Easy ways to cut wedding costs

cut wedding costs

Congratulations! You’ve found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Now, it’s time to plan a wedding. Weddings are fun, but they can be expensive too. The average cost of an American wedding is $35,000 (not including engagement ring costs), and that doesn’t include your honeymoon or reception venue!

Luckily for you, there are several ways to cut down on how much money your big day costs:

Eliminate wedding favours

One way is by eliminating wedding favours. It may seem like a good idea at first-after all, these little gifts show appreciation for guests’ attendance and also give them something to take home after the big day. However, this isn’t necessarily true; in fact, many guests end up forgetting about their favour or simply throwing it out at some point after they leave the reception hall.

It’s also environmentally unfriendly because most favours come packaged in plastic containers which cannot be recycled or biodegraded-they just sit around until they eventually break down into tiny pieces of plastic that will eventually wind up back in our oceans!

Buy lab-created diamonds instead of mined diamonds.

You can buy lab-created diamonds instead of mined diamonds to save money. Lab-created diamonds have the same chemical composition as mined ones, but they are grown in a laboratory using the same processes that occur in nature. They’re also ethically sourced, so you won’t be contributing to environmental damage or unethical labor practices like those used in mining.

Rings with lab-created diamonds can be just as beautiful as mined diamonds and they cost less. You can also get a better quality of stone if you’re looking for something very specific or rare.

Owning a lab-created diamond ring is a great way to support ethical mining instead of harming your environment for one day on your finger!

Choose your venue wisely

The venue you choose can play a big role in how much money you spend on your wedding. Here are some things to consider when choosing a location:

  • Choose a venue that’s not too far from the reception hall. Trying to get all of your guests to travel across town for dinner can be inconvenient and expensive, especially if many of them have children or elderly relatives who aren’t able to walk long distances quickly.
  • Choose a venue that has its kitchen. If the venue has its kitchen, it means that they’ll be doing all of the food prep themselves; this will save you money because they won’t need to hire any caterers (which would cost extra).
  • Choose a venue that has a dance floor. This can take up space at first glance but think about it: what if most of your friends are over 40 years old? They may not want an open bar or other “nightclub” activities like karaoke or drinking games, but dancing is something everyone likes regardless of age!

If none of those factors seem important enough for you and there are other things more important than price then go ahead and book away! Just remember though – this isn’t just about getting married; it’s also about having fun afterward too so don’t forget those things when making choices (and don’t forget about them later either)!

Cut the flowers down to a few bouquets and boutonnieres only.

When you’re choosing your floral arrangements, keep in mind that there are ways to cut costs without sacrificing beauty.

  • Choose flowers that are in season and full bloom. It’s worth paying extra for quality blooms that will stay beautiful throughout the event because this way they won’t wilt by the end of the night (and if they do, no one will know).
  • Make sure your flowers match your wedding’s color scheme well enough to be complementary but not so much to clash with everything else at the reception or ceremony site. This is especially important if you’ll be using multiple types of blooms on different tables or parts of a room-you don’t want people looking at one area thinking it looks great only for them and then getting distracted by something less appealing elsewhere!

There are many ways to trim your wedding costs!

  • Do your research.
  • Ask for help.
  • Use your creativity to save money on the big day, and make sure that you are more involved in the planning process.
  • Ask for discounts wherever possible (for example, at venues, hotels, and caterers). You could also ask friends if they can offer you something in return for their services so that the cost stays low; it’s a great way to get those last-minute jobs done!


There are many ways to trim your wedding costs! You can eliminate favors, cut the guest list, and so much more. If you’re on a budget and want to save money on your upcoming wedding, these tips are sure to help.

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