Ideas to Save you Money on Your Wedding and Reception
Many people think that the planning of a wedding has to be an expensive affair. It really doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of resources you can tap into in order to make your wedding affordable and great. First of all, you should know that people who attend your wedding really will not be scrutinizing your decorations, reception, the location, etc. They are there to celebrate your big day and as long as they have fun, they will be happy.
Invitations do not have to be made at a fancy printing place. You can create your own on your computer, save it on a USB stick and take it to Office Max to make color copies for pennies. You can save extra money by sending out electronic Evites online. When it comes to decorations, you can actually save hundreds of dollars by shopping at Dollar Tree or its online website. Everything is only $1 and many items come in groups of items, all for $1. They even have a special section for weddings.
Look in Craigslist for an affordable DJ or ask a family friend if they would do it for a discounted price. You can even eliminate a DJ all together and just hook up an iPod to speakers. If you do this option, be sure to choose a very large playlist so you will never have to get up and change the music. Even your wedding attire can be inexpensive. Places like Ross Dress For Less and Burlington Coat Factory sell white evening gowns and other evening attire for under $100 each, sometimes even less than $50.