The average cost for a wedding in the U.S. in 2019 is 38,700, according to Wedding Wire… YIKES!
I mean, I get it.. everybody wants a beautiful wedding but there are ways to have a dream wedding and stay on budget.
So… let’s cut costs?
Here are 3 simple tips to help you save over $1,000!
1. Skip the Champagne Toast!
For a wedding of 150 people you would need to get 36 bottles of Champagne. Depending on the price of the champagne you chose, it will be at least $200!
On top of that.. depending on your venue, they could charge corking fees, pouring fees or flute rentals!
Most people prefer to drink their own cocktails anyways, that way they don’t mix alcohol.
2. Skip the Wedding Cake!
The average wedding cake cost is $500.
I’m not joking. If you say the word “wedding” to a bakery the price automatically triples.
My advice is to do a small cutting cake for photos and skip the big traditional cake…Because who really eats it anyways? Most people get so busy dancing (…and drinking) that they forget to eat the cake!
*Extra tip…tell the bakery your getting an anniversary cake, then they won’t upcharge you 😉
Have some form of treats other than the cake, such as a candy bar, s’mores, or cake pops! Have fun with it and get something that iou and your fiancé both really love! We had a donut truck.. and it was still cheaper than cake! Trust me, your guests will be happy to skip this tradition.
3. Wedding Favors
Depending on what kind you get, the average price is $2 per favor. So again, for a wedding of 150 guests, you would be looking at $300 minimum!
SO, you could skip them all together. OR, you can wrap up cookies, candies or a fun dessert as a take home gift! THEN you will kill two birds with one stone, dessert and a wedding favor!
Total Wedding Savings: $1,000
That’s AL about saving your wedding budget!