4 Wedding Cost Saving Tips For The Budget-Savvy Bride

    Keeping costs down while planning your big day requires just a bit of forethought. You'll find a little adrenaline boost with each win of cost savings.  There are many ways to make sure a perfect wedding doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are a few cost saving tips for your wedding.

    Venue. Some event spaces can come with hefty fees. Be sure to do your research when searching for the right event venue. If you’re looking to save a few dollars, consider some nontraditional spaces. Some outdoor venues like public parks will only require an affordable day's permit. You can also consider negotiating a one-day fee with a local business’ space. Finally, if you know of anyone with a large house or backyard that wouldn’t mind hosting a hundred guests or more, free is always my favorite price!

    Buffet. While seated dinners can be a nice touch, buffets can be just as enjoyable and save you some cash. Buffets are becoming more common for large events. Many people will actually enjoy the opportunity the leave their seat and select what they want, and do not want, to eat. Not only are buffet options much more affordable but they’ll also allow your guests to mingle!

    Silk Flowers. Flowers can rack up a fortune for a wedding! From boutonnieres to bouquets to centerpieces, these bundles of delicate dollars can easily cost you tens of thousands. The saddest part is at the end of the night, many people usually throw most of them away! An alternative to this cash cow is silk flowers. Many sites like A Floral offer beautiful silk artificial versions of our favorite blossoms for a fraction of the price of real ones. Most people will barely notice the difference and you get to keep them. Now that’s a sound investment.

    Email. Postage stamps can get pricey when you have to mail out save the dates and invitations for a large crowd. More and more people are switching to email to send out wedding announcements and event information. Services like Paperless Post and Greenvelope offer attractive designs for free or a few dollars for a year of service. Not only will you save money and paper, but also guests will be able to RSVP and communicate with you more quickly. Win-win!

    Now go and be that budget savvy bride you've always wanted to be without cutting quality on your wedding. If you have wedding cost saving tips, let us know by leaving a comment below or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter!