Ways To Cut Costs When Planning a Wedding

bride and groom on a bicycle in full wedding attire. Groom in grey suit and bride in a plush pink dress

Weddings can be pretty expensive, so it makes sense to look at ways you can save and still have the wedding of your dreams. One very easy way to do that is by breaking with some of the traditions that don’t really interest you very much at all.

Here are just a few of the most common traditions you can break with:

Paying a Fortune for an Engagement Ring

Having a pretty engagement ring is an important part of the proposal and the build-up to the main event, but if you think that you need to spend three months’ salary on a ring as tradition dictates, then think again! As you can see at https://www.whiteflash.com/engagement-rings/tacori/, you can get some really beautiful rings for much less than that. Save the money and spend it on a really great honeymoon or an important aspect of your wedding that is likely to be expensive.

two silver wedding rings on a bunch of pink and lilac cut flowers in a bouquet

Wearing a Classic Wedding Dress

Although most brides still go for the traditional long white or ivory wedding gown, like the ones at http://www.thedresstheory.com/, there is no reason why you have to do the same. Whether you want to wear a retro bubblegum pink 50s dress, a sophisticated pantsuit or dress up as your favourite comic book character, there’s no reason why you should spend your money on a traditional wedding gown if you don’t want to.

How you feel in your attire is what matters the most!  

Traditional Ceremonies

Traditional ceremonies where you walk down the aisle aided by your father, you’re hand is placed in your husband’s, and you go through the same old vows as millions of other couples have in the past are not, as many people think, essential. It is your wedding, and you can do what you want. If you want to dance down the aisle to Thriller dressed as a zombie and pretend to eat the groom, well that’s your prerogative – it might be a bit weird, but it’s totally up to you. Or if you want to save money by having your friend officiate the proceedings in your backyard, that’s also your choice.

Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

If there’s one thing that is highly likely to cause arguments around your wedding, it’s who you’ll have as your bridesmaids and groomsmen on the big day. Bridesmaids and groomsmen are also an expensive prospect – I mean you have to buy their dresses/suits and give them gifts, it can add up! So, if you don’t want to have them, don’t! Then, there’ll be no arguments and no extra expenses that you can ill afford.

Formal Seating Arrangements

wodden table with brides hand showing an engagement ring holding a card with the word birde. Table set up with candles and wine glass and burred hands in the background

Your wedding guests must sit in comfy chairs or church pews, right? Wrong! If you’re worried about the cost of hiring expensive wedding furniture or decorating the pews, then you may be interested to know that increasing numbers of people are choosing to seat their guests on hay bales, floor cushions and even quilts, depending on the theme of their wedding.

Chairs – who needs them?

Break with tradition and not only might you save money, but your wedding will be all the more memorable for it!

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