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Less is More

May 2nd, 2011 by Jeannine

Photo Courtesy Generation Photography

In my opinion, the most effective way to cut costs is by reducing the number of wedding guests.

When coming up with a guestlist, there are a few things you have to consider:

  • Do u want children attending?
  • Co-workers?
  • Family friends?
  • Plus one’s? Who is allowed a plus one?
  • Distant relatives?

You have to get together with your fiance and both sets of parents to discuss what the best course of action is for your wedding. Eliminating excess people means less food, less decor, less favors, less alcohol, less cake, less invitations, etc. You know what I’m getting at :)

Another way to save money is to make your bridal party smaller, or not have one at all! This means you don’t have to set aside money that will go towards their dresses, jewelry, gifts, and whatever else you plan on buying ¬†for them.

When you hire vendors that will work throughout the event, it is common courtesy to feed them. But do you really need your hair stylist and make-up artist there? Or a second photographer? Having less vendors to feed will not only save you money, it will also free up some space for a friend or family member you want to invite.

Deciding who to invite is not as easy as it looks, feelings can be hurt so choose wisely, but always remember that this is your wedding and you should invite the people who are most important to the both of you.

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  • September 5th, 2011 at 12:23 am
    Susan says:

    The rule with family and friends – Don’t invite them if you haven’t seen them in a year.


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