Save Money While Having a Great Wedding
Weddings are wonderful celebrations of love and life. They can bring happiness to the bride and groom but also to the many guests who are in attendance. However, the large scale festivities can also be very costly. A single day of joy for all involved can cost $10,000 or more. For young couples, the investment can be a very dear one. If you want to big day without the big price tag, there are a few things that you can do to cut the costs.
Skip the Saturday It’s so tempting to host the Saturday wedding, figuring it will be most convenient for guests and the bridal party, but most will be willing to take the day off to attend your Friday evening wedding. And, cutting down the guest list a small amount, due to demanding work schedules, will also wind up saving you money. A Friday wedding will cost significantly less than the same event would cost on a Saturday. If you don’t like the idea of a Friday wedding, then consider hosting a Sunday wedding on a holiday weekend, when most people will have the following Monday off anyway.
Plan Very Far in Advance There is nothing wrong with a long engagement. Take your time and enjoy the anticipation or a little longer. In doing so, you will also save yourself a lot of money because booking vendors a year or more in advance will generally come with a significant price cut.
Have a Winter Wedding Imagine the lights flickering on the snowflakes as they fall around you and your groom. A soft, faux fur collar about your neck, keeping you warm, as you pose for a photograph in the snow-covered landscape. Inside, a fire burns, candles are lit, and people enjoy the cozy intimacy. All of this will come at a much small price tag than that July wedding under the bright sun. A wedding in the off-season can save you a small fortune.
Rent a House Having a destination wedding or celebrating more than an hour from your home? It is not uncommon at all for people to rent out their houses these days, especially if they have multiple homes, in various locations, so they can migrate with the changing of seasons. Look around and ask about renting a house that can accommodate you, your bridal party, and perhaps others for the night. It will likely cost far less for everyone involved than paying for hotel rooms. Furthermore, vacation homes are often in very nice locations, which means that it can double as a honeymoon destination after the reception.