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Three great tips to save Money for Your Wedding

Updated on August 21, 2016
Lovely decor does not need to cost a lot of money if you do it yourself.
Lovely decor does not need to cost a lot of money if you do it yourself.

Weddings can be very expensive!

Weddings can be very costly events. There is no reason to go into debt just to be able to afford a spectacular wedding however.

There are many ways to save money and still have the wedding of your dreams. You just have to be careful and follow some of these tips to save yourself a fair amount of money.

Borrow, Don't Buy

Although many brides have their heart set on a one of a kind dress, the reality is that you can spend a lot of money to purchase a dress that you will only wear a few hours for one day of your life.

One answer to this is to borrow a dress for the day from a friend or a close relative. Many women opt to wear their mother's wedding dress. Having the dress altered is certainly a lot less expensive than purchasing a new dress.

Borrow a dress

Keep It Simple

Not only will this reduce stress, but it will also help to save money. For example, if you have a large wedding party, or invite a lot of guests, you will be increasing your stress and costs significantly, some brides have taken out loans so they can pay for their dress, or any costs they might not have thought of before. Consider having a small yet memorable wedding by inviting only close friends and family.

One of the biggest expenses for any wedding is the wedding reception dinner. Instead of hosting a sit down dinner for guests, consider having a cake and punch reception. You may want to have tea sandwiches, desserts, and perhaps fresh fruit and vegetables for guests to eat while they mingle and socialize with the other guests.

Keep your reception simple


Do It Yourself Or With A Little Help From Your Friends

Photographers can be very expensive. Instead of hiring a photographer, you could hire a talented friend for quite a lot less money. Your friend may even be willing to do the photography for free.

You can also make your own bouquets and table centerpieces for your wedding reception. Although this might take some time and preparation, it is a great way to save money. Instead of using fresh flowers, you can purchase realistic "fake" flowers at your local craft store. This means that you can create the bouquets and centerpieces well in advance of your wedding and not have to worry about the flowers dying. Some people opt to use fresh flowers as a stunning visual accent. If you desire to do this, you can add the accents the day before the wedding in order to ensure that the flowers are fresh.

Creating your own wedding invitations using your computer can also save a significant amount of money. All you need to do this is good quality paper, a program, and a little bit of time in order to create your invitations. If you have a friend who is good with computers or perhaps a bit artistic, you may wish to ask him or her for help.

Using these tips alone, you should be able to save a significant amount of money on your wedding. That way, you can start your married life on a good financial foot and not in debt due to your wedding expenses.

DIY your wedding to save money


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