Savvy Ways for Planning a Wedding on a Budget
From the invitations to the food, the best ideas for keeping the costs associated with your I do’s in check.
The moment you set a wedding budget, you promise to be true to it in good times and in bad. To help you keep that vow—and still have your dream day—we rounded up the smartest tips for managing your money during every aspect of the celebration.
Save on the Venue
The wedding location is your first big decision—and with these recommendations under your belt, the first opportunity to save a pretty penny.
Save on Stationery
It takes a lot of paper to put on a wedding—think save-the-dates, invitations, reply cards, and thank-yous—but it doesn’t have to take a lot of cash. Here are some of our most ingenious ways to break the big news, not your bank.
Save on Flowers
Save on Food
These stealth strategies don’t involve sending guests home hungry, no matter the style, size, or time of day of your wedding.
Save on Drinks
Cutting back on cocktail costs can be a sobering task. Raise a glass to scoring big-day drinks affordably with these money-saving tricks.
Save on Wedding Cake
When the time comes to commission your confection, nibble on these sweet ways to hold onto your dollars.
Save on Entertainment
Tune into your dream I do’s—and fine-tune your financials—with this checklist of ideas for including music as part of your nuptial soirée.
Save on Photography
Document the memories without blowing your budget with these spending smarts for hiring a wedding photographer.
Save on a Wedding Dress
Clever, creative (and painless!) ways to cut costs—and still walk down the aisle in that head-turning gown.