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Planning your dream wedding doesn't have to come with a daunting price tag. With some genius and strategic thinking, you can have the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank. And, to help you ensure that every penny is spent wisely, we’ve come up with a list of ways you can save money.

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Genius Ways to Save Money at Your Wedding

1. Set a Realistic Budget

The first step for saving money and not spending a huge sum is to set a realistic budget. While it may be tempting to splurge on things and go grander, you will regret your decision later on. So, decide on a reasonable budget and stick to it at all costs.

2. Decide What is Important for You

For some splurging on the photographer might be the right call but for others food is king. It is crucial to decide what is important for you and then spend more money on that element. Remember, you can compromise on irrelevant elements and go big on the ones you prefer!

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3. Choose an Off-Season Wedding Date

Opt for an off-peak wedding season or choose a weekday for your celebration. Naturally, you will get higher prices if you decide to get hitched when a plethora of people are also planning on tying the knot. venues and vendors often offer discounts during less popular times, allowing you to allocate your budget more strategically.

4. A Smaller Guest List Will Go a Long Way

There is no end to inviting guests when it comes to a wedding but it is crucial to stick to a smaller guest list if you want to save some bucks. The smaller the guest list, the better budgeting you can do with the overall wedding!

5. Digital Invites

It’s time to ditch wedding invite boxes and switch to digital invites instead. You will save a lot of money and time that you can spend on other important things. Various online platforms offer beautifully designed digital invites, allowing you to stick to your budget.

6. Minimalist Decor

Did you know that maximum money is spent on the wedding decor? This is the one area where your estimated budget is bound to exceed. But, if you think and plan wisely, you can stick to minimalistic decor and save money. Explore decor elements that will give a grand look but won’t burn a hole in your pocket!

7. Don’t Run After Brands

If you truly want to save money on your wedding then get ready to say goodbye to brands. Whether we talk about a designer lehenga or wedding vendors who have become popular, you’ve gotta look away and opt for up-and-coming brands and vendors in your budget. With the fresher vendors, you will have scope for negotiations that will lead to you saving big bucks!

8. Negotiate Like Your Life Depends on It

Negotiate with vendors, clothing brands, renters, and whoever else you speak to for even the smallest wedding details when it comes to the cost. Depending on any family member or your negotiation skills, you can save a lot of money.

9. DIY as Much as You Can

If we’ve learned anything over the years, we’ve learned that D.I.Ying stuff can lead to people saving their money and sticking to the budget. Go for quirky elements that will be pleasing and won’t cost a lot. While it may require more time and attention to detail if you’re up for the task, we promise you’ll be pretty happy with the overall cost!

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Genius Ways to Save Money at Your Wedding

by Shweghna Gursahaney

Genius Ways to Save Money at Your Wedding