If you’re in the early stages of the wedding planning process, you may be feeling slightly overwhelmed by the financial aspect of throwing a wedding. Having a budget is important, but there are a few different ways that you save some money while still having the wedding of your dreams. Let’s go over some of our favorite ways that you can cut down your wedding budget.

Digital Invitations

Sending paper invitations can be extremely expensive. Plus, digital options have a few different benefits that paper invitations don’t. Firstly, digital invitations are much, much less expensive and they still do the same job. 


Secondly, digital invitations can make it easy to collect information and keep track of who’s responded to your invitation. This can be a difficult thing to do if you choose to send paper invitations, so consider if a digital option could be the right choice for you.


If you are going to opt for paper invitations, then you could consider cutting down on the information they contain and instead sending people to your wedding website. While this may not save you thousands of dollars, it could be a way to save a little bit of money and make sure that your guests know where to go for information about your big day.

Vendor Honesty

One of the most important things you can do if you have a tight budget is to be honest with your vendors. Sharing your budget with your vendors is a great way to be sure that they know what you can pay and that they can present options that are within your range. 


With that being said, it’s not always possible for vendors to meet you in your specific price range. However, being honest and upfront is a good way to make sure that everyone’s on the same page and you’re seeing options that could be financially possible for you.

Different Days

Choosing a weekday or Sunday for your wedding might be a little bit non-traditional, but it can be an excellent way to save money. Consider looking around and thinking about other dates that might work for your big day. Some venues will be able to provide different pricing options if you choose a date that’s less popular, so keep an open mind and consider if this could be a great way for you to save some money.

Minimalist Bouquets

It’s no secret that bouquets can be expensive. Choosing a minimalist option can be an excellent way to save some money and make sure that you’re not spending too much on flowers.


If your bridesmaids are going to be carrying bouquets, then that’s another great area where you can save money. Speaking with your bridesmaids about what they envision their bouquets to be like can help you with a starting point and then you can go from there to make sure that the bouquets you pick out match perfectly with your overall wedding budget.