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7 Smart Tips to Save Money on Your Wedding

Firstly, why are we talking about different ways to save money on your wedding? Weddings are to be celebrated!!! Of course, we agree. And, when it is your chance, you should enjoy it the most and make it a great moment of your life with your family and friends. However, not all great celebrations mean lavish spending. It is up to you to decide whether to make your wedding spend a smart or lavish choice. Use these 7 tips to save money on your wedding and escape from lavish spending!

1. Plan a Budget

2. Make a list of Guests

3. Choose an affordable venue

4. Send creative/digital invitations to your friends and cousins

5. Avoid buying expensive clothes

6. Scout for an affordable or budding photographer

7. Avoid taking personal loans from banks

1. Plan a Budget – the foremost step to save money on your wedding

We suggest you write down your major and minor expenses. You never know how budgets can help you spend less and save more. So try to cover as many expenses as possible in your budget plan and do not forget to add some lines on emergency needs. 

2. Make a list of Guests

You should definitely make a guest list with the exact number of expected guests who will be attending your wedding. If not the exact number, at least the approximate number. This is important as guests play a major role in your total wedding expenses such as food, beverages, return gifts, etc.

3. Choose an affordable venue of your wedding

We’re sure there are plenty of decent and budget-priced wedding venues in the city wherein you can host your wedding. Once you have the guests list, we hope you can screen the venues accordingly.    

For example – If your gathering accounts for ~200 people, you need not book a hall of 200 people. Perhaps. you should book a hall for less than expected attendees as not all your invitees will turn up and anyways it is going to be a moving crowd.

Now tell us, isn’t it so easy to save money on your wedding?

4. Send creative/digital invitations to your friends and cousins 

Absolutely not all can be invited on phone calls, apps, customized messages, or digital invitations. So have limited spending on printed cards/ invitations by taking into account a proper count of elderly people or relatives.

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5. Avoid buying expensive clothes in your wedding

We advise you to not spend much on expensive wedding clothes. You very well knew that wedding is a one-time event and a one-time expense. So buying expensive suits or gowns for a one-time event/use is lavish and not smart. If you wanna stay smart at this, better go for local vendors instead of big brands who have similar apparel.  

If you are ready or have plans to wear your wedding dress again, only then spend on expensive brands/clothes. Otherwise, go with our smart suggestion!

In fact, there are a lot of websites that offer used wedding clothes through which you can save huge money on your wedding. 

6. Scout for an affordable or budding wedding photographer

A skilled and creative photographer can convert an ordinary event into an extraordinary event. So go and scout for them.  

A good idea is to meet multiple photographers, check their work, and then book the one who stands out for their work at an affordable cost. Take 2 mins of your time and read this Quora article and you will know why we are talking about saving money on your marriage.    

7. Avoid taking personal loans from banks

Nowadays, interest rates are huge. We strongly recommend you to not take personal loans from banks. Instead, borrow from your friends, and family. Either it must be interest-free or for lower interest which is good and best.

Plus, try to use your savings and your emergency funds for your wedding. You need to borrow only in case of a shortage of funds which you can’t manage single-handed. 

Alternatively, if there is an option to reschedule or delay your wedding, then it must your best decision. 

Summary

Now, all that you need to do is either save this post and use it whilst your wedding plan or share it with your life partner. He or she might love it!

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