5 Ways to Cut Costs

It’s a tough economy to throw a blowout bash, but, it can still be done! 

1. Timing is Everything The most expensive time to book a venue is a Saturday night during the summer. To radically cut costs, try to have your wedding at a less popular hour. There is some truth to the saying, the early bird gets the worm. 

Here are five ways you can scrimp without being accused of being a Scrooge.

A new husband told me recently that he was blown away by how much fresh flowers cost. Add in the stress of transporting these delicate blooms, potential allergies, and pollen stains, you’re much better off keeping these pretties to a minimum or swapping them out completely with a festive alternative.

2. Ditch the Flower Fund

Create fun and memorable centerpieces by salvaging your home for knick knacks or visiting the local thrift store. While advanced crafters can let their imaginations run wild, newbies can pick something close to home like creating memorable framed collages.

3. DIY Centerpieces

Limiting your wedding to your nearest and dearest not only saves money, but also creates a much more intimate experience and with fewer plates to buy, you can splurge on the mains or appetizers.

4. Limit the Guest List

If you’re a savvy online shopper, you can also find hundreds of vendors that specialize in affordable wedding dresses, sample couture gowns, secondhand dresses, and rentals.