Trendsgirl’s Limor Suss reveals ways how you can save on your wedding.
1) Invitations – Go Digital! While you may still want to get paper invitations for the actual wedding, you can go digital for events surrounding the wedding such as save the date cards, engagement party, bridal shower, bachelor/bachelorette party, etc – but that doesn’t mean you need to send out a Facebook event, send a digital invitation on sites like PaperlessPost, still looks chic but most options are free unless you want special add ons. *You can still send grandma or the older non-digital people a paper invite that you can print at home. For the actual wedding, you can get nice invitations at all price points online at sites like minted.com, stationary stores will be more expensive, but you can go in there to get inspiration.
2) Save on the dress – you can rent white gowns and wedding day accessories on Rent the Runway, or you can get fashionable dresses that are much more affordable at David’s Bridal. A tip is to add accessories like a beaded belt versus having one that’s already sown on.
- You can rent your veil, embellished belt, clutch, bridesmaid dresses or even wedding dress on Rent the Runway
- You can even rent for the events leading up to your wedding like your bridal shower, engagement party or rehearsal dinner
- They have a wedding membership – You get 3 rentals (including back-up size and accessory) for a set price of $250.
Making something yourself will cost you a fraction of the price. And you don’t have to be Martha Stewart to make these things.
3) Wedding Favors – You can save money by making your own wedding favors, just fill up a glass jar with some colorful chocolate. Also, if you want to buy something, try corporate sites that sell in bulk vs. wedding sites.
4) Set up photo props with some Polaroid cameras instead of getting an expensive photo booth. Set up a scrapbook so friends can leave the pictures they took with a note and they can take some pics home.
5) Print your own menus, programs, seating table cards etc at home. Don’t have a printer? Go to an office supply store.