In the U.S., no one is immune to soaring gas prices and the cost of groceries going up – especially the couple planning their wedding! Unfortunately, inflation impacts wedding professionals and venues, making their prices go up, and those prices get passed to engaged couple… often limiting their budget flexibility.
Luckily, our team at The Pink Bride has put together our top ways to save on your wedding day! The happiest day of all days! That way, you can splurge on those extra special items you love and push your dollar the farthest it can go – without breaking the bank!
1. Make The Most of Your Wedding Photographer’s Time
Consider only booking your wedding photographer for 8 hours, leaving the right amount of time for getting ready pictures, the reveal, ceremony, and the majority of the reception. Depending on your wedding, it may be the perfect amount of images to capture your beautiful day!
Be sure to ask your photographer about second shooter discounts, if you’re having a larger wedding. Do your research and seek out an up-and-coming photographer in your area.
We have tons of southern bride, wedding day inspiration posted on our Instagram and Facebook channels, often tagging the photographer, plus other bridal wedding day vendor favorites. Be sure to follow #thepinkbride so you don’t miss out!
2. Wedding Dress Shopping? Attend a Trunk Show!
Be on the lookout for bridal stores hosting sample sales, trunk shows, or one-time worn, consignment dresses. This is a great way to save HUGE amounts of money on your dream, designer gown. The best part? Your wedding alterations professional can have it fitting you perfectly by your wedding day so our advice is start this type of searching as soon as possible for maximum savings!
3. Repurpose Ceremony Florals
Your bridesmaids’ bouquet can do more than sit awkwardly on a chair while she dances the night away, right? Let’s put it to good use! Have a dedicated family member or event staff collect any florals used during the ceremony and move them into your reception space. If you’re working with a wedding designer or florist closely, be sure to ask them for their recommendations on the best placement. Let no floral arrangement go to waste!
4. Place One Large Print Order for Invitations
If you are printing your invitations, RSVPs cards, etc. or going through a wedding invitation service, one thing is for certain: multiple orders will be more expensive than one large order. Typically, the more you order the more you save. Sit down and think through what you want to order and be on the look out for a promotion.
5. Skip the Traditional Saturday Wedding
If you really want to save on your venue, consider a Friday or Sunday wedding. We love a Sunday afternoon Brunch wedding. Bonus, if you’re getting married in the fall, you won’t have any of the guys telling you that you’re getting married during their football game! We’re looking at you Tennessee, Auburn, and Alabama fans. 😉
Save THOUSANDS in Your Wedding Budget by Attending a Pink Bride Wedding Show this Summer!
The Pink Bride Summer Show countdown is on! That means if you’re planning your wedding, you have the amazing opportunity to meet premier wedding professionals in Birmingham, Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, Chattanooga, or the Tri-Cities area. These wedding pros will be offering incentives that will save your wedding budget thousands of dollars all under one roof. In addition to discounts on packages, some wedding professionals like caterers, venues, and bridal hair stylists (just to name a few!) have offered package inclusions during the Pink Bride Wedding Show that are ONLY available to those that attend – one of the many perks of being there in person! The Pink Bride Wedding Show has everything a couple needs to plan their wedding all in ONE SHOWROOM and offers so many opportunities for cost savings on their wedding day.
Find The Pink Bride Wedding Show nearest you on your calendar by clicking on your city here, invite your “I DO Crew”, and be sure to follow us on social for updates. Saving money on your wedding day has never been more fabulously fun!