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Wedding or Bust – How to Save Money on Your Big Day

Weddings can be the best day of your life, but they can also be expensive. As you’re looking for ways to save and stay on budget, consider these tips.

Focus on What’s Important to You
As you become further entrenched in the countless options – personalized hangers, magazine-worthy table settings, and so on – staying on budget can become disheartening. Pick a couple elements of your wedding that are very important to you and plan your budget around those

Keep Your Guest List Short
Planning your wedding is a great reminder of just how many people you know and love. The number of guests, however, drives up the costs significantly, contributing to spendy decisions like the size of your venue, seating and table-setting rentals, florals, and catering. For example, if the cost per guest is $230 and the national average for number of guests is 130, cutting that number down to 100 guests could save you almost $7,000.

Use Workarounds for Costly Items

  • Your Florist: A few flower swaps can add up to big savings. Peonies, for example, tend to be a big splurge, but they can be swapped for cheaper blooms that have the same wow factor. A monochromatic floral theme may save you money if your florist can order same-color flowers in bulk.
  • Your Caterer: If kids are coming to your wedding, ask your caterer about kid-friendly menu items that are less expensive.
  • Your Venue: Picking an off-season wedding date or a lesser-booked day of the week is a well-known way to save. But did you know that you can likely reuse the chairs from your ceremony for your reception? You may have to pay a moving fee, but it will likely be less than renting double the number of chairs.

Stay on Budget with a Personal Loan!
If you need help covering the cost of your wedding, a personal loan is typically a better option that a high-interest credit card. UNCLE is currently offering a special anniversary rate as low as 6.50% on personal loans through June 2022. Learn more and apply online today. We understand how stressful it can be to finance an important event – like a wedding or family vacation. Simplify the process with a low-rate personal loan from us and save a bundle on interest!

Sources:
valuepenguin.com/average-cost-of-wedding#average
theknot.com/content/average-wedding-guest-list-size

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