Weddings are expensive, but there are ways to cut costs.  Here are some ideas to save money on your wedding day, such as: using local expertise, skipping the custom-printed invitations and trimming your wedding guest list.

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Below are 3 ideas to save money on your wedding day:

Use Local Expertise

Ask around and you’ll quickly discover bargain talent in your area, whether you want a wedding dress or outfit stitched, a cake baked, special ties or cravats made for the bridegroom and his party, or flowers arranged for your church and reception.

Before you commission someone to do any one of these jobs, be very clear about what you want and what you are asking them to do. Collect pictures and recipes torn from magazines, visit wedding shows and try on dresses you can’t afford. If suppliers won’t give you illustrated brochures, make careful notes and sketches just after your visit.  Source: RD

Skip the Custom-Printed Invitations

Save on postage stamps. You may instead send out a group email and just tell your wedding guest to set a date in their journals. With wedding invitations, think about creating and designing your own. What you need to do is just choose the best font for your wedding theme, then print! Just keep it simple using high-quality paper.
Settle for a service-only photo and video packages to be able to hire your dream photographers and videographers at affordable rates. Just avail the wedding album and edited wedding video later on. Source: WeddingPhotography

Trim Your Wedding Guest List

Each time you add a name to your invitation list, you’re increasing your budget significantly. It’s not just the catering costs, but also the extra centerpieces, favors, rentals, etc. Don’t invite anyone you haven’t talked to in five years. Don’t feel obligated to let single people bring a date. Avoid feeling pressured to invite all your work colleagues. And don’t let your friends bring their children. You can also decide to eliminate categories like “relatives more distant than first cousins” or “friends from volunteer work.” By not inviting anyone from that group, you’ll help avoid hurt feelings. Source: TheSpruce

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