It’s estimated that the average couple spends more than $30,000 on their wedding. That’s a lot of money, especially when you’re just starting out as a couple. Most brides, when looking back, would give future brides this little piece of advice: save money wherever you can! The following 5 genius wedding cost cutters might be able to help!
1. Serve “Family Style” Dinner at Each Table
So, you want a sit-down dinner, but you don’t want to spend the $30 per plate. You also don’t want to serve a buffet dinner. Compromise and save money by having your guests’ dinner served “family style” to their table.
With some beautiful serving dishes and utensils, it will make quite the impression on guests, and they can serve themselves right from their own table.
2. Include a Fake Tier in Your Cake
If you want your wedding cake to look huge and impressive, but you don’t need to serve a small army of guests and you don’t want to put out thousands of dollars, have the baker include a fake tier.
It looks exactly like the rest of the cake, but that specific tier won’t be edible. It can save a good chunk of change, as well!
3. Take Advantage of Spotify
Rather than paying a DJ for hours of entertainment, simply utilize Spotify’s monthly service for $10.
This will allow you to create a playlist for your wedding and you can connect your device to the sound system at your particular venue. Voila – thousands of dollars saved, and still all the music you want!
4. Tap Into Your Friends’ Talent
Find out what your friends can do for the wedding. Not only would they be honored most likely, but you can save money.
One of your friends might be a talented singer, another might be great at floral arranging. This is a great way to involve the people you love and cut costs.
5. Bake Your Favors
If you don’t want to spend much on favors, simply invest in bags or boxes and bake your favorite treat to put inside.
People love edible favors, and if the treat is a favorite in your friends group or family, it will be a big win!
These tips can help you shave off some of the costs of your wedding, so you can reduce the overall price and perhaps spend more on the honeymoon!