7 Smart Ways To Stretch Your Wedding Budget

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If you are getting married this year and want to stretch your wedding budget, it’s gonna be tricky as allocating funds is perhaps one of the hardest things to do and everything seems so important here. Here are some recommendations that you may use to keep your wedding amazing without wasting too much money. Let’s begin!

Make Large Purchases Do Double Duty

Many couples are starting to put together a home when they are getting married, and it means that your new home can help you. you may use various furniture, décor and other items from it at your wedding, so you won’t have to hire many props and other stuff.

Maximize Delivery Times

Look for a venue that allows you to set up the day before and break down the day after. This might be a challenge but it will save you lots of money as labor and delivery fees will be much cheaper. It also allows you to bring in personal items or creative projects. It’s great to have time (even for a planner) to get all of those elements installed.

Go Greenery

Save the big, expensive blooms for your bridal bouquet and have your bridesmaids carry all green bouquets. This can drastically cut down your floral proposal, especially if you have several bridesmaids. You can also prefer greenery for reception décor as it will be much cheaper.

a tall greenery centerpiece is a cool statement idea that won't require much money

a tall greenery centerpiece is a cool statement idea that won't require much money

a cute wedding decoration of a wooden ladder with lights and greenery for a rustic wedding

a cute wedding decoration of a wooden ladder with lights and greenery for a rustic wedding

a statement greenery chandelier with hanging elements takes over the whole reception space

a statement greenery chandelier with hanging elements takes over the whole reception space

lush greenery centerpieces in bottles and a greenery runner make up cool decor for a modern wedding

lush greenery centerpieces in bottles and a greenery runner make up cool decor for a modern wedding

a gorgeous wedding ceremony space with greenery on the aisle and greenery and blooms on the faux mantel

a gorgeous wedding ceremony space with greenery on the aisle and greenery and blooms on the faux mantel

lush greenery garlands over the reception make the space stunning and you won't need much money

lush greenery garlands over the reception make the space stunning and you won't need much money

a greenery wedding bouquet with plenty of texture is a creative idea to get a stunning bouquet and not to waste money

a greenery wedding bouquet with plenty of texture is a creative idea to get a stunning bouquet and not to waste money

a lush and textural greenery wedding bouquet and twigs plus blue ribbons is a chic idea

a lush and textural greenery wedding bouquet and twigs plus blue ribbons is a chic idea

Save Money With Sustainable Options

Sustainability is great not only for your budget but also for our planet! Opt for reusable, recyclable or compostable materials instead of plastics that will linger on the planet for decades to come. It’s so easy! Use wooden/bamboo drink stirrers instead of plastic ones, choose recycled paper for invitation suites and day-of goods! Use paper confetti instead of cellophane, or maybe opt for a fabric or wood welcome sign instead of something acrylic.

signature drinks with raspberies and wooden drink stirrers with gold glitter tops are amazing

signature drinks with raspberies and wooden drink stirrers with gold glitter tops are amazing

signature wedding drinks in copper mugs and with wooden drink stirrers with monograms

signature wedding drinks in copper mugs and with wooden drink stirrers with monograms

prefer a wooden or plywood sign instead of acrylic ones to make the decor more sustainable

prefer a wooden or plywood sign instead of acrylic ones to make the decor more sustainable

a chic wedding centerpiece of greenery and succulents in pots is a cute and sustainable idea for your wedding

a chic wedding centerpiece of greenery and succulents in pots is a cute and sustainable idea for your wedding

a wedding table runner composed of potted blooms and greenery is a cool sustainable idea to rock

a wedding table runner composed of potted blooms and greenery is a cool sustainable idea to rock

potted greenery and candles make up cool and chic modern wedding centerpieces with sustainability

potted greenery and candles make up cool and chic modern wedding centerpieces with sustainability

potted plants and succulents make up a simple and cool wedding centerpiece, which is sustainable

potted plants and succulents make up a simple and cool wedding centerpiece, which is sustainable

Repurpose Your Statement Florals

Statement floral pieces always make stunning aesthetic impacts; however, there might not be room in the budget for every floral installation you’d like. An arch during the vows could then be repurposed as decor for the head table, for example.

a wedding arch repurposed into a decoration to highlight the wedding cake table

a wedding arch repurposed into a decoration to highlight the wedding cake table

a wedding arch that highlights the sweetheart table, a good idea to save your money

a wedding arch that highlights the sweetheart table, a good idea to save your money

a wedding arch placed behind the sweetheart table to highlight it as much as possible

a wedding arch placed behind the sweetheart table to highlight it as much as possible

Choose Edible And Drinkable Wedding Favors

Unless your guests can eat or drink it, it’s usually a waste of money. Unfortunately, most wedding favors that can’t be consumed are left behind. Don’t waste your money on such favors and choose something timeless and crowd-pleasing.

delicious white chocolate in boxes is a stylish and delicious wedding favor idea to try

delicious white chocolate in boxes is a stylish and delicious wedding favor idea to try

glazed donuts in boxes with sheer tops are nice edible favors that will be loved by all the guests

glazed donuts in boxes with sheer tops are nice edible favors that will be loved by all the guests

mini chocolate boxes are always good favors that will make everyone happy

mini chocolate boxes are always good favors that will make everyone happy

your favorite alcohol with tags is a cool idea for a wedding, if it's not with kids

your favorite alcohol with tags is a cool idea for a wedding, if it's not with kids

mini wine bottles are nice wedding favors that will be loved by most guests

mini wine bottles are nice wedding favors that will be loved by most guests

make herbed olive oil yourself and delight your guests with it

make herbed olive oil yourself and delight your guests with it

chocolate coffee beans are cool and quirky edible wedding favors that will be loved by many people

chocolate coffee beans are cool and quirky edible wedding favors that will be loved by many people