15497560210_063d0d26e0_oYour wedding day is a very important event in your life. This doesn’t mean you have to spend a ton of money to make your day special. There are ways to have an inexpensive wedding that is still really beautiful. A lot of people do not know how they can plan an affordable wedding but it is definitely possible. Here are some tips on how to save money when you are planning your wedding.

One way to save money when you are planning your wedding is to make the guest list short. For each guest that you invite you will have to pay for their meal at your reception and possibly drinks if you want it included. By only inviting the people that are really close to you then you can save a ton of money.

Another way to save money on your wedding is to not go overboard with designing your wedding cake. You can still have a wonderful looking cake but try not to add too many embellishments to your cake. These can add up to a lot of money. Some brides and grooms even buy a smaller tiered cake and a large square cake. The large square cake isn’t out for show but in a backroom. When its time for everyone to have cake then they can eat both cakes saving you a lot of money.

Don’t forget to hire a professional photographer and get perfect quality for reasonable price. When buying decorations for your wedding try to buy them after major holidays. For example if you are having a fall wedding and want to have fall table settings then buy everything you need right after the fall holidays for your wedding that is occurring next year. If you don’t have that much time to plan ahead then check out stores that offer discounted party supplies. You can find many of these places online or you can shop at dollar stores for basic things such as silverware (if you are buying disposable) and glass centerpieces. You might think that anything that comes from these types of stores will look cheap but paired with the right items they look gorgeous.

You can save a lot of money on flowers by picking ones that don’t cost as much. Go to your local florist and price out belgian-american-wedding-16.jpgflowers to see which are cheaper. You can also buy seasonal flowers because these are cheaper than off season ones. You might also want to put more leaves and other greenery in your bouquets instead of flowers to cut down on the cost. They will still look great but won’t cost you as much money.

Lastly, pick a day for your wedding that isn’t on a Saturday. Wedding venues have higher prices on Saturdays. You can get a much cheaper rate (sometimes even a thousand dollars lower) on other days of the week, like a Friday.

You can have a wonderful wedding without spending a lot of money. It will still be magical. By using these tips you are ensuring that your wedding is beautiful and affordable.