5 Hacks to Save Big on Your Wedding Day

5 Hacks to Save Big on Your Wedding Day


Your wedding day will be one of the happiest days of your life, but as we all know, it will probably be one of the most expensive days of your life as well.

The costs pile up quickly, from hiring a wedding planner, band, officiant, DJ, bar staff, to purchasing extravagant items like flowers, tuxedos, and dresses.


There are some easy ways to save money on your wedding day. You don’t have to spend tens of thousands of dollars or take out a huge loan to have a lavish, grand party for you, your loved one and your guests.

Here are some tips to save big on your wedding day!

Cleverly use dollar store items as decor accents

Get creative with this one! You can create chandeliers by purchasing hula hoops, painting them, and decorating them with hanging lights and some greenery. Hang them from the ceiling (or a tree branch if your wedding is outdoors) with rope.

If you will be displaying pictures, purchase $1 frames. They will look lovely, and your guests won’t know the difference! This is one of the easiest ways to trim your wedding budget.

You can also purchase pew bows from the dollar store, which you can use to decorate chair backs at your wedding. Wrap some white tulle ribbon around the chair a couple times It’s a simple touch that will look elegant and won’t break the bank.

Be Your Own DJ

It’s easier than ever to create your own wedding playlist on the streaming service of your choice. You can choose from several different pre-selected playlists, like “Wedding Party” on Spotify.

Or you can curate your own selections and connect your phone or tablet to the wedding’s PA system! Your guests will groove all night, and you won’t have to write a big check to a wedding band or DJ.

Get Married in a Public Park

Having your wedding in a public park is a great way to have a beautiful outdoor wedding without the enormous price tag that comes along with renting a resort or vineyard.

Many parks will grant you a permit to host your wedding for next to nothing.

Hire Your Friends

Wedding Planners are brilliant, and they have the training and experience to ensure your wedding will go off without a hitch. However, they charge a hefty fee.

Why not embrace the DIY movement happening right now, and hire a few friends to take care of some of your wedding planning? Have a friend officiate your wedding! They can get ordained online.

Spend Smart to Save Big on Tuxedo and Dress

One of the biggest expenses at a wedding is what you’re wearing. However, you don’t have to drop hundreds of dollars on a tuxedo or wedding dress.

You can shop at a discount retailer like K&G Warehouse and have your garments altered to fit you nicely.