4 Ways to Save On Your Wedding Expenses

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4 Ways to Save On Your Wedding Expenses

Weddings are a huge expense for a single day. But you don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a lovely day.

You don’t have to skip the whole tradition and opt for a ceremony in your backyard or hit the courthouse just to save some dosh. There are plenty of other ways that you can get the beautiful wedding, the lovely cake and the excellent photos. So have your cake and eat it too with these excellent wedding saving tips.

Make your own Invitations

You can get a professional party planning company to make your invitations out of fancy cardboard, glue and stickers for about $4.00 per invite. Or you can hit the craft stores or buy stationery online and purchase the equipment to do it yourself for a much lower cost. You can also print out invites using different photo apps and on-line templates. Play around with frames, collages, colours and messages and print each one out for about 9 cents per invite.

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Location Location Location

If you are looking to get married at a beach or in an outdoor setting then why pay a venue fee when you don’t have to? There are plenty of public parks and public beaches where you will not be charged simply to walk down the beach or to set up some chairs for your guests. So have a look at various locations around your reception and skip the ceremony venue cost.  Just check with your local authorities first!

Online Shopping

Check online sites for fun and affordable party favours that you can easily do at home. You can get downloadable and printable wedding ideas to create decorations, party favours, table centrepieces and even your own personalized wedding guest album. Invite your bridesmaids over for a weekend of craft time as part of your bachelorette party.  There are also lots of amazing sites for wedding dresses – this Aisle Be There dress from Modcloth is one of my favourites!

Wishing Wells

If you are quite set up in terms of household appliances, then why not use a wishing well instead? That way your guests will all contribute a small amount of money to help pay for some of the costs of the wedding or to help you out financially. The biggest expenses when it comes to weddings are food, reception hire and photography. If you are not willing to skimp out on these important items, then use the wishing well money to pay for them.

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Your wedding should be one of the greatest days of your life.

However, you don’t want to spend the rest of your life paying for it and you also don’t want to spend the rest of your life regretting that you didn’t go all out or have the party that you really wanted because of the costs. With these tips, you will be able to celebrate your love in style without having to vow until debt do you part!

4 Ways to Save On Your Wedding Expenses 

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Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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