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How Wedding Guests, Wedding Date, Wedding Cake & Wedding Flowers Affect Your Wedding Budget

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By Regina

It’s easy to go into debt when you’re planning your wedding.

A wedding budget can be very difficult to estimate — mostly because it consists of:

a) a bunch of numbers,

b) from a bunch of different vendors,

c) and it usually includes a few unknowns as well.

And let’s be honest, some of those numbers won’t come together until days before your wedding.

But you don’t want to be paying for your wedding for years afterwards, right?

Here are some simple ways that you can save big money on your wedding:

  • Cut down on the number of wedding guests you invite. This can save you a lot of money because the fewer guests you have, the less you have to pay on space, food and other amenities.
  • Get married in the off-season. Many brides want to get married in the summer. Instead, choose to have your wedding in the fall or winter. It won’t cost you as much.
  • Choose a day and time of day that is not popular for weddings. For example, if you get married on a Friday afternoon, you will get a better rate because not as many people schedule their weddings on that day and time
  • Don’t have a wedding cake. Instead, have candy, cookies, or a small cake. Wedding cakes in and of themselves can be enormously expensive.
  • Choose smaller and fewer flower arrangements for your wedding. It’s not necessary to cover every available space with flowers. Instead, choose a few tasteful but smaller arrangements. It will be just as beautiful, and you won’t have the high cost for flowers.
  • Have a wedding budget and stick to it.

Those points — and more — are discussed in the following video: