Despite recent trends to spend an average of $30,000 for a wedding, there are still many couples out there who are looking to keep costs low for this very special event. If you’re one of them, there’s no shame in it!
In fact, there are some easy steps you can take to save money during your wedding planning process. Here are some ideas you might want to borrow from:
Plan Ahead and Be Willing to Schedule Far in Advance
With extra planning time comes extra time to spread out your payments. This also allows you to shop around for better deals on your dress, wedding vendors and venue.
Select a Public Location for the Ceremony
Whether it’s a local area owned by your city or county, or you’re up for a little adventure in a National Park, choosing a public location can help you keep costs low for your ceremony. Most aren’t more than a few hundred dollars, compared to the thousands you might spend at a glamorous private wedding venue!
Cut Back on the Guest List
Avoid the “guest list bloat” by not inviting those you don’t spend a lot of time with or haven’t seen in more than a few years. Don’t feel obligated to invite every person you know. And while some may feel “hurt” by it, try offering an explanation that you’re hoping to have a small and intimate wedding.
Go for a Simple or Second-Hand Wedding Gown
Although ball-gown and intricately detailed wedding dresses are stunning, many can quickly become one of the most expensive items you purchase for the big day. Consider saving a bit of cash by looking at second-hand stores or looking for dresses that have a more simple, yet elegant look!
Talk to Your Wedding Vendors About Your Budget
Instead of finding “cheap” vendors who may try and cut corners — remember, you get what you pay for — ask professional vendors you trust what they suggest when it comes to getting the most out of your budget. You might be surprised by their ideas, and you won’t have to settle for less than some of the best professionals out there!
Contact a Premier Wedding Florist in Ohio
Getting married in Cincinnati or Columbus? Florals and greenery can make your special day stand out in a truly unique way that you’ll remember for years to come. Whether you already have floral ideas in mind for your wedding or you are hoping to achieve a specific look and feel, reach out to Roots Floral Design for elegant bouquets, ceremony backdrops and more for a truly romantic wedding in Ohio!