In this day in age, everyone is prioritizing their education, work, and saving money. Millennial couples are now getting married later in life due to these life factors. Where does that leave room for a beautiful extravagant wedding of your dreams? The wedding that you have been planning for a small child. Often, when the time does come to plan your wedding, the costs of every little detail that you did not think of add up. If the cost of your dream wedding gets you down, don’t worry here we at Galuppi’s have helped hundreds of couples make their dreams come true. We always strive to help our couples stay within their budget and still have a beautiful wedding. So today we would like to share some of our advice as we believe a little bit of creativity, planning, and help, there are great ways that you can still have a beautiful wedding on a budget. If you are a bride, mother of the bride or wedding planner who needs some tips on saving for the big day, check out our top tips below.
Choose the Wedding Venue with a Ceremony Location
Having your wedding ceremony and reception at one location is an excellent idea for many reasons. First of all, you won’t need to decorate both places, and you can easily reuse flowers from the ceremony location to an indoor reception. The venue may also have a beautiful outdoor scenery that doesn’t require any additional decor. Check with your wedding venue to see if they offer a decor package.
Secondly, you won’t need to transport your wedding party from one location to another and you can utilize the money saved from the limo with other important aspects of making your wedding beautiful. Last but not least, this will also allow more time for photos as you won’t lose time commuting. You can even venture out to a nearby beach for gorgeous Florida beach photos. Furthermore, you can even participate in your cocktail hour. Overall getting married at the same place as your reception can save you lots of time, money and hassle.
Save on Centerpieces
Who knew flowers cost so much! Luckily we work with a great florist that offers affordable centerpieces and here are some floral arrangement props that can help you save a lot of money. Dollar stores can be a terrific place to find items for a DIY centerpiece.
- Mason jars
- Tin Cans
- Seasonal Items like pine cones, cotton, fall-related decor, white Christmas lights
Adding fresh fruit can be an inexpensive way to decorate your centerpieces while making them beautiful. You can use lemons, grapes, and even strawberries. Smaller floral arrangements, candles, and other DIY touches can make your wedding day look amazing. Flea markets and craft stores can provide incredible inspiration for your big day.
Inclusive Packages for Photo & Video
Photographers who also offer video will have bundle packages where you save a good % of your total photography package. Additionally, check if your wedding venue works with any photographers that have a special rate. Here at Galuppi’s, we offer all-inclusive wedding packages and provide gorgeous photography. Call us today to find out more about our packages and services. 954-785-0206.
Skip Wedding Favors & Bridal Party Gifts
If you have attended a few weddings, you will find that it is rare to have a memorable or practical wedding favor. The custom printed boxes get tossed, and no one really remembers the wedding favors. Opt for having a candy station instead. Wedding guests will feel they are leaving with a sweet treat, and your pocket will thank you. Plus it looks accentuates the room decor and looks great in photos.
Your bridal party does deserve some thank you or pampering, but the whole gift-giving is getting a bit much. One idea is to offer an experience instead of a gift. You can host a BBQ, have a day outing or night outing attending a live music event, and offer them an experience instead of gifts.
Cut down your guest list
Your wedding day is unique, and it should have your closest friends and family. If budget is an issue, then consider and reconsider who you will invite for your wedding. This is an exceptional day for you or your loved one, so having the most important people there is critical.
Have an outdoor ceremony
As stated by Wedding Wire,
“When it comes to saving money on your wedding, there’s nothing like natural décor. If you’re envisioning a ceremony accentuated by tons of lush flowers and greenery, consider getting married in a beautiful garden or park instead of paying top-dollar to haul all that natural beauty indoors.”
Here at Galluppi’s, we have added an outdoor ceremony area so our brides can enjoy the lake view setting for their special ceremony. It has a rustic yet chic vibe to it and makes for great photos.
Rent Your Wedding Dress
I remember when I bought my wedding dress and how I loved that I was able to find one under a grand. This was 15 years ago, and wedding dress prices sure have gone up. Yes, you can find some affordable ones, but you will need to dig. I do wish I would have had the option to rent my wedding dress because I never wore it again and I did not find anyone to buy it after. I ended up giving it away to donations.
Consider Getting Married on a Weekday or Sunday
Many wedding venues will have a cheaper reception package if you get married during the week or on a Sunday.
Overall there are many creative ways to save on your big day. If you are looking for a wedding venue in South Florida, give us a call today. We offer many packages and work with all kinds of budgets.