How to Stretch Your Wedding Budget

Finding ways to stretch your wedding budget will not only give you peace of mind by bringing you in under your maximum allowance, but it will also allow you to give the illusion of a luxe look while spending less.

Paper Goods + Invitations Skip the mailed save the date and go for a digital save the date instead that you can send via email. It’s free and does the trick- saving you the cost of printed paper goods and postage!

Ways to Stretch Your Wedding Budget

Serving heavy hors d’oeuvres instead of a full meal often seems like a more budget friendly option but extra wait staff is required which raises your cost. It can be easier on the wallet to go for a buffet-style meal.


Want a glam designer gown that is totally out of your budget? Consider renting a dress or check out pre-owned sites for designer gowns for less!

Wedding Dress + Attire

Each additional guest multiplies the cost exponentially, so keep that in mind when deciding who to add to your list!

Your guests do not need a trinket with your names and wedding date on them. If you want to give them a token of your appreciation, try for a homemade edible treat to take with them on the road.

Cut Non-Essentials

 A good photographer is something that you definitely shouldn’t skimp on, but there are ways to bring your bill down. Opt for a disc of the digital images instead of paying upfront for a fancy package with a hefty wedding album to cut your cost.


Stretching your wedding budget and creating a luxe for less wedding takes dedication and great attention to detail, but it CAN be done!