Wedding planners say you can definitely tweak your budget in ways that don't involve DIY projects.
Don't get married on a Saturday. You will save hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars by choosing Friday or Sunday. These days could be up to 25 percent off compared to a Saturday event.
Choose a restaurant for the venue. Luxury wedding planner Natalie Dawley says it's a big money saver compared to other locations. You won't need to rent a lot of items since they are typically already in-house at a restaurant. Restaurants also don't typically charge a rental fee but do have a food and beverage minimum.
Save money on stationary but don't sacrifice quality. Choose a flat print instead of letter engraving. For high style and a low cost, check out vendors on Etsy who will create custom stationary.
Finally, to save a lot of money choose a late morning or noon start time for your event. You won't need to serve alcohol and the food is much more affordable.
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