There has always been this belief you HAVE to spend a small fortune for your wedding night. If you’re not riding in on a horse made out of gold that shoots flames out of its nostrils, then you’re doing it wrong. I’m here to tell you that being frugal about your wedding is not a bad thing at all. I mean think about it, you could use all the extra money for anything you and your fiancé’s little heart desires! Let me help you with some ideas that can save you money, time and a lot of stress!

Tip 1: Invitations

Why pay thousands on personalized invitations that most of your guests will probably throw away after your wedding? For a cheaper alternative, use an invitation kit online and make them yourself. The kits come with everything needed to make your invitations look classy and elegant, all from the comfort of your own computer.

Tip 2: Flowers

A cost efficient way of having flowers in your wedding is buying artificial ones. One bouquet of fake flowers will cost you almost half the price of real ones. They look just as nice and won’t wilt if not taken care of properly.

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Tip 3: Catering

The average cost for a catered wedding is about $68 per person. Let’s say that you have 10 guests, that’s already over $600 and that’s not even including you and your fiancé! But don’t fret, you could cut that bill pretty drastically if you went with any of our catering options! Starting at $29.00 per person, how could you go any other way? #shamelessplug1. Another way to save money would be to hire a local family owned restaurant. They tend to be more understanding of your budget needs and will almost always go the extra mile for you.

Tip 4: Display the vendor’s business cards

Many businesses will happily reduce their rates in exchange for advertisement. You can offer to leave their business cards at each guest table, the bar or wherever in exchange for a reduced price.

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Tip 5: The Venue

One of the biggest expenses for any wedding is the venue. If you’re on a budget, consider having the wedding at your own home or a public park. Having an outdoor wedding is always refreshing and offers a beautiful view. If the weather is not working in your favor, plan for a tent or check out the many rooms available here at the Antelope Valley Fair & Event Center #shamelessplug2.

These are just some ideas that can help anyone who is trying to have a wedding on a budget. I hope this inspired you to think of money savings alternatives for your own wedding.

Oh! One more thing, if you need help exploring the many options regarding cakes, photographers, etc. for your own wedding, check out the 14th Annual Bridal Show at the A.V. Fair & Event Center. Find details here.


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