20 Ways To Save On Your Wedding Costs

Some great ideas to cut corners...


Ceremony


1. Opt to use flowers only in key areas (like the altar or ceremony spot) which is where the majority of your photos will be taken.


2. Carry hand-tied bouquets which are less expensive than wired ones).


3. If you are using a church, check if they will provide the flowers (since they usually do them for Sunday services anyway).  Some churches will provide beautiful altar flowers for under $100 (with your choice of flowers).


Reception


Food and Beverage Costs
4. Save by using less popular dates/times: Jan-May are less popular wedding months, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays are less popular days, afternoons are less popular times.  Having your wedding on “off peak” times means the cost per person may be less and the required guest count will be lower.


5. Reduce the length of your cocktail hour by 15 or 30 minutes.  This will reduce f&b costs and no one will notice.


6. Serve a signature drink (made with non-premium alcohol) to save on bar costs.  Give the drink a name that matches your wedding theme to make it fun.


7. Skip the champagne toasts – no one drinks it. Or if you want to include it, try Prosecco, a sparkling Italian wine that tastes like champagne – but costs a lot less.


8. Butler passed hor d’oeuvres can actually be less expensive than buffet style, so check with your caterer.


Read the rest of the article here….it was too long to post it all!

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 7:04 am
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this is great! thanks for sharing!!

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 7:41 am
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lol. im thinking of doing this one Novy:  Skip the champagne toasts – no one drinks it. Or if you want to include it, try Prosecco, a sparkling Italian wine that tastes like champagne – but costs a lot less.


Im like cant they toast with the rum punch and beer or wine we are providing? lol


Im prob just being cheap though.

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 8:09 am
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LOL!


I'm the only person with flowers in my WP, I'm getting married in March, on a Thursday! I guess I'm a great money-saver, LOL!

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 8:13 am
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I wish we could go with Prosecco.  The FH insists on Moet Chandon Imperial at around $36 a bottle.  The catering staff has been directed to ask before they pour in the flutes at each place setting.  My hope, I will be drinking Bellini's all night. :)

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 8:16 am
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LOL Stacy Ann!! Its true though J so why don’t we have sparkling water instead, its bubbly too right!


Tricky: you GO girl…….



 



 



 

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 8:17 am
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Great ideas!

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 11:56 am
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bump for other brides :o) thanks for sharing Novy! I definitely used these tips haha in my planning lol


Posted on February 15, 2011 at 2:49 pm
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Thanks!!!

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm

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