Wedding Budgeting Secrets


We know that you have been saving up every penny for the perfect wedding! We’re here to help you stretch each dollar to get each and every cent used to perfection! With these 5 simple tips, you can have the wedding of your dreams and still have money left in your bank accounts!


1. Picking the Perfect Site

livefreeWe know that you need to have the site that fits both of your personalities and wedding themes. That doesn’t mean you can’t find a perfect location at the perfect cost! Look around to find different options and ask for photos of previous weddings to get a better idea of what can be done at each site. Check our guide to booking the perfect wedding venue to make sure you ask every question needed!

You may also want to consider having a Friday night or a Sunday brunch wedding! They both typically come at lower costs for the room itself and a Sunday brunch menu may be at a lower price as well! Ask your venue for their suggestions!

2. The Dress

We know your dress is important to you! You can and will have the perfect wedding dress; you just don’t have to pay the hefty price tag on it! Look for discount sales at your local boutiques or even consider buying online or used.

You just need to make sure you know your size! Go try on dresses from different designers to get the best idea of your size in wedding wear. Doing so will also give you the best idea of what style you want and how the dress would look on you. You can always get the dress altered by a local seamstress, so it fits like a glove!

3. Hire a Wedding Planner

You may have to have money set aside for an upfront fee, but wedding planners really do pay themselves off and then some! They have the in with the local wedding industry and know who to talk to, when to talk to them, and how to get the best prices on everything! We love Kagem Chic Designs localed right here in Southern New Hampshire! Kaleena will do anything and everything for her clients!

4. Flowers & Decorations

Choosing the perfect venue can sometimes be enough to Best Fall DIYhave limited decorations and flowers. Take a mountain resort for example, with the rustic lodge and gorgeous mountain view, having simple, but beautiful decorations & flowers not only saves you money but also gives the guests the full experience of the location!

Instead of having elaborate centerpieces on each table, think about small table decorations and have gorgeous centerpieces on the appetizer table for the guests to enjoy as they come up for a bite to eat! Also, consider using our wedding flower guide to find in season flowers at the best price!

You could also have DIY decorations made by you, your wedding party, and friends & family. This will not only save you money, but you will have significant bonding time before the big day!

5. Embrace the Negotiation 

Always remember that you can speak up! You don’t always have to take the first price they give you. Use your negotiation skills to find the best fit for you and your wedding! This is also where a wedding planner become increasingly helpful if you don’t typically negotiate!

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