Wedding Ceremony Saver Tips

Are you interested in wedding for less but still want a beautiful ceremony? Look no further, here are some tips to save costs on your big day!

Buy your flowers in bulk. Flowers in bulk are less expensive and you control the way they look by putting your bouquets, corsages, and boutonierres together. This is a great pre-wedding activity that will help you bond with your bridesmaids, mother and mother-in-law.

Look for local talent. When searching for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception music, local musicians are a great choice. Try looking for local musical talent at a nearby university or music conservatory. Students and music teachers are always looking to book their next event and are often less expensive then professional groups with just as much talent.

Try making your own ceremony programs. Many copy centers offer beautiful papers that you can accent with dried flowers or cut outs to fit your theme. Or if your guest list is small enough and you have a quality printer, you can make them at home. These programs are often just as beautiful and special as programs that are purchased.

Book your ceremony site and reception site at the same place. You can often get a discount if you book the same site for both. This will make it easier for guests to find both the ceremony and the reception and give you more time for pictures to be taken after the ceremony. This works great for outdoor weddings at parks or beaches and indoor weddings at churches.

Do you have more cost saving tips? Share them by emailing me.

Packing tips

As your big day nears, don’t forget to pack the following for your honeymoon or destination wedding:

  • Passport / driver’s license
  • Vendor contract copies
  • Travel itineraries and travel reservation confirmations
  • Marriage license
  • ATM card, credit cards, and cash for tips
  • Vendor, doctor, pet or house sitter, credit card phone numbers
  • Prescription medicine in the original bottle
  • Cell phone
  • Computer or planning book and file
  • Makeup
  • Jewelry and rings
  • Your vows
  • Wedding emergency kit
  • Extra underwear and garter
  • Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue
  • Nail polish and polish remover
  • Eye drops
  • Handkerchief or tissues