We love hearing from couples about ways they were able to cut down on their wedding costs. After all, from wedding invitations to wedding photographers and even the wedding cake, your wedding costs can add up…fast! (See a breakdown of how much the average wedding costs here).
Which is why this recent article on 8 Cost-Cutting Wedding Hacks from Money.com is so insightful. We picked our 4 favorite, below. When you’re done reading, talk to us in the comments section, and let us know how you’re saving money on your wedding!
Looking for more info? Here’s 9 more easy ways to save money on your wedding!
“We got married on the beach in Florida, and I ordered all of my linens right off Amazon. It was so much cheaper than renting them!”
—Kristen Liddicoat Vanselow, 40, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.
“My husband and I had a traditional wedding for under $20,000, which is unheard of in New York City. One big way we saved was by Groupon-ing our invitations and save-the-dates.
Groupon often has ads for Vistaprint—even if the deals aren’t public, you can search for a coupon code. Our invites and save-the-dates were completely personalized and great quality—and we ended up spending a whopping $35 on both. The postage to send them cost more!”
—Kimberly Miller, 31, Long Island, New York
“We bought our flowers wholesale from a site called FiftyFlowers, spending around $150 to $200. That bought us 2,000 stems, including carnations, daisies and baby’s breath. We had over 250 guests—and still had flowers left over.
I recruited eight of my bridesmaids, and using floral tape, pins and ribbon, we made all of the bouquets and centerpieces ourselves. It was so much fun, and I had multiple people tell me how much they loved the flowers.”
—Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, 26, St. Louis
“We chose a city-owned historical site—the Newland Barn in Huntington Beach, Calif.—as our wedding venue.
Since these types of locations are considered nonprofits, they’re not able to hike up rental prices due to popularity and demand. We saved at least $10,000 by getting married there.”
—Danielle Estrada, 27, La Verne, Calif.
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