Not all wedding dates are created equal. If there’s more demand for a given date, there is a good chance that you will pay a higher price for a venue. You could score a discount for choosing a less popular month, such as January or February. Saturday hands down the most popular day for weddings, but it’s also generally the most expensive day to get married. You can likely reserve your venue at a lower price if you hold your wedding on Sunday thru Thursday.
4. BE RUTHLESS WITH THE HEADCOUNT
Quick tips for whittling your guest list: Make it an adults-only fete and tell mom that no, she isn’t inviting her coworkers (making cuts categorically is less likely to cause rifts); and when it comes to couples, invite spouses, fiancés, and live-ins only. Keep the numbers down for your wedding party as well: Fewer attendants means less money spent on bouquets, boutonnières, presents, and transportation to and from the ceremony to the reception.
5. NIX THE FAVORS
If you’re trying to trim your budget, favors are an easy thing to eliminate that guests are not likely to notice, let alone miss. The cost of these trinkets and treats can really add up, especially with larger guest lists.
Do you have any tips or thoughts on keeping your wedding budget on track? I would love to hear them!