Yes, that's right. Even though the economy is showing signs of improvement, couples are still on the hunt for wedding bargains, and choosing to have smaller wedding budgets. We can remember just 18 months ago when the average weddings in the Pacific Northwest were around $30,000! Now, in mid-2009, weddings are averaging around the $20,000 mark (according to wedding statistic sources).
How can you save money for your wedding? Here are a few simple thoughts:
Are you crafty? If you have enough lead time, what could you (and your friends & family) do yourselves? Guest favors? Food? Gifts for attendants? Flowers? Veil?
Reduce the Guest List
A smaller ceremony and reception crowd almost automatically reduces costs in several major wedding categories, including venue, cake, favors, food, number of rental tables & chairs, etc.
Services as Gifts
If you know people with skills, such as hairstylists, bakers, photographers, seamstresses, etc., and they are close to you or your family, they may be willing to provide their service to you as their gift.
Maybe you're buying for a bride for a bachelorette party? Maybe you are the bride and need to get some fun bridesmaid/attendant gifts? These crystal wedding shirts are great. My sister had a "Bride" shirt for her bridal shower and also wore it on her honeymoon. She got many wonderful comments as she wore it!
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