With inflation, supply chain issues and a limited workforce, wedding costs are on the rise and there’s no telling what the future will hold. Setting and sticking to a budget is a great way to manage your wedding expenses during these uncertain times. Luckily, there are a lot of different ways you can save money and stay on budget as you plan your wedding. Here are some of our Omaha weddings experts’ tips to cut your wedding costs in 2022 and beyond!
1. Choose unpopular dates/times
Consider costs prior to saving the date. In agreement with the laws of supply and demand, because spring and summer weddings are favored, fees are often much higher. Hosting your wedding in the “off-season” will help you save a lot of money in the long run. Do also avoid hosting on Saturdays as they are the most popular days and more expensive by default.
2. Keep it intimate
‘The more, the merrier’ is not the case when it comes to budgeting for your wedding. The more guests you host, the more mouths you have to feed, space you have to accommodate, and overall more money you have to spend. If you want to save money, be more selective with your guest list. Stick to your closest family and friends and limit plus ones to a minimum.
3. Save on printing
Printed materials such as your save-the-dates and wedding invitations can eat away at your wedding budget quickly. Save money by sticking to electronic invitations. Let’s face it, your prints will likely stay on the fridge for a month before they end up in the trash. Why waste the money and resources?
You can make your online invite just as pretty, allow your guests to quickly and easily respond electronically and save paper, in more ways than one! If you’re unwilling to give up your physical print materials, you can still save money by forgoing a professional and doing them yourself, and by limiting invites to one per family rather than per individual.
4. Shop smart
When it comes to shopping for your wedding, think: second-hand and in-season. Whether it be your wedding clothes and accessories or your decor, secondhand and thrift stores can be a great resource to purchase your wedding materials for a low price. As for your flowers and food, selecting things that are in-season can also help you stay on budget.
5. Choose the right venue
Not only should you compare the fees of several wedding venues, but you should consider their overall value. Prioritize finding a venue with packages that include the equipment and services you would otherwise have to rent such as tables, chairs and event coordinating.
Having both your ceremony and reception at one place can save you money as most venues offer package discounts. You will also save on transportation costs to go from one venue to another as well as decorating costs - and the more beautiful and scenic the venue, the less money you’ll have to spend on decorations!
Hosting a wedding in these difficult times is expensive, and saving every last dollar counts. Cut costs using these tips from our Omaha weddings experts and when you host your wedding at The Club at Indian Creek. Our wedding packages provide everything you need to host your dream wedding on your dream budget despite inflated costs. Contact us to book our wedding venue today!