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  • Timothy Morris

Planning on a Budget

Planning a wedding can be expensive, but there are several ways to save money without sacrificing your vision for your special day. Here are some tips to help you save money when planning a wedding:

  1. Set a budget: Before you start planning, decide on a realistic budget and stick to it. This will help you prioritize your spending and avoid overspending on unnecessary items.

  2. Choose an off-season or weekday wedding date: Consider getting married during the off-season or on a weekday, as venues and vendors may offer lower rates during these times.

  3. Limit your guest list: One of the biggest expenses of a wedding is the cost of catering and drinks. Limiting your guest list can significantly reduce these costs.

  4. DIY decorations and favors: Consider making your own decorations and favors, such as centerpieces or wedding favors, to save money.

  5. Shop around for vendors: Don't settle for the first vendor you find. Shop around and compare prices to find the best deal.

  6. Rent instead of buying: Instead of buying expensive items, consider renting them. For example, you can rent a wedding dress, tuxedo, or decorations instead of buying them.

  7. Choose a venue that allows you to bring your own vendors: Some venues require you to use their vendors, which can be more expensive. Look for a venue that allows you to bring in your own vendors to save money.

  8. Skip the extras: Consider skipping some of the extras, such as a photo booth or a live band, to save money.

  9. Consider a brunch or lunch reception: Brunch or lunch receptions can be less expensive than a traditional dinner reception.

  10. Evaluate who to tip and ensure you're planning that into your budget, consider reviews when applicable

By implementing these tips, you can save money while still having a beautiful and memorable wedding.

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