The average wedding cost in the United States is at $26,000. This is already high and you’ll be glad to know that you can lower such costs with the right strategy. Here are some ways to save money on your wedding expenses:
Find a business offering tent rentals.
The reception doesn’t always have to be indoors. In fact, having the wedding reception outside is even more gorgeous, especially when you are already in a scenic place. As an alternative, having a Clearspan tent rental for the wedding and reception will get you to experience the beautiful outdoors while being protected from the worst of the heat.
Hold the wedding during off-season.
Yes, you can save money by thinking well about the schedule of the wedding. You can think of this in two prongs — the off-season of weddings in general and the off-season of the venue you are trying to book. If you are thinking about holding the wedding in a venue that’s often used for other events, researching about its peak months is important. Wedding venues are also less costly in the winter and fall months.
Go the minimalist route.
Minimalist designs have revolutionized everything recently, and it can also save you a lot of bucks for your own wedding. You can employ this, for example, in the bouquets that will be used by the bridesmaids.
Recycle things from the ceremony to the reception.
Never be afraid to repurpose and reuse some materials in the process of transitioning from the wedding ceremony to the reception. For example, the flowers that were used in the wedding can be used as centerpieces for the tables once the reception starts. You can also save by not ordering many chairs. Instead, move the ceremony chairs to the reception area.
At the end of the day, your wedding doesn’t always have to mean big expenses. All it takes is creativity and willingness to deviate from convention and you will have a memorable wedding without a huge hole in your pocket.