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  • Writer's pictureEmiko dawes

Weddings And Wedding Costs

Updated: Dec 2, 2022

The wedding industry is worth $300 billion every year, and bridal couples are spending more each year on their wedding day than ever before. While weddings can be a beautiful time in your life to celebrate your love and commitment, the high cost of an average wedding means the brides and grooms have to rely on credit or take out loans to pay for their weddings. This added financial burden can make it even harder for couples to save for their retirement or start a family in the future. Fortunately, there are ways that couples can reduce the costs of their wedding in order to cut down on the stress associated with planning the big day. Here are a few ways that you can reduce the cost of your wedding to make it more affordable for you and your partner:

1. Choose a less expensive wedding venue. Venues are typically the most expensive part of weddings. In addition to the cost of the event space itself, you will also have to hire a caterer to provide the food and beverages for your wedding. This can add up to hundreds of dollars or more in additional expenses for each guest at your wedding. To save money on the cost of your venue, look for locations that offer discounts for off-peak wedding dates or that have free space available that you can rent out for your ceremony and reception. Many wedding venues also charge extra for amenities like tables, chairs, and a dance floor. You can save by renting a basic space and adding your own decor and amenities.

2. Select simple decorations. Decoration can add to the cost of your wedding because they can be expensive to purchase and often have to be rented. In addition, you will need someone to set up all of the decorations for you before your big day. You can save money on decorations by limiting the number of large centerpieces that you have at each table. You can also save money by using flowers and greenery to decorate the space instead of buying expensive decorations like candles and vases. Doing your own entourage’s make-up can also be one way to reduce cost but bridal make-up is better done by a professional.

3. Reduce the guest list. By reducing the number of guests that you have at your wedding, you can save on the cost of the food, beverages, and entertainment that you will need to provide for them. You can also reduce the number of hours that you need to spend planning and preparing for your wedding by inviting fewer people.

There is no denying that a wedding is one of the most exciting and memorable days of a couple's life, but planning the perfect wedding can be overwhelming to say the least. From picking the right venue to finding the best catering services, couples are faced with countless decisions that they want to make the day as special as possible for both themselves and their guests. We hope that this article helped you plan a quite budget-friendly wedding.



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