Cut Costs for Your Special Day

When it comes to weddings, we all have a mental checklist of things a wedding must have, and these items are based on long standing traditions that have stood the test of time. These include a white bridal gown and a matching veil, a diamond ring, just to name a few. However, companies these days have drastically inflated the price of these items in a vile attempt to ransom our sentimentality to make a profit, and that’s truly tragic. However, the good news is that there are less costly alternatives to help you save big on your wedding without sacrificing your perfect day.

First and foremost, let’s consider the power of discount decor. Weddings tend to have an “only the best” mentality, and while I understand the reason for this, it’s simply not necessary. For example, why not get cheap silverware from Macy’s, or just bring your own from home? Likewise, there are many ways to save on wedding staples that would otherwise be exorbitantly expensive. You could bake your own wedding cake, for example, and prepare the food yourself instead of hiring expensive catering services. You could even skimp on the floral arrangements by going with cheap, plastic flowers, instead.

Another great way to save on your wedding is to simply choose a cheap or free venue. While there is something to be said for more pricey venues, because of the luxuries they provide and the great atmosphere, these are things you simply don’t need to have the wedding you deserve. For one thing, some more rustic venues can have a charm all their own that will stand out from other weddings by virtue of having a more down to earth feel. However, even paying for a wedding venue is unnecessary, as many get married in the Summer, a time when the great outdoors is at its peak beauty, so you can have your choice of free wedding venues by just keeping the ceremony outside.