A wedding is a very expensive affair. Some couples, while they may have the money for an extravagant wedding, might prefer to save some of that money for other things, like vacations or a future dream home. If you’d like to control your spending, consider some ways to achieve low-cost elegance for your wedding day.
Use Digital Invitations
A few people may raise their eyebrows at a digital invitation, but most people don’t mind it at all! You can spend a little extra on custom art and superior design without having the extra cost of paper and postage. Plus, digital wedding invitations allow you to quickly and easily send reminders and monitor RSVPs. And if you have family members or friends who might prefer a hard copy of the invitation, you can always have a few printed for that purpose.
Choose a Beautiful Venue
When you select a gorgeous venue like Nanina’s in the Park, you can take full advantage of the stunning interior and the natural beauty of the grounds. You’ll get all the benefits of an elegant ambiance, and you won’t have to purchase as many wedding decorations or flowers.
Be Flexible with the Flowers
Flowers can take up a large portion of your wedding budget. As mentioned, you can get away with fewer flowers when you have a beautiful venue. And you can also work with your florist to minimize pricey blooms and include local, seasonal flowers instead. If you’re flexible and willing to use what’s readily available, you can save a surprising amount on the cost of flowers.
DIY the Wedding Favors and Decor Items
If you have a few friends who are craft-savvy and good at DIY projects, you can save on the wedding favors. Thrift store finds, dollar store deals, and metallic spray paint can go a long way toward creating a lovely tablescape or charming favors. Check Pinterest and similar sites for inspiration and customize the favors and decor to the theme and color palette of your wedding.
Shop Sales for the Ensembles
Believe it or not, you can find incredibly stunning wedding gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses, and more when you shop sales at local boutiques and stores. Check places that are clearing out inventory or off-season stock. You may even find your dream dress second-hand at a local shop or through an online sales site. After all, the dress has only been worn once—why not give it a second life?
Use an Onsite Caterer
At Nanina’s in the Park, we offer onsite, in-house, five-star catering. Using an onsite caterer typically saves money, since there are no extra fees for transporting the food. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the caterer being late! Everything is at hand, convenient, and high-quality.
All our wedding menus are designed with elegance in mind, and the presentation is always beautiful. If you have budget concerns, talk to your contact at Nanina’s in the Park. We offer a few different options so you can select the one that best fits your budget and your aesthetic preferences.