If you are planning a wedding the burden of cost is the highest burden of that period. It is one thing to fantasize about your wedding day, it’s another thing to actually bring that dream into reality.

The average cost of a wedding is as high as $10,000 by one estimate and depending on where you live, you could spend higher or lower. This is higher than the median household income. But there are ways to cut wedding costs without looking cheap. If you are determined to keep your wedding costs in check despite the various pressures to spend big, here are a few suggestions.

1)Cut Down on the Number of Guests

Size matters. The number one thing you can do to keep your wedding costs down is to keep your guest list down, Average spending per guest reached $67.

If that sounds like a lot, remember that each invitee gets an invitation card, a catered meal, a piece of very pricey cake, and a whole lot of drinks, a take home pack, transportation in some cases, accommodation —and that's without a lot of frills.
If you put a control on the number of guest, your potential savings from a smaller ceremony are clear.

2)Be Creative

Another way to save is to be flexible about timing and the style of wedding.  Saturday evening weddings tend to be the most expensive, since they usually involve a dinner reception and event spaces often charge more for that time. Fridays, Sundays and Public holidays are cool days to fix your weddings too.
June (Mid-Year) and December (End of the year) are the most popular months for weddings, so vendors may be more willing to negotiate if you are talking to them at other times of the year.
Time of day can make a big difference too. A buffet lunch is less expensive to provide than a sit-down dinner—and appetizers and champagne in the afternoon cost even less.

3)Compare Your Options

The Internet is your frenemy when it comes to wedding planning. Websites will be full of enticing images of all kinds of wedding paraphernalia—with no price tags attached.
There are also lots of sites that point to ways to save. corahub.com gives you the opportunity to explore various vendors and compare prices. Corahub also offers tips on how best you can go about planning your other events

4) Stay in Season

It's possible to spend a bundle on flowers for a wedding, when you realize that you'll need blooms for the bride, the ends of the aisles, the centrepieces, and more.
If you stick with flowers that are in season, your costs will come way down. In the same way food items that are also in season should top the menu.

5) Do It Yourself

If you are at all handy, you can save significantly by creating some of your wedding items yourself. For example, numerous websites offer options for printing your own invitations and save-the-date notices.
While prices on many of the custom items you'll buy, like a gown and veil, are on the rise, "things that can be easily customized like invitations, ribbons etc.
You can also use a Website to help you personalize your big day. Websites like corahub.com can help publish your love story and also create a unique website for your wedding at very affordable cost.

6) Non-conventional reception

You don't have to spend a fortune on an elaborate catering hall. There are many other kinds of places where you can have a lovely ceremony or reception.
In the right season, municipal parks and beaches can be great options—and they offer a beautiful backdrop for your photos as well. Churches usually have reception halls where you can celebrate after you exchange vows. Some restaurants can host wonderful receptions as well.

7) Keep the Food Casual

There is no law saying you have to serve rice a three cause meal. An informal menu of comfort food, like Salad and fried beef, can add an element of fun.
If your heritage includes traditional cuisine, serving some of your favorite traditional dishes helps to personalize your event. Looking for a wedding favour? How about going all traditional and homemade, It for family and friends after all.

8) Keep Your Eye on the Prize

The biggest savings suggestion? Focus on what you're doing, not the things you'll have around you. Your spouse is the most important focus of the day. Perfect flowers or not your wedding day is likely to be magical with the right person by your side.

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  1. My wedding sha... Strictly on IV only 50 persons 😂😂😂

  2. Very interesting piece, this is the way to go. Cut down on the number of guests and be as creative as ever, don't do your weddings to impress people so long as you and your spouse are in agreement it's a done deal.