Unless you’re Rockefeller, most of us have to stick to a budget when it comes to planning our Texas wedding. Of course, we want all the wedding day bells and whistles, but we don’t want the hefty price tag that comes with it. Luckily, there are several ways to cut down on spending without sacrificing your dream wedding day. Discover these budget-friendly wedding ideas below:
Avoid A Long Guest List
As tempting as it is to invite every person you’ve ever met, trimming down your guest list is the number one way to reduce your overhead costs. Really fine-tune your list as much as possible. If your parents are putting pressure on you to invite cousins you haven't seen since you were 7 years old, tell them you simply can’t afford it and they’ll hopefully understand. Remember, with every person you add, that’s an additional cost. Plus, a small guest list means you can spend more quality time with your guests, and have an intimate ceremony with those nearest and dearest to you instead.
Make Your Own Invitations
While many of us may love the idea of traditional printed invitations, these are really costly and not that great for the environment either. Instead, why not send electronic invitations and Save-the-Dates to your friends and family? With so many affordable platforms and websites that let you design your own evites, it might be something worthwhile to look into. If you’re not sold, get a quote for the printed invites and see how much they will come to, then work out where else you could spend that amount or how much you could save if you skipped them altogether.
Ask For Wedding Help Instead Of Wedding Gifts
If you’re lucky enough to have talented friends and family members, ask them to offer their services instead of a wedding gift. Perhaps your old roommate used to DJ at college? Or maybe your sister is an amateur photographer? Got a girlfriend who is super organized? Ask her if she can be your wedding planner, instead of footing a big bill for a professional. Go on, ask your talented guests to help you on your big day. Trust us, they will feel honored to play an important part and thrilled to know that they’re helping you save on costs.
Ditch The Saturday Evening Wedding
We’re sure you’ve heard this one before but it’s another budget-saving biggie. Not having your heart set on a Saturday evening wedding is a real game-changer when it comes to cutting costs. Many wedding venues, vendors, and suppliers will offer a discounted rate if you choose any other day of the week. So, you can end up saving money on numerous other wedding elements when you consider a wedding date that doesn't fall on a Saturday.
Remember To Rent What You Can
If you can rent it over buying it, this will substantially trim some additional wedding costs. These days you can rent just about anything and everything when it comes to planning your big day. Another huge money saver? Choosing to rent your wedding dress, groom’s tux, and bridesmaid dresses over purchasing them. These are more than likely outfits you and your wedding party will only wear once. If you aren't too attached to hanging them in your closet for the rest of your life, it really is a big money-saving factor to consider.
Choose A Beautiful, Affordable Venue
If you book a wedding venue that is beautiful on its own, you won’t have to spend a lot of money prettying it up with heaps of expensive decorations and flowers. And, you can simply rely on the natural beauty that these types of venues provide. Venues with large outdoor areas are also great for providing beautiful backdrops for your photographer and stunning natural scenery for your guests to soak up and enjoy.
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