I guarantee you that there are a million other tiny details that I could not begin to cover on this blog but in all honesty, most of them have nothing to do with getting married and everything to do with having a wedding. Keep focused on the difference between the two and stick to your budget.
Here are some various ways to save money at a wedding:
- Skip the guest book. We cut out paper stars from cardstock and asked each guest to make a wish upon a star for us. We also bought nice but basic pens for the guests to use.
- Borrow the basics like the knife service for cutting the wedding cake.
- Use basic champagne flutes with a ribbon tied around them for the first toast instead of engraved glasses.
- Have a mixed CD playing for your reception with a friend to cue special songs for the first dance and such.
- Avoid the cost of additional clean-up by using bubbles, bells or sparklers for your getaway instead of rice or birdseed.
- Invest in flower petals and tulle!
- Work the sales! If you are having a theme wedding and have enough time to plan, purchase your items at after season sales.
- Clip coupons to save more. (I clipped the 40% off coupon each week from the Michaels ad and bought one item each week.)
- Reach into your Christmas decorations and pull out your white lights. Use tulle to hide the cords. Place them in a pile under your tables to illuminate your table cloth. Drape them across the ceiling.
- Make your monogram your theme. Use it on your programs, as your cake topper, and on the tags for your thank you gifts.
Be creative. Think simple. Use your theme even if your theme is only a color.
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