It seems like every season is wedding season in Utah.
Weddings can be expensive and scrimping on the big day can difficult.
To help, we've compiled a list of some practical ways you can save on your wedding, according to weddings.about.com
Don't invite anyone you haven't talked to in five years. This will lower the cost for catering, favors, rentals, centerpieces, and more.
Forget about the inner envelope and blotter paper. Instead of having a reply card, ask guests to respond vial email or telephone. Doing this will decrease the money you spend on postage and on printing.
If you're a size 6, 8, or 10, then sample sales, which typically happen once a year, can help you get a designer dress for a very low price. Online websites such as eBay and Craigslist may have deals on wedding dresses.
Having the wedding on a weeknight, instead of a weekend, is less expensive because there is less demand. As a consequence, vendors will often provide a discounted rate.
For religious weddings, having your wedding close to a major holiday is a good idea, because the church will already be decorated. Otherwise, make things simple. A candlelit ceremony is inexpensive and can be romantic.
Pooling resources from friends and family can save a good deal of money. Think of people you know who are musicians, or crafty who can help you put things together. People will usually be honored to participate in your wedding. Also, be sure to ask people how they saved money on their wedding.
Have a party where your friends and family can help you make centerpieces, invitations, and other inexpensive essentials. Don't forget to have music and snacks so they feel like they're at a party.
Tell the caterer up front about the need to save money. Find out what the least expensive meals are and if a buffet is cheaper.
Various websites like eBay, KSL, and Craigslist, have dresses, ring pillows, cake toppers, and more. Just be sure to find sellers with positive feedback so you don't get scammed.
Regular print works just as well as engraved print and it's cheaper. There's a plethora of websites that offer inexpensive wedding invitations.