Are you a newly engaged couple with a dream wedding to plan? First, congratulations! 💍This is going to be such a fun and exciting process. However, as all the to-do’s and expenses start to pile up, you may feel in over your head. But don’t worry, there are plenty of ways you can get creative and save big on your wedding day.
1. The Dress. The average cost of a wedding dress in the United States is $1,050, but believe it or not, you can score the dress of your dreams at 30-80% off retail price. Your wedding dress will likely be one of the most important decisions you make for one of the most important days of your life, so why not buy a beautiful gown that you love at an affordable price? And, if you are looking for additional ways to save on your dress, maybe consider finding a simple dress vs. a super detailed one. You can always add extra sparkle and glam with accessories. ✨
2. The Budget. Determining a wedding budget is hard. Sticking to that budget is even harder. But knowing the amount you have to spend on expected (and unexpected) costs for your wedding will help you save big in the long run. If you aren’t confident about your money management skills, stay on top of your funds with an online banking company. Mobile banking apps help take the guesswork out of saving for your big day by providing real-time spending alerts and balance updates. This on-the-go technology is super helpful when you need to quickly pull numbers for vendors or when you need to go over budget details with your partner. 👏
3. The Date. One way to save big while planning your wedding is to be flexible with your wedding date. Many people have their hearts set on a weekend wedding during the summertime, but choosing a date that falls during the off-season will be less expensive. While Saturday weddings are the norm, having a weekday wedding during January and February can help you save 30-50%. While this is a great money-saving option, it might not be ideal for those who plan on having a larger guest list. Talk it over with your partner and close family members to make sure your decision is the best option for everyone involved. 🎉
4. The Decor. Consider using a rent and return floral boutique to cut costs on gorgeous floral arrangements without having to sacrifice anything else. 🌼This a convenient and creative way to save money and eliminate flowers going to waste. Also, the process is so easy, all you have to do is package your flowers back into the pre-paid box and simply return them after your wedding. If you feel like you might forget, assign one of your go-to bridesmaids to take on this task, they’ll be happy to help!