Budget-Friendly Wedding Planning: Tips for Saving Without Sacrificing Style

Planning a wedding on a budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style! By dividing your expenses into two categories—where to save and where to splurge—you can have a stunning wedding that your guests will talk about for years to come.

In this blog, we share our findings after hosting hundreds of weddings.

Micro-Weddings: Our New Favorite Trend 

Do you want to cut down on overall expenses? One way to do that is by having a smaller guest list! Micro-weddings are gaining popularity and are a favorite at our private venue, Grazina.

Instead of inviting over 200 extended friends and family, consider celebrating with an intimate group of around 100 guests. This approach allows you to spend more time with each guest and significantly lowers overall costs.

Photography by:@lindseytopham

Simplify Your Florals

We all love a gorgeous table, but you can save a lot by opting for candles or bud vases instead of elaborate floral arrangements. A few simple, beautiful flowers on the table can make a big impact without breaking the bank. And if your venue is already stunning, like Grazina, you won’t need much else!

Embrace the Wedding Brunch

Hear us out on this one… Wedding BRUNCH. Who doesn’t love a Sunday brunch? Say “I do,” then hit the waffle bar and toast with mimosas. A brunch wedding can be just as magical as an evening affair and often costs less as venues are less booked during these times.

More Tips for Saving

1. Venue Choice: Look for nontraditional venues like Grazina. We are your one-stop shop for food, service, furniture, and more.

2. Digital Invites: Send digital invitations to go green and save on printing costs. This also makes RSVPS way easier.

3. Off-Peak Season: Get married in the off-peak season. Venues and vendors often offer discounts for weddings held in the winter months or on weekdays.

4. Thrift and Upcycle: Check out thrift stores for unique decor items or upcycle things you already have. A little creativity goes a long way!

5. Hire a New Photographer: Consider hiring a talented, up-and-coming photographer who may offer lower rates to build their portfolio.

Remember, your wedding is about celebrating love and commitment. With a little creativity and some strategic planning, you can have the wedding of your dreams without the hefty price tag. 

Happy planning!


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