6 Frugal Solutions For Common Expensive Wedding Details

Hey, brides! We know how much of a struggle it is to plan a wedding with a budget, so we’re here to help you find ways to make it work. Truly, there will be some compromises but don’t worry, we know you will still achieve the wedding of your dreams no matter what! In this article we shared how you can save on wedding costs, and today, we’re adding to that lost by giving you some frugal solutions to common expensive wedding details.

[From: Let This Wedding at Discovery Bay Fill Your Day with Romance / Photo: Martin Aesthetics]

 

(1) Ask for help instead of from friends to save on labor costs.

[From: This Traditional Hong Kong Wedding is Extra Heartwarming and Touching / Photo: Ming Yung Photo]

When you hire a lot of professionals, the bill will add up. So, for smaller tasks that you think your family and entourage can handle, don’t hesitate to ask for help. Read this for a list of tasks that you can pass on to family and friends.

 

(2) Hire a family-owned restaurant or family caterer.

[From: This Couple Used Environmentally Friendly Decorations for Their Rustic Outdoor Wedding / Photo: Emma Fok Photography ]

If you have a relative who is a master at the kitchen, why not ask him to her to help with the catering. This is especially helpful if you’re having a small-scale wedding. If you’re having a bigger one, he or she can take care for let’s say, the cake, or the food favors.

 

(3) Go for a minimalist setting with simple decorations.

[From: This Couple’s Wedding Took Place at The Beautiful Crystal Chapel / Photo: Savour Productions]

Going minimalist doesn’t necessarily mean you have to sacrifice your dream wedding theme. Instead, you can consider less extravagant decorations that can also achieve your desires look. For example, you can consider using candles which are inexpensive decorations. This article details some beautiful wedding reception designs made with candles. You can also saving on floral decoration costs be choosing flowers in season or using silk flowers as an alternative.

 

(4) Make your own invitations, there are a lot of online sources and printables.

[From: Let This Wedding at Discovery Bay Fill Your Day with Romance / Photo: Martin Aesthetics]

Online resources are limitless nowadays. And yes, you can use online printables for your save-the-date cards and invitations! You can also D.I.Y. place cards, name cards, and menu cards to save a ton on printing costs.

 

(5) Stock the bar yourself.

[From: Eternal Romance Fills This Rustic Rome Wedding / Photo: Hilary Chan]

Buying drinks in bulk and asking a friend to concoct home-made drinks will save you loads! If you need some inspiration for recipes, read this roundup article on delicious wedding cocktails you can make!

 

(6) Finally, rent your dress!

[From: This Couple Used Environmentally Friendly Decorations for Their Rustic Outdoor Wedding / Photo: Emma Fok Photography ]

There are many bridal shops that now offer rentals at affordable rates. So, renting your dress will truly save you a lot of money. If you don’t know where to start, read our latest article on what you need to know about renting a wedding dress.

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