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4 Simple Tips to Save Money on Your Wedding

By Bernadine Racoma


August 5 2020 - There's no denying the fact that many of us consider weddings to be one of the most important events in our lives. However, these matrimonial celebrations rarely come cheap. In actuality, they can cost a small fortune when you consider the costs typically associated with these elaborately designed occasions.

The good news is that there are ways in which you can keep your expenses to a minimum without cutting any corners. Read on below for tips on how to save on your wedding without compromising on the quality of the desired experience.

1. Avoid having a bloated guest list

Let's face it, given the opportunity, many of us would undoubtedly want to invite everyone we know to our wedding. However, the fact is that it's not always economically feasible to do so. When you get right down to it, having too many guests will result in additional costs that can put more than just a sizeable dent in your budget. More importantly, it will make the event far less intimate.

Instead, keep your guest list to a minimum and don't feel obligated to invite people who may not necessarily be close to you. In this way, you'll avoid spending too much on the celebration without diminishing the overall experience.

2. Always keep your options open on the venue

The venue is likely to take up a considerable portion of your wedding expenses. And because of this, it makes sense to consider all available options before making any financial commitments. Exploring every avenue might sound like a lot of extra work that many of us would undoubtedly rather be without. However, taking the time to do some legwork now will not only help you find better deals but more intimate venues such as those featured on

3. Handle your own catering if possible

Another area of the ceremony that can take up a huge part of your expenditure is food preparation. So if possible, try to handle your own catering as it can considerably reduce your expenses. Failing that, you may want to consider hiring a family-run dining establishment or catering service as they generally price their services cheaper.

4. Create the wedding invitations yourself

There's a good reason why many couples today choose to make the wedding invitations themselves rather than hire the services of a professional. For starters, it makes the celebration a lot more intimate than it would have been. Secondly, it can potentially save you a considerable amount of money too. So if you're looking to cut costs on your wedding, start by doing the invitations yourself. It will help keep your expenditure at a reasonable level.

Contrary to popular belief, a wedding doesn't need to be an expensive celebration. In fact, it's a lot more affordable than some might think. And by following the tips that are mentioned above, you'll be able to have the wedding that you always dreamed of without having to spend your entire life savings in the process.

About the author

Bernadine Racoma

Bernadine Racoma is the Content Manager of eTranslation Services. Her long experience in an international development institution and extensive travels have provided her a wealth of knowledge and insights into cultural diversity. She writes to inform, engage, and share the idea of the Internet being a useful platform for communicating, knowledge sharing, educating, and entertaining. You can find Bernadine Racoma at Twitter.

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