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Planning a dream wedding can be expensive. From the venue and catering to the dress and decorations, the costs can quickly add up and leave you feeling overwhelmed. However, with some strategic planning and a little creativity, you can save money without sacrificing your wedding dreams. 

At Windows on the Water, we host a variety of weddings, from the more intimate to the extravagant. We are confident that we can help you plan your wedding to meet your needs.

6 Ways to Save For Your Wedding

Some of the best ways to save for your wedding day without compromising on your dreams include:

Limiting Your Guest List

By keeping your guest count conservative and intimate, you can reduce costs associated with catering, rentals, and venue capacity. This approach allows you to prioritize quality over quantity for a meaningful celebration.

A smaller guest list also enables you to spend more to enhance the guest experience for those in attendance, such as personalized favors or upgraded amenities. This could include planning unique entertainment options or creating a themed brunch for the next day.

Having Your Wedding on Less Popular Days of the Week

When planning your dream wedding, one way to save without sacrificing is to consider other days of the week for your celebration. Opting for a Friday or Sunday wedding can often result in cost savings compared to a Saturday event, which is typically the most popular day for weddings. Many venues and vendors also offer discounted rates for weekday weddings, allowing you to cut costs without compromising on your vision.

Using Your Wedding Website

Instead of printing out traditional paper invitations and RSVP cards, create a sleek and informative wedding website where guests can find all the details they need for your special day. This not only reduces printing and postage costs but also adds a modern and convenient touch to your wedding planning.

You can include important information such as directions, accommodation options, and even a virtual guest book on your website, making it a one-stop resource for your guests. 

Skipping Save-the-Date Cards

While save-the-dates can be a thoughtful gesture to announce your wedding date in advance, they are not a mandatory part of the wedding planning process. By forgoing this additional stationery expense, you can save on printing and postage costs.

Instead of save-the-dates, consider sending out your formal invitations earlier to give your guests ample notice of your upcoming wedding. You can also utilize digital communication channels to inform your guests of the date.

Saving on Bouquets

When looking for ways to cut costs, consider simpler bridesmaid bouquets. Opting for simple and elegant floral arrangements for your bridal party can be both cost-effective and stylish. By choosing seasonal blooms or greenery, you can create a chic and modern look while saving on floral expenses. 

Passing on the Linens

While table linens can add elegance to your decor, opting for bare tables or minimalist table runners can create a sleek and modern look for your reception space. This simple yet impactful choice can help you cut costs without compromising on style. Consider alternative ways to add texture and color to your table settings, such as with charger plates or unique centerpieces. Also, by forgoing traditional linens, you can save on rental and cleaning fees.

Opting for Plated Meals Instead of a Buffet

Opting for a plated meal over a buffet saves money without sacrificing quality. While buffets can offer variety, plated meals are often more cost-effective, as they require less food overall. This choice not only helps you manage your catering budget but also adds a touch of elegance to your reception.

By focusing on quality rather than quantity, you can create a memorable culinary experience that aligns with your vision for the perfect wedding without exceeding your budget.

Save by Selecting the Right Wedding Venue

By being strategic and thoughtful in your planning, you can have the wedding of your dreams without sacrificing your financial goals. By choosing a beautiful wedding venue as your background, you can rely on wedding decorations less. 

Call Windows on the Water at (609) 208-9475 or submit our contact form to schedule a tour to see why brides love us.