Combat Rising Costs and Have a Beautiful Wedding on a Budget

Inflation-Busting Wedding Tips:

Essentially, a wedding today will cost you more than the same wedding would have a few years ago. For couples wanting to tie the knot on a shoestring budget, here are some ways to offset inflation's impact on your big day.

Planning your wedding well in advance gives you more time to save funds to contribute to the celebration, which can be helpful when budgeting.

Start Early

Trim Your Guest List

Second, be ruthless with the guest list. The more guests you host, the more expensive the wedding will be, inflation or not. Inviting only close family and friends, you'll have a truly meaningful and intimate celebration.

Be Flexible and Willing to Compromise

Prioritize the areas of your celebration most important to you, and be flexible on the areas you don't care about as much.

To save money, choose an off-season wedding date. Planning a wedding for winter or early spring when demand is lower will help couples combat overall pricing increases.

Get Married in The Off-Season

Have Your Wedding on a Day Other Than Saturday

Venues tend to be cheaper on weekdays, so you can save a lot by having your wedding on a Friday or Sunday instead of Saturday. However, don't be scared to choose a mid-week wedding date either.

You can save money on wedding decorations by making them yourself or borrowing them from friends or family. Couples can also DIY wedding elements such as invitations, gifts, or floral arrangements.

DIY What You Can

Skip the Wedding Planner

In a recent survey by Gumtree, 44 percent of couples said they were skipping hiring a professional wedding planner. If your budget is extra tight, consider planning your own wedding and opting for an on-site coordinator to oversee logistics on the big day.

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