First thing that I would recommend doing is to sit down with your fianc© and prioritize where youâ€™d like to spend your money; whatâ€™s most important to you: is that your food is the core, is that the entertainment. Think about whatâ€™s the most important. In that way, youâ€™ll know how to save your money correctly.
The second thing that I would recommend you do would be to reduce the size of your guests list. The more guests you have the more money you are going to spend overall. A lot of the times I do budgeting with my clients. I show the cost per guest average on how much money they are going to spend and sometimes their jaws drop on the floor when they see how much money they are spending for one person to come to their wedding.
The third thing that I would recommend you do is that we need to look at alternative days to get married. Most people think: Iâ€™m getting married on a Saturday evening. You can save money by getting married on a Saturday afternoon, a Sunday or weekday. The best how you are going to get is getting married on a weekday. Most places have availability and Iâ€™ll work with you on your budget.
My forth tip would be to choose an off-season date. A lot of people who want to get married along the coast like to choose May and October. That would be the off-season out of the desert. So if you are going to have a desert wedding, choose it in a warm month. If you are going to have it along the coast, choose it to do a cold month. You are going to save thousands of dollars by choosing an off-season date.