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4 Money Saving Tips For Your Big Day

You have probably heard that weddings cost a fortune but they don’t have to!

There are many tips and tricks to saving when it comes to your special day. So go ahead and splurge on that five tiered buttercream frosted wedding cake with pearls but maybe consider other cheap alternatives when it comes to your big day!

Below we have put together 4 creative ways you can cut costs on your wedding!

1. Consider other days or months

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Photo Credit: Darling Photography

Did you know that Monday to Thursday is the cheapest day to have a wedding? By skipping out on a Friday or Saturday wedding you can save thousands! So why not consider having a weekday wedding? To save even more money try booking your wedding day in January, March, April, or November. No matter what day or month you pick it is still your day!

2. Go digital with invites

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Go ahead and send out your hand written, fancy save-the-date invitations or whatever you’re into! But when considering invitations for the rehearsal dinner, welcome party, or day after brunch we recommend going digital! Save money and trees by not sending out more extravagant invites. You can even create a wedding website to send to your guests with all the information they need!

At Mayflower Venues, every wedding venue comes with a complimentary wedding website on us! You can choose your own design template and even personalize it with fun photos and stories to make it your own. This allows you to easily provide key details to your guests about your event, like your itinerary for the weekend and travel directions. You can even collect and manage your RSVPs!

3. Say yes to the dress on sale

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Photo Credit: Diane Hu

When shopping for your perfect wedding dress consider a designer trunk show! Pay attention to boutiques in your area that host designer trunk shows and you can save thousands on your dress! Another tip you can follow is to order your gown earlier to avoid rush fees and last minute alterations. Make sure you pay attention to sales and social media accounts of bridal stores in your area!

4. Perfect pictures at a low price

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We all want that picture perfect wedding and the perfect pictures along with it. But it doesn't have to cost you your life's savings! When looking for the right photographer, look to social media for up and coming photographers in your area. It’s always good to look out for new talent and photographers who would love the opportunity to build up their resume. You will be surprised by the many talented photographers you can get at an unbelievable price!