This week I sat down with three of Central Florida’s Certified Wedding Planners and talked weddings! Among the plethora of information they shared were three tips to save money on your wedding day. Each tip saving you hundreds of dollars! (Enough money to splurge on that extra honeymoon day!)
Tips to Save Money on Your Wedding Day
REUSE your ceremony decor! Line your ceremony aisle with flowers and lanterns on Shepard’s hooks then reuse them for reception center pieces. Perfect for hanging mason jars with battery-operated tea lights or even better floral bunches, lanterns, and runners. Be sure to appoint a professional to make the switch! You don’t want to impose on Aunt Daisy to be the room designer – after all she should be enjoying cocktail hour!
REDUCE the guest list! Remove 10 people. If you wouldn’t treat this person out to dinner and dessert on a regular than it’s safe to cut them from the list. Reducing the guest list by just 10 people saves you a ton! There are per person fees from service, ceremony seating, place settings, table center pieces, wedding favors, and more!
CHOOSE your wedding date wisely! When you get married can be a huge cost saver! Choose a Friday or Sunday versus Saturday. Also a factor, time of day – consider a brunch wedding. And choose your season! Summer months will yield cheaper rates at select venues. Just plan accordingly! Summer months are rainy and hot so think AC tents and indoor back-up plans.
BONUS TIP Vendor deals and discounts! It’s not just a referral list it’s a team player list. If I know you have a planner I’ve worked with regularly I can rest easy knowing that you are taken care of. I offer a discount from planner referrals and not to them – to you!