Little Ways to Save on Your Wedding That Can Really Add Up

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It doesn’t take long for a woman to realize that planning her wedding using Pinterest photos and ideas is a lot easier than actually planning a wedding – and a lot cheaper too. No matter how you slice it, celebrating your union of love with friends and family is going to cost. The idea is to try and keep those costs to a minimum so you don’t end up filing bankruptcy halfway through your first year of marriage. You may not be able to skimp on things like the venue, reception menu, or dress, but finding even a few bucks of savings here and there does add up at the end of the day.

Is this an easy task – not in the least, but it’s possible. Here’s a look a few ways you can start shaving the costs of your wedding that really add up in the end.

Get Married on a Weekday

Okay, so you may have had your mind set on that Saturday or Sunday wedding date but truthfully, you’re going to pay a lot more. If you want to save a few bucks, it’s probably best that you get married on a weekday. Thursday evenings or even Fridays would save you a ton of money. Consider the day before a holiday (preferably not a popular holiday like Christmas or New Years).

Order Supplies Online

Need wedding favors, sparklers, or other decor for your ceremony and reception? Don’t waste your time and gas going from store to store to find the perfect items – order them online. You often get better deals when you purchase wedding items online and more options. For instance, if you’re having a large wedding and need a ton of wedding sparklers, you can order them in bulk for a fraction of what you’d pay ordering them separately from a brick and mortar retailer. Just make sure that you order in advance so you can see the merchandise to make sure it’s what you want for your wedding.

Breakfast is Cheaper

Whether you get married on a weekday or weekend going with a brunch or breakfast is a lot cheaper than lunch or dinner. You can serve your guests’ mimosas with 20-inch wedding sparklers, french toast, pancakes, eggs, sausage, and bacon for a lot less than it would cost to pay for appetizers, entrees, desserts, and a variety of alcoholic beverages.

Go Digital with Invites

The money, time, and effort it takes to find the right paper, design the right invitation, and mail them out to 200 guests is a waste – especially when we live in digital times. To save yourself a few bucks it’s best to send your invitations out digitally. You can send them to a social media group of friends and family, design a nice e-vite and send an email blast, or go with a trendy concept of a wedding website where guests can learn about everything from the wedding details to your registry and honeymoon wish list.

Cutting the cost of a wedding is certainly a lot easier said than done. However, digging yourself into debt for one day really isn’t the best way to start of your life as a happily married couple. So, consider some of the ideas listed above and shave some of those costs down. It may seem small, but in the end, it really adds up.

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