Saving resources at a large wedding

Three Ways to Save Big on a Big Wedding

It’s your big day, and you do not want to have to miss out on a single thing. Dreamy dresses, beautiful bouquets, and all of your family, friends, and relations there to watch you walk down the aisle to your beloved for the first day of the rest of your lives together. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of having the perfect wedding that you’ve dreamed about for your entire life. Yet that does not mean you necessarily have to go broke or deep into debt just to have what you’ve always wanted.

With the right planning, asking a few extra questions, and thinking creatively, you can have it all on your special day. These three ways to save big on a big wedding can make it come true without busting the piggy bank.

1. Get Started Early

The sooner you begin working on your wedding plans, the more money you can save. For example, if you are trying to find an event photographer at the very last minute, you might have to pay extra or miss out on a special deal or promotion because it conflicts with your other wedding plans. However, by starting early and creating a detailed event calendar in your smartphone, you will have all of your dates and needs mapped out ahead of time, allowing you to save money, find the best offers, and not need to stress and worry about finding just the perfect venue, photographer, or caterer at the very last minute. Plus, many venues book out months in advance, especially during peak wedding season.

2. Ask About Package Deals

Before hiring an Austin wedding photographer, be sure to inquire first about any complimentary deals or packages that they might have to offer. For example, with any of the three tiers of packages shown here you can also have a complimentary engagement or bridal session thrown in, saving you money without forcing you to cut corners on your big plans and grand visions.

3. Shorten Gap Times

Most of the package deals come with a certain number of hours included. To get the most out of your time with an Austin wedding photographer, be careful and crafty when scheduling your wedding day events. If you have a long wait between the ceremony and the reception, then you will be paying for that time, and might not get the most out of the photographer’s time. So plan out your wedding, have a clear idea of which photos you want and when, and not only will everyone thank you for respecting their time, you will also make sure you get your money’s worth out of the vendors.

So when you are ready to say your “I do’s,” keep in mind that you can have everything your heart desire’s and save money at the same time. With these three simple tips to guide you along the way, you can save big and have your big, wonderful wedding too.