Ask any bride-to-be to name the biggest difficulty of wedding planning, and one answer will come up more than any other: planning a wedding on a budget.
There’s no denying the fact that weddings are costly – the average cost of a wedding in the US is $26,645. Anyone who has been through the task of planning a wedding knows that expenses can all too easily pile up. Even when you’re trying to be conservative with spending, the next thing you know you’re desperately trying to reel in your bloated budget. So what is the best way to ensure you stick to your wedding budget – whether it’s $2000 or $20,000?
We asked top wedding planners, budgeting experts, and brides to share their best wedding ideas on a budget so you can shed hundreds – if not thousands – off your total expenses.
Simply use the table of contents below to go directly to the category you would like to save money in, or browse all 60+ of our tips to learn how to throw the most magnificent wedding (which doesn’t blow your budget!).
Table of Contents
General Wedding on a Budget Tips | Timing | Wedding Dress | Venue
Invitations | Wedding Cake | Food and Beverage | Wedding Favors and Registry
Hair and Makeup |Photography | Jewelry | Music | Vendors | Transportation
General Wedding on a Budget Tips
1. Create a budget early
I advise couples to find what parts of the wedding they individually care about and divide duties that way. They need to sit down and get through a budget, listing what parts are most important first and then go through all of the budget items. Be sure to include all of the little things as they add up e.g. jewelry, flights, hotel rooms, wedding party gifts, etc. Then try to stick to that budget as much as possible as it helps to take some emotion out of the planning. Instead of saying you can’t afford something, you can say we have budgeted for this amount for X item.
– Brooke Sheldon, Wedding and Event Planner at Lilybrooke Events
2. Monitor your budget
It’s also crucial to ensure you’re sticking to your savings goals so you can actually afford what you’ve set as your budget. A good way to do this is to monitor your progress regularly and recalculate your overall budget based on what you’re putting away each month. For example, if your goal is $1,000 a month, but you’re actually setting aside $500, you’ll have $6,000 after a year instead of $12,000. This will give you the chance to improve your savings efforts or recalculate your budget based on your amended total.
– Michelle Hutchison, Money Expert at Finder.com
3. Shop outside bridal stores and websites
One thing that helped my husband and I save money was to avoid shopping for “wedding” specific products. We found that whenever the word “wedding”, “bridal”, or “honeymoon” was associated with an item, it cost more than similar non-wedding items. Other than my wedding dress and veil, we purchased our shoes, clothing, flowers, jewelry, and decorations outside of bridal stores or online wedding sites. We often found identical items for 25% to 50% of the price of items listed for weddings.
– Jessica Norah, Travel Blogger and Writer at Independent Travel Cats
4. Remember what’s important
Keep to the details that represent the bride and groom, their family, heritage, traditions and budget. It is easy to get overwhelmed and feel like you need to have a million favors and tiny details. Those little things add up and are not what your guests remember. They remember the environment that was created and the time with friends. If you go way beyond your budget and it does not reflect who the bride and groom are, the guests will know it and feel it.
– Brooke Sheldon
5. Research thoroughly
Do some research and compare whether a venue’s ‘wedding package’ will actually save you money. For example, many venues hire a florist to create the centerpieces and then mark up the price when offering them to you. It might be well worthwhile to hire your own florist. In addition, some deals sound too good to be true, and most of the time you end up spending more money in the long run. Save money, but be a wise and smart shopper in making decisions for your wedding needs.
– Greg Jenkins, Owner of Bravo Productions
6. Keep an eye out for bargains
Hold off on buying any non time-sensitive purchases, so you have the best chance to buy at a discounted price. Purchases which can be bought year-round, like thank you presents to your bridal party and reception decorations, often boast big discounts during sale periods.
7. Approach friends, family, co-workers, and their contacts
Do you have an artsy friend you could get crafty with to design your own wedding invites? Do you know anyone who owns property that you might be able to use as a potential venue? Perhaps you know a handy sewer willing to make your veil and save you hundreds buying one. Start asking around early – your inner circle might be able to connect you to others who’re able to hook you up with discounts and deals to help you save a buck on anything and everything wedding related.
– Michelle Hutchison
8. Dig Google results deeper
We often don’t look beyond the first page of Google search results and the most popular wedding blogs. We get a false impression that the best are already there, but not all good professionals master SEO and PR. In the second or even third page of results, you can find many great companies, designers, how-to guides, and venues that will steal your heart and save you money.
– Kateryna Basiladze, Founder of Magic Day Luxury Experiences
9. Let a loved one do the honors
Ask a loved one to officiate. Your family & friends know you best, and the honor of pronouncing you married will surely be an honor. The fees associated with becoming ordained are often much less expensive than hiring a professional service. Just make sure you check the marriage laws of the state in which you will be saying “I do” to ensure that your vows are legally binding.
– Danielle Corso, Marketing & Event Consultant at Volatile Media Management
10. DIY where you can
Find wedding DIY inspo from Pinterest and handicraft blogs. There are countless DIY wedding ideas which are both simple and inexpensive. What’s more, adding some homemade, but professional-looking creations to your wedding adds a more personal touch. You may surprise yourself what you come up with!
11. Use your credit card wisely
Many credit cards allow you to accumulate points each time you make a purchase. Once you collect enough points, they can be traded in for items, and even holidays. While it may not be an immediate saving, if you charge wedding-related items and services to your card, along with your normal daily expenses, you may be able to see the rewards of your savviness in the not too distant future.
12. Work out the cost per person
Figure out what the per person cost is. This will help you work out what is more important – more guests and less things, or less guests and more things. Couples have to break down each part of their wedding and start to construct it piece by piece. That is the only way to keep everyone on the right track and to help find common ground.
– Brooke Sheldon
13. Consider hiring a wedding planner
Hire a wedding planner! Although there is a cost to hiring a professional wedding planner, they often have preferred vendor discounts from cake bakers, rental companies, and florists (and many other vendors). You’ll save some money elsewhere and save yourself the headache of coordinating all the details on your own.
– Jane Schewe, Owner of See Jane Plan
14. Extend your engagement
A longer engagement equals more time to save. If you give yourself longer to plan the wedding, not only will you save yourself stress, you will also be able to take advantage of many discounts that are only offered at certain times. Extra time allows you to conduct more research on the best deals and make payments for your wedding in smaller increments.
– James Tomol, Marketing Coordinator at McDaniel Tichenor House
15. Have a weekday wedding
Many vendors, are willing to offer brides a discount if their wedding is on a weekday. Not only are you making it easier on them, you’re also offering them the ability to make some money on a day they normally wouldn’t be executing an event. The same goes for off-season dates. If your wedding date is during a less-desireable time, such as January, you might be able to score a discount as that is considered an off-season date.
– Lisa Formaro, Wedding Planner and Stylist for The Sweet Trend
16. Have an off-peak season wedding
Avoiding peak wedding season also means avoiding a lot of the cost. Choosing a November or March wedding can save you big time. In most places, the weather will still be nice but you will be able to secure discounted rates on everything from the venue to the flowers. Also, consider having your wedding on an off day of the week, such as a Sunday afternoon. The rates versus a Saturday night are drastically different.
– James Tomol
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17. Rent your dresses
Nine out of ten bridesmaids never wear their dresses again so to be able to rent versus buy dresses is a huge money saver. Vow To Be Chic is the first and only designer bridesmaid rental service. We also offers brides a collection of ‘little white dresses’ to rent.These dresses are perfect for all pre-wedding festivities (engagement parties, rehearsal dinners and bridal showers) and help cut costs since these dresses will likely only be worn for their specific occasion.
– Kelsey Doorey, Founder and CEO of Vow To Be Chic
18. Buy budget and DIY
I bought a very simple $150 dress from David’s Bridal because we had a $50 off coupon from a bridal show. My mom added a rhinestone headband from Claire’s to the bodice to give it some bling and I got alterations done at a local place which also saved me money.
– Jen Smith, Blogger behind Saving with Spunk
19. Go second-hand
If you recently tried on a new gown that you fell in love with, check out used bridal gown classifieds to see if someone is selling that same style at your size, or bigger at second-hand dress sites. Keep in mind, an experienced seamstress can usually tailor those dresses as long as it’s within a few sizes. This will save you anywhere from 30 to 50% off regular retail price!
– Andrea Woroch, Consumer & Money-Saving Expert
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20. Hold your events in the same venue
Consider having events in addition to your wedding at the venue. Many wedding venues will offer lower rates for rooms used for a rehearsal dinner or bridal shower if you are using them for your big day. There are even deals that include these events when you book your wedding. You’ll get to show off your beautiful venue while saving money!
– James Tomol
21. Seek non-wedding venues
We skipped the church/country club combo and opted for a quirky all-in-one wedding at a shuffleboard club. It’s a beautiful 1920’s building with a big lawn, and since it’s not a traditional wedding venue it was super cheap. Adding the word “wedding” to anything doubles the price, so quirky venues usually save you money and everyone talks about playing shuffleboard at our wedding!
– Jen Smith
22. Have a destination wedding
It is a common misconception that holding a destination wedding will be significantly more expensive than at home, but that’s not necessarily true. Of course, there are plenty of ways to rack up a bill abroad, but it is possible to save a ton of money as well. Many hotels offer very inexpensive all-inclusive packages, and many items and services can be much cheaper abroad than at home. You can easily limit the number of guests, and also cost share some basic expenses with your guests.
– Jon Roman, co-author of “No More Boring Weddings: How to Use Adventure, Travel, and Culture to Create an Epic Experience… Not Just Another Wedding”
23. Go smaller
Smaller cities are just as great for intimate weddings and more cost effective. My client had their dream wedding at an open air waterfront venue with 250 guests in Milwaukee with everything they desired for 1/2 of what it would have cost in Chicago for the same quality. They now live there they loved it so much.
– Johnna Guzman, Experiential Producer at Purple Fire Productions
24. Simply Say No
Your wedding, your budget, your rules. It’s not necessary to give every guest a plus one when you’re trying to cut back on costs. It’s 100% socially acceptable to provide guest with an individual invite. Similarly, it’s also ok to implement a no-kids policy. If everyone was entitled to their spouse and children, you’d be in debt until your retirement. Don’t feel obliged to invite people if they aren’t a part of your everyday life. Everyone should understand.
– Michelle Hutchison
25. DIY invites
We printed our own invitations and programs. I went online, bought a cool font, bought card-stock pre-cut cards from Michaels and just printed them ourselves. We couldn’t justify spending a $1200 for something that most people would just throw away. We also had our RSVP online, through our website and email, instead of with a mailed RSVP card, which was a big postage and print savings. Our costs for the font, ink, paper, postage – everything was less than $100.
– Lori Heiselman, Blogger at Wander True North
26. Wait for discount coupons
I purchased my wedding invitations through Minted. I was ready to buy them for a few weeks, but waited until Minted offered a coupon code for 15% off on all wedding-related items. They run these promotions every other month or so. Minted is also great because they include envelope addressing for free saves time, money and effort.
– Alicia DeMartini, PR & Social Media Manager at Be Frugal
27. Have two cakes
Instead of springing for a huge tiered wedding cake, ask your baker to make a one or two tier cake for photos of the cake cutting. For the rest of the guests, have sheet cake in the back that your caterer can serve up. The biggest cost in cakes is the labor of decorating it!
– Jane Schewe
28. Make a cupcake tower
Instead of the big 5-tiered wedding cake, create a wedding cake, using mini cupcakes. The rule of thumb is that most guests take two bites of dessert and the remainder is tossed. Barter with your caterer and let them know you want something that is tasty and a great photo op, but not looking for something to recreate that of Princess Diana. Set a budget for the dessert and stick with it as much as possible.
– Greg Jenkins
29. Think of cake alternatives
Allow yourself to step outside of the “normal” wedding traditions and find cheaper, creative, and different options for the wedding. Instead of wedding cake, get a different, less expensive, but fun and creative dessert.
– Jon Roman
Food and Beverage
30. Ask to see more options
Request to look at caterers’ a-la-carte menus. They are often less expensive and encourage you to get creative. For example, you can consider doing food stations instead of a sit down dinner. In some cases, this could prove to be less expensive, and much more fun!
– Sebastien Sanges, Head Designer of La Bonne Cuisine Catering and Events
31. Be selective
Eliminate the carving stations of prime rib and jumbo shrimp, opting for more inexpensive fare such as chicken, fish and mini appetizers. Barter with the venue to provide you with something comparable at a lower price. Mini crab cakes could easily replace the jumbo shrimp. Also, request pitchers of water instead of bottled water.
– Greg Jenkins
32. Inquire about connections
Most full-service caterers have relationships with other vendors such as rentals providers, photographers, etc. Because of this relationship, they often get discounts that are not available to you. Ask your caterer about those relationships and how they could benefit you.
– Sebastien Sanges, Head Designer of La Bonne Cuisine Catering and Events
33. Eliminate the champagne toast
Many venue packages include a champagne toast. If you and your guests are not big champagne drinkers, guests can toast with any drink they have in hand. Usually, you can work with your venue to apply the value of a champagne toast to another area of your food and beverage order, like for an additional hors d’oeuvre or wine service with dinner.
– Jon Roman
34. BYO drinks
We chose to have wine, beer and a signature cocktail, which honed our drink budget significantly. We also opted to get bottles of beer instead of a keg – which was a huge savings. We wanted to keep the beer ‘craft’ but we were able to buy most of those in cases at local stores. A huge surprise was that most people drank the cocktail – so we had a few cases of beer left over, and we could enjoy that for the next few months. If we had purchased a keg, we would have had to throw out most of the leftover beer.
– Lori Heiselman
35. Look for less expensive alternatives
Select a fun and much less expensive alternative to the pricey formal dinner. A fajitas or taco bar, a Thai or Chinese food bar or a pasta bar let guests mingle. Family-style platters on dinner tables can bring considerable savings by reducing preparation and service costs.
– Ethan Baron
Wedding Favors and Registry
36. Buy handmade
Local artists are an untapped resource & it feels really good to know that your commission/purchase is supporting the creative entrepreneurship.
– Danielle Corso
37. Give multi-purpose favors
Choose a functional wedding favor that does double duty as a wedding reception necessity. Here are a few examples: If you are serving drinks or hosting a candy bar, purchase customizable cups that guests can take home and use again! If you are having a photo booth, order customized sunglasses to be used as props and a favor to take home.
– Rachel Stephens, Customer Behavior Analyst at Totally Promotional
38. Think outside the box
Wonderful wedding favors can be quite inexpensive. Personalized wildflower seed packets offer the gift of a colorful future and start at about 30 cents each. Another idea is to purchase colorful, sheer organza bags, which cost about 10 cents, and put a few Jordon almonds or mints in each. You can tie them with a bit of pretty ribbon, and they’ll add a classic splash to your reception tables.
– Ethan Baron, Author of Wedding Bliss on a Budget
39. Give to charity instead
Make a charitable donation in lieu of wedding favors. Making a donation to a non-profit organization that means something to the couple, rather than purchasing a gift for every guest, can save money and is a great way to give back. Print a card to place at each guest’s place setting that says, “in lieu of a favor, a donation has been made to X”. Unlike other purchases, it’s a wedding expense that is tax deductible.
– Kristin Watkins, Owner and Lead Designer of Stephanie Rose Events
40. Beware of registry fees
Many engaged couples (and consumers) are completely unaware that hidden registry fees are costing couples hundreds of dollars, but Blueprint Registry now offers the lowest credit card processing fee for cash and honeymoon registries in the industry. It’s an innovative wedding registry platform where you can shop for products from a variety of retailers based on the the layout of your home.
– Nevin Shetty is Co-founder and CEO of Blueprint Registry
41. Select in-season flowers
Purchasing in-season flowers can make a huge difference to your budget. While you may want to have your favorites flowers showcased at your wedding, if they are not in season you will have to pay a hefty markup for the pleasure. Research what seasons are abundant during the season of your wedding and make your selection from there.
42. Repurpose flowers
Repurposing centerpieces and bouquets is a creative way to save on your floral and décor budget. Centerpieces can be placed down the sides of the ceremony aisle for ceremony décor, and then moved to the guest tables during your cocktail hour. This eliminates the need to purchase additional ceremony décor that will only be used for the 30 minute ceremony. Also, bridesmaid bouquets can be placed in vases at the head table or on a cake table during the reception, eliminating the expense of extra flowers for those tables.
– Kristin Watkins
43. Share your flowers with another bride
Wedding flowers cost thousands of dollars and are used for only a few hours before ending up in the trash. At Bloomerent, we connect customers with top-rated florists and allow them to share their centerpieces with another event in the area. The first event chooses the specific design of the centerpieces and when they are shared, saves 10%. The second event that chooses to reuse the flowers saves anywhere from 40%-60% on those centerpieces. No need to compromise or overspend on wedding flowers anymore!
– Julia Capalino, Co-founder of Bloomerent
Hair and Makeup
44. Get done up at a cosmetology school
Go to your local cosmetology school and inquire about getting your makeup and hair done by an apprentice at a cosmetology school. Many apprentices are highly skilled and eager to practice their technique, but don’t often have the chance. You will likely be charged just a fraction of the cost of going with a fully-fledged professional!
45. Don’t mention you’re a bride
After calling salons for cost quotes for bridal hair styling and makeup services, I decided to stop mentioning I was a bride. The prices were often lower for what I can imagine is the same service. I didn’t have a wedding party, so I just booked my hair and makeup at a salon stating it was for a “formal event” (obviously this would not work if you have big wedding party needing services and I don’t recommend lying). I paid the regular salon styling prices instead of the wedding service prices.
– Jessica Norah
46. Consider doing your own makeup
The idea of doing your own makeup (or even hair) may intimidate many brides-to-be, but many have pulled it off with fantastic results. There are many guides for doing your own wedding makeup, and even step-by-step wedding makeup tutorial videos. Sure, it takes a bit of practice, and you need to use the right tools. But the payoff is substantial once you realize how much you’ve saved!
47. Hire an amateur photographer
Professional photographers can be extremely expensive, especially when shooting weddings. Instead, consider hiring and supporting an ‘amature’ photographer who’s on their way to reaching professional status. Peruse portfolios online to be sure you’re satisfied with their work and make sure they charge by the hour so you only have to pay them for the parts you want photographed, rather than the entire day/night.
– Michelle Hutchison
48. Print your own pics
Even though you’ve paid the photographer in full and even pre-ordered your album, many couples don’t even think about how much it will cost to professionally print favorite images for themselves and family members. This cost could easily add another few hundred dollars and a lot more depending how much you order and print. In order to save, print pictures and photo alumna via Snapfish and use a coupon code from sites like CouponSherpa.com. I did this for my mother in law and grandparents and saved 60% using a coupon code. Plus it doubled as a Christmas gift!
– Andrea Woroch
49. Print off free wedding signs for social media
Wedding hashtags are on the rise and a great way of collecting images from the guests point of view during the big day. WeddingHashtagWall.com provides free wedding hashtag inspiration with our wedding hashtag generator. We also provide free Instagram wedding signs to communicate this hashtag to wedding guests. Once a sign is selected, couples can print it out and put it in a photo frame. I did it myself at my own wedding, and it was great!
– Paul Smit, Online Marketer at Wedding Hashtag Wall
50. Use a photo and video sharing app
Utilize a free photo/video sharing app to dilute the cost of professional photography. We always recommend hiring a professional for at least part of the day, but since most photographers offer custom packages, you can pare down the hours you need them and supplement with priceless memories captured by guests.
– Lesley Smith, Content Strategist at Ceremony
Communication is key when it comes to consulting with your photographer. Let them know exactly what type of shots you want – so you don’t waste precious money on photos you’re not happy with.
51. Know the difference between rings
18k gold is purer than 14k, but adds little to no extra value. The longevity of 14k is high and simple servicing can keep it looking brand new. Just polishing out scratches or rhodium plating restores shine as if it were new. Do this once year and it should only cost about $10-$20. In terms of style, the majority of women prefer white metal. However, rose gold can also be a great option for a bride who doesn’t mind standing out and wants to be trendy.
– Slisha Kankariya, Co-founder of Four Mine
52. Calculate your budget using an engagement ring calculator
We always suggest that people should contact a few jewelers before committing to buy their engagement ring. Contrasting multiple options will help ensure that the price is fair. You can also use the engagement ring calculator at the beginning of the engagement ring process. It will help determine your budget in order to present a good idea of how much you can afford before starting the engagement ring hunt. One more tip is that you can pay for engagement ring insurance to protect yourself if anything happens to the ring. It usually doesn’t cost more than a few dollars each month.
– Afshin Shaddaie, Owner of Estate Diamond Jewelry
53. Don’t be shy about looking for deals
I have heard firsthand from many other brides that Amazon is a great resource for wedding bands. You can find good deals there. We got our bands from Zales; after we picked them out, we waited until a promotion event or sale to order. If you get on their mailing list, they send you coupons and let you know about upcoming events.
– Alicia DeMartini
54. Think of alternatives than buying new
Save on accessories by borrowing from friends who recently tied the knot, shop consignment stores, or rent pricey jewelry at a fraction of the cost at RentTheRunway.com. I wore my grandmother’s bracelet and great grandmother’s ring on the day of my wedding. I allowed myself to buy a new set of earrings I fell in love with, which I figure I could pass on to my daughter later in life for her big day.
– Andrea Woroch
55. Opt for a ring which runs the test of time
Classic setting styles please almost everyone and will be both wearable and fashionable in the long run. Eternity bands are gorgeous but can be expensive for some. Opt for a band with diamonds not fully around the band- it will still give a stunning look but for a much more affordable price.
– Slisha Kankariya
56. Coordinate with the band
One way to stick to your budget and save on costs for your wedding music is to plan out the reception timeline with the band’s timing requirements in mind. Most bands include at least four 45-minute sets with breaks inbetween so instead of adding additional time, utilize the first set for cocktail hour! Then, work with your wedding planner to coordinate band breaks that flow smoothly with your schedule of reception events – for example, as the band finishes their second set for their break, have them announce the cake cutting and toasts since they wouldn’t be playing during that time anyways!
– Marilisa Martel Schachinger, Wedding Planner at Martel Event
57. Scout amateur bands
Hire a music group from a local college or university’s music program. Many schools have programs set up for their students to gather performance experience and make a little money. They’ll provide demonstration recordings so you can make sure they’re what you want.. And a group of talented young performers can cost a fraction of what you’d pay for professionals.
– Ethan Baron
58. Be your own DJ
Create your own music playlist and DJ the reception yourself (or have a friend be in charge of it). There are some great DJ’s out there who really know how to get a party rocking, but many of them don’t do too much else beyond managing a playlist. If your goal is to save money, see if a friend would be willing to do this for you.
– Jon Roman
59. Make a Spotify playlist
Spotify is a digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs and playlists. You can search through the database to find and create a playlist of your favorite songs to play at your reception. There are dozens of wedding and romance-themed playlists to freely access. The ad-free version is only a couple of dollars.
60. Bridal shows are the way to go
Attend bridal shows with the intention of booking a vendor. There are countless options, but choose carefully. Take your time to meet professionals, see if you vibe, then sign up for the door prizes. You’ll find that you can receive free or discounted services if you sign a contract resulting from one of these events.
– Danielle Corso
61. Own your consumer power
While we aren’t suggesting to haggle every last cent – it certainly pays to be proactive when negotiating between similarly priced vendors. Get several quotes for the same service or item. Many vendors are willing to negotiate their prices if you show evidence that their competitor is offering a comparable, but more affordable package.
62. Pay in cash (and in full if possible!)
If you have the means, offer to pay your vendors in cash, rather than credit. Many vendors appreciate being paid in cash, so will slash costs to show their thanks. Better yet if you can pay upfront, rather than in installments, as not only will this check one thing off your to-do list, but it will also give you further bargaining power.
63. Have wedding inspo on hand
Gather inspiration from places like Pinterest before meeting with vendors. Showing visual examples to prospective vendors will save both time and money. Vendors will quickly know if they can or can’t provide a similar service or product within your budgetary requirements.
– Jessica Herrington, Online Event Stylist with Clinkery.com
Don’t be afraid to ask your vendors any questions you have – there’s no such thing as a “silly question”. Clarifying matters you’re not 100% sure about could save you hundreds.
64. Get everything in writing
Arranging transport isn’t just about picking out your favorite car model. You also need to work out the location and timing of your pickups and drop offs, and any additional fees related to overtime, gratuities, and cancellations. The best way to make sure you don’t have any nasty surprises with the end price is to get it all in a written contract.
65. Book a limo half a year in advance (at least!)
Booking early will save you from scrambling to work out your transportation at the last minute. Many couples assume it will be easy to get a limo or other luxury car on demand – but the closer you leave it ‘til your big day, the more chance you’ll have to pay a hefty fee.
66. Ask if extras can be thrown in
Want to spruce up your transport without the extra cost? Many rental companies will be happy to throw in a couple of extras, like decorations, for free in order to secure your business. They may not be listed, so the only way to find out is to ask!
67. Use UberEVENTS
UberEVENTS allows you to easily organize the cost of your guests’ transportation on your wedding day, whether it’s to your ceremony, the reception, or the post-wedding brunch. You can decide exactly how much you’ll pay, in advance, by pre-determining the number and cost of rides guests can take, so you won’t be surprised at the end of the night.
Did you try any of these tips at your own wedding? Do you have any more wedding on a budget tips? Leave a comment below and join the conversation!