The best way to keep your wedding from breaking the bank is to start with a budget in mind. The hard part can be sticking to that budget. WhereBridesGo.com has a few great ideas for ways you can save money while you are planning a wedding and still get the ceremony and reception of your dreams.
Shop After-Holiday Sales & Clearance Aisles
If you begin planning your wedding about a year in advance, that gives you plenty of time to buy seasonal items that fit the time of year you'll tie the knot. Lots of holiday items work well for any type of celebration. For example, anything white, gold, or silver can tie into just about any type of color scheme.
Always take the time to walk down clearance aisles in stores that you frequent. You'll be happily surprised when something perfect for your wedding shows up there. Our online wedding store has a "clearance aisle" too! When you hover over the "Ceremony" tab at the top of WhereBridesGo.com, the "Clearance" tab will be at the bottom of the list. There you'll find amazing deals on some of our incredible wedding decorations and accessories.
Use Double-Duty Items
Keep an eye out for items that can be used for more than one purpose at your wedding. For example, many ceremony decorations can be moved over to the reception and used again. Many wonderful wedding favors can be personalized and also used as escort cards or place cards. Don't forget about those gorgeous bridesmaid bouquets. Your girls can place them in vases on the head table and cut down on your floral bill.
This goes for both vendors and wedding decorations. If you find a venue that can host the ceremony and the reception, that is usually less expensive than renting two different places. Many offer package deals that also take care of the food and drinks as well. When it comes to photos, look for a talented photographer that offers packages that will cover the engagement photos too, and possibly even videography or a photo booth.
When you shop our wedding decorations online, you'll find just about everything that you need to put on the perfect wedding without having to leave your house. Best of all, we offer FREE GROUND SHIPPING on all orders delivered within the Continental U.S.A.! We no longer ship international orders, but we do ship to military APO/FPO boxes, as well as PO boxes.
Build a FREE Wedding Website
A simple search online will pull up lots of options where you can easily build a website for your wedding at no cost. This is a great way to save a lot of money on stationery and the postage it would take to mail out heavy invitations with multiple inserts.
Opt for a lightweight invitation to mail with the basic details, including your wedding website address. There you can share all kinds of details about your wedding day, including maps, engagement photos, hotel reservation information, links to registries, and much more. Many even give you the ability to accept RSVPs online too.
Sign Up For Newsletters
Signing up for email newsletters from wedding vendors, like the one you can sign up for at the bottom of the page at WhereBridesGo.com, gives you access to helpful wedding advice, early notice about sales and special events, and customer discount codes that can't be found anywhere else. If you don't want to worry about having to unsubscribe from all of those emails once the wedding is over, create an email address specifically for wedding correspondence that can be shut down when you're done with it.
These tips should help to keep your wedding budget under control. One more tip is to browse the wonderful online wedding store that we have for you at WhereBridesGo.com. You'll find affordable items in many different price points that will help you bring all of your wedding day dreams to life at a price that won't break the bank!
~ The WhereBridesGo.com Team
Post by Deanna Powell, Certified Bridal Consultant