With the average wedding costs easily exceeding $25,000.00 and this does not include the engagement ring or the honeymoon. I am sure that like most couples getting married you are looking for wedding ideas that will help you reduce the cost of a wedding.
Well here are 4 wedding ideas that you can use to reduce the cost a wedding.
1. Have Your Wedding During The Off Season
Having your wedding during the “off season” is probably the best way to reduce the cost of a wedding. By simply avoiding the peck season for getting married you will be able to save substantially on everything from banquet catering and photography to travel and accommodation for your honeymoon.
And when is the “off season” you maybe asking. Well it really depends on where you are planning to have your wedding.
In North America, most person get married during the months May through October. So you may want to consider getting married during January through March.
While most warm weather destination weddings usually take place between January and April. So your best times will be before or after this busy period.
2. Right Size Your Guest List
“Right sizing” your Guest list is another area where you can significantly reduce the cost of your wedding. When you consider the impact of the cost for items such as invitations, party favors, table centerpieces and the reception you can significantly reduce the cost of a wedding by simply limiting the number of wedding guest.
And you can easily do this by making your wedding an intimate affair for close family and friends.
3. Share the Cost with Other Brides
It is not usual for you to have other friends and acquaintances that are getting married around the same time of year or even on the same day. So you may want to talk with them about sharing some of the cost associated with things like decorating and flowers for the reception venue.
Or if you are really game – you may even consider having a double wedding.
4. Rethink Your Wedding Dress
Your wedding dress can easily be one of the most expensive things on your shopping list but you can substantially reduce this cost by your fabric choice. Simply choosing a cheaper fabric can reduce your wedding dress cost by a much as two thirds. And most designers have these cheaper design wedding dresses readily available.
And if you really want to flatter your mother you could decide to use her wedding dress. A gesture that will make your special even more memorable for both you and mother.
So there you have it 4 wedding ideas that are guaranteed to help you reduce the cost of a wedding.
And you can reduce the cost of a wedding even further with these wedding ideas. Ensuring that you can have your dream wedding.