You want to make sure your wedding is the day to remember, but that can easily get expensive if you’re not careful. Fortunately, there are many ways to save money while still planning a memorable day.
- Schedule During an Off-Peak Time
One way to save on the costs of your wedding is to plan it during an off-peak time of the year. Venues and services will be cheaper during those times since they have far less demand. The least expensive times of the year are November, January, and March, as well as most of February (minus Valentine’s Day).
- Plan Ahead
If possible, start planning your wedding well in advance. This will give you an opportunity to take advantage of seasonal sales on decorations and book venues ahead of time. For instance, if your wedding colors are blue and green, you could get your decorations during an after-Easter clearance sale.
Wherever possible, try drawing on your own talents as well as those of your friends and family. For instance, rather than buying floral centerpieces, try making your own. If your aunt has experience with decorating cakes, consider having her prepare your wedding cake rather than paying a bakery for it.
- Rent Rather than Buy
Many of the items you’ll have at your wedding will only be used once, so renting them will typically be more economical than buying. This can save a great deal on the dress especially, so if you don’t feel the need to keep it beyond the day of your celebrations, renting the dress can save hundreds of dollars.
- Earlier, Not Later
For meals and catering, consider doing a lunch rather than dinner. Catering tends to be less expensive earlier in the day since there is less demand for it. For late-night partying, try keeping it simple, such as making it a cocktail party rather than a full-blown dinner.
- DJ Rather than Band
Many people choose a band to provide their music, but that comes with a hefty price tag. A far more economical approach is to go with a wedding DJ who will not only provide the music you need to create the right mood for the wedding and reception. Groovy Sound Productions provides wedding DJ and MC services, plus lighting, custom gobos, photo booths, and more. Call us for a consultation today.