous bouquets at rock-bottom prices.
Few people realize, however, that you can actually order as many Trader Joe’s flowers as you’d like – so long as you give them advanced notice. While you’ll still need to assemble the bouquets and boutonnieres yourself, this is a fantastic way to save money without sacrificing quality.
Crowdsource Wedding Day Photos, Videos
This genius hack from @hayleymariedesigns will allow you to see your Big Day through fresh eyes. By crowdsourcing photos and videos of the ceremony and reception, you’ll go beyond what your wedding photographer captures. In addition to the more formal wedding portraits, you’ll also be privy to the more candid, silly moments. It also gives guests a fun photo safari activity to participate in during slow moments. Just post a wedding hashtag, phone number, or email for people to send in photos and delight in the goods they send over!
More TikTok Wedding Hacks
What do you think of this list of TikTok Wedding Hacks? Have you found any others that you’ve found particularly helpful? Be sure to share them with us in the community, and of course, follow B$B on TikTok!