While we can’t stress enough how important it is to set a wedding budget and stick to it in order to keep from overspending, there’s no reason you should be forced to spend all the money you planned on. If you can think of creative ways to cut costs, by all means, go for it! In fact, we have a whole list of wedding hacks that will help you come in under budget so that you can spend the extra cash on your new life together.
1. Pass on the Programs
Many couples want to hand out wedding programs so that guests can easily follow along with the ceremony, but this isn’t always necessary. With the average ceremony lasting 45 minutes, most guests won’t see it as a huge length of time to sit down and just listen, and no one will even remember if you had programs or not. Of course, you could always opt for an alternative to the traditional printed program, such as a chalkboard display. However, if you’re having a cultural ceremony that may be confusing to guests, you should provide either a program or display to help them follow along and participate as needed.
2. Marry on a Sunday
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