How do I cut costs?

I often get asked, what is the best way to cut cost for your wedding? There is always one answer:

Cut your guest list.

The more people you invite to your wedding the more money you'll spend over all. The more guests means:

  • More invitations to be mailed
  • More food to serve
  • More tables and linens and china to rent
  • More cocktail napkins, matchbooks, and other details

So when you're planning your wedding, draw up your guest list first to see how many people you are planning on inviting. Then look at your budget and see if you can afford to have all of these people at your wedding. If you have to cut the list, better to do this early before you send out save-the-date cards and book a location.