Wondering how other brides are saving money on their weddings? We asked our Facebook and Twitter followers to share their best cost-cutting tips and tricks. Here’s what they had to say:
I printed all the invites, rsvps, and envelopes. I bought my dress from a wedding consignment store which only cost me $500.00 and veil $75.00. My husband rented his tux and I bought my daughter’s dress from Walmart. I made all the little treat bags for the tables and the name cards for the tables. We paid everything up front and not on credit. We got married in a park which only cost $80.00 with a justice of the peace which was only $100.00. All and all our wedding cost us $3000.00 and we didn’t have to pay interest as it was all paid for in advance.
- Rachel Burnie via Facebook
Bargain shopping online and Etsy. That website has saved me tons and tons of money!
- Liz Gruening via Facebook
We photographed a bride the other day who grew flowers and made her own simple bouquet with some ribbon and pins!
- @GreenPhotograph via Twitter
We cut the guest list and had a BBQ reception with homemade food…yumm.
- Mary Giesbrecht via Facebook
We invited 24 of the closest people to us that we actually see on a regular basis. Extended family, co-workers, acquaintances, etc… were not included on the guest list. We also had a two-hour thank you reception with cocktails, appetizers and cake. People talked and mingled about in a private dinning room. Best $5000 we ever spent!
- Christina Hiebert via Facebook
We printed our own invites and arranged all the centerpieces. We were also able to get into a military venue thanks to a friend.
- Radhika Khan via Facebook
Handmade soap for the guests as favours!
- Lise Huppler via Facebook
We made our own invitations (paperless!)
- Stefanie de Best Photography via Facebook
We did our own flowers & no boutonnieres!
- @Orsolya via Twitter