With so many dollars involved, it's no surprise that many couples look for opportunities to save money wherever they can. This week, Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches is here to help with these simple money-saving secrets.
1. Reduce The Guest List
The single most effective way to save money on your wedding is to reduce the guest list. Cost Of Wedding estimates that in the Palm Beach area, couples will end up paying between $174 and $213 per guest. By reducing your guest list, you can in turn reduce the amount of food, beverages, and favors you have to purchase. If you reduce your guest list enough, you may also be able to shop smaller (and thus more affordable) venue options.
2. Get Married During The Week
Since Saturday is the most popular day of the week to get married, venues can get away with charging more for them. By booking your wedding on a different day of the week (even a Friday or a Sunday) you could potentially save thousands of dollars. Ask your venue if they offer discounted rates for weekdays.
3. Get Married During The Off-Season
Just as the day of the week has a big impact on your overall wedding costs, so does the time of year you get married. During peak season, both venues and vendors typically charge significantly more for their services. By scheduling your wedding during the off-season, you'll likely get access to significant discounts (and better availability).
4. Select In-Season Flowers
If you aren't careful, flowers can rack up a rather significant bill. The best way to reduce the costs of your floral arrangement is to select flowers that are in-season in your area. Opting for flowers with large blooms is another money-saving tactic, since you'll have to pay for fewer stems that way.
5. Explore Your Venue Options
Banquet halls and traditional venues have their advantages, but they are also often very expensive. Don't be afraid to think outside the box and look for other options like state parks, beaches, city parks, college campuses, and nice restaurants. These alternative venues are often much more affordable - and still offer beautiful settings for your ceremony, reception, or both.
6. Plan To Reuse
Whenever possible, look for wedding items that you'll be able to reuse in daily life. Your shoes and jewelry are great examples. Instead of dropping $100 (or more) on a pair of shoes you'll only wear on your wedding day, select ones that you'll be able to wear at other events after you are married. While your chosen shoes and jewelry may still be expensive, you'll be able to justify the cost by knowing that you'll wear them multiple times.
7. Hire A Coordinator
Hiring a professional to save money may seem counter-intuitive, but the truth is that working with a wedding coordinator may be your best way to save money. Your coordinator plans weddings for a living - she has years of experience working with budget-conscious brides and knows the best tricks of the trade to keep costs down.
8. Shop For Bargains... Everywhere
Before heading to your favorite department store for decorations, glasses, dinnerware, favors, and other wedding necessities, look for more cost-effective options. Etsy, Craigslist, eBay, and thrift stores are excellent ways to find more affordable (and sometimes even more charming) options.
Find Your Affordable Wedding Gown At Bridal Couture Of The Palm Beaches!
We understand that cost is a big concern on the minds of many brides. We pride ourselves on offering exquisite wedding gowns at attractive prices. Find the dress of your dreams without breaking the bank - schedule your appointment at our West Palm Beach bridal salon today!
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