50 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

Wedding planning could be a very long and pricey process. With so many different ideas and options out there, many couples feel quite overwhelmed and opt out of having the wedding of their dreams in an effort not to go over their budget. We are here to tell you that you don’t have to go over your budget to make your dream wedding come true!

Here are 50 ways to save money on your wedding:

1. Get married off-season as most vendors / venues will offer discounted prices

2. Have larger / longer tables as bigger tables mean less centerpieces

3. Have a smaller guest list – invite only the people that you are close with

4. Hire a DJ instead of a band

5. Buy your wedding dress online or second hand vs. a traditional wedding store

6. Buy shoes you will wear after your wedding

7. Select less expensive guest favors or make your own

8. Get married on a Sunday or weekday

9. Reuse décor / flower from your ceremony at your reception

10. Buy wedding decor from online resources like Etsy, Amazon, Ebay, etc.

11. Buy a generic cake topper instead of a custom one

12. Use non-floral decor for centerpieces that you can re-use for other occasions

13. Opt out of wedding programs, choose a chalkboard sign for your program instead

14. Skip the rehearsal dinner

15. Order wedding stationary, invitations, RSVP’s and thank you cards at the same time

16. Rent groomsmen attire

17. Order printable invitations and print them out yourself

18. Get the basic bar package instead of premium liquor

19. Use the venue’s table numbers, chairs, linens, table settings, etc.

20. Attend your local bridal shows for discounts and enter giveaway contests

21. Have an adult’s only reception

22. Order a one or two tier wedding cake with a dummy tier underneath

23. Get a seating chart board instead of place cards

24. Choose silk flowers instead of real flowers

25. Rent your wedding dress instead of buying a new one

26. Get wedding cupcakes instead of a wedding cake

27. Email save the date cards instead of snail mailing them

28. Design your own centerpieces that use candles instead of flowers

29. Rent or buy wedding items from marketplaces and bridal swaps

30. Calculate all your expenses and structure your budget

31. Opt out of videography and settle for photography only

32. Have a short engagement – leaves you less time to buy unnecessary wedding items

33. Have a destination wedding at reasonably priced resort

34. Choose online invitations like evite or paperless post

35. Choose a beautifully decorated venue that does not need a lot of decor

36. Skip the midnight food station

37. Choose to have a simple “naked” cake vs. traditional wedding cake

38. Skip the menu cards or have 2 per table

39. Have a close family member or friend MC your wedding

40. Rent bridesmaids dresses or buy them on sale

41. Have a smaller bridal party to cut the cost down on limo, flowers, etc.

42. Have your bridal make – up trial on the day of your engagement photo shoot

43. Give your guests 2 – 3 menu options instead of 5

44. Rent your veil / accessories

45. Gift one guest favour per couple

46. Make your own wedding guest book and slideshow

47. Use more greenery instead of flowers in your wedding decor

48. Borrow wedding items from your married friends

49. Have signature cocktails at your cocktail hour

50. Hire a wedding planner to help you cut your wedding expenses

Found the above tips helpful? We know many more ways how you can save money on your wedding. For more information, please contact us at info@gloriousevents.ca or 647-808-0375.