Wedding expenses are no joke. A lot of money goes into this once-in-a-lifetime celebration in your life, so it's completely understandable to go all out. However, there are ways you can keep yourself from spending too much especially if you don't have enough funds to pull off a lavish kind of wedding.
Here are a few tips on staying on your budget and saving some bucks:
Decide on your priorities
Think about the areas of your big day that mean the most to you. Focus on them and rank them according to your priority. This will make it easier for you to make compromises or cut back on certain facets.
Ruthlessly edit your guest list
It's a tough thing to do, but you can save a lot if you can keep the head count at a low number. A quick way to do this is by omitting kids and co-workers. When it comes to couples, it makes more sense to invite spouses, live-ins, and fiancés only. This allows you to spend less on food and drinks as well as on other small stuff like bouquets, boutonnieres, and transportation.
Consider the off-season
Who says that June brides always have the best weddings? Have your ceremony any month you like and it will still be a joyous event. Nevertheless, if you're looking to save money, you would surely want to consider marrying on a day that doesn't fall during peak months.
Create your own wedding website
If you or your partner has a few HTML tricks up your sleeve, you can build your own website where you can share all your wedding details online. It's a convenient guide for all your guests, and it saves you tons from paper, printing, and postage expenses too.
This should be easy as it's actually part of wedding traditions. Whether it's a piece of jewelry, your dad's cuff links, or your mom's wedding dress that you can re-size or re-style, borrowing will surely reduce the things you need to buy or pay for — not to mention that it will add even more meaning to your wedding.
A lot more cost-saving tricks for weddings exist out there. Do you have a favorite that you'd like to share?