When it comes to planning a wedding, all the little expenses can add up to one big price tag, so it's important to find ways to save along the way. No matter the size of your budget, it's always nice to know you got a good price on all the products and services you've secured. Thanks to technology and lots of new wedding startups, there are more ways than ever to reduce your costs on everything from your flowers to your guests' hotel stays! In this article, we'll share a... roundup of helpful tools, companies, and resources that will help you cut costs on various aspects of your wedding. We hope you find it helpful!
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LadyMarry is a project management app specifically geared to help couples plan their wedding from beginning to end. Different areas of planning are broken up into categories (i.e. venue, guests, photography, beauty, etc.), and tasks are scheduled into a timeline specifically catered to you. Since the app is free-of-charge, it can save you big on working with a full-service planner as you can handle much of the details on your own! You can download the LadyMarry app for both iPhone or Android... devices, and all of your data syncs across their website platform as well, so you can access all your important details on the go! If there's one thing modern couples love, it's convenience and accessibility and LadyMarry offers both in spades!
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Bouquet for a Day
Bouquet For a Day is a site that matches up local brides who are getting married at the same location around the same time in order to help them save on their floral costs. Their hope is that brides are able to share floral arrangements to reduce both brides' budgets and also to cut down on wasted flowers. Many brides spend thousands of dollars on flowers and only use them for a few hours at most, making it difficult to justify the cost of using fresh blooms. Using Bouquet for a Day to... connect with other brides allows you to share more than just flowers, though. Once they put you in touch with another bride, you can start coordinating and sharing from there!
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Passport to Joy
Passport to Joy is an online video subscription service created to walk couples through the wedding planning process step-by-step. The videos are broken up into parts meant to be watched in order as you plan. From there, each video is a section that covers a different topic (i.e. bridesmaid dresses, picking a venue, etc.). That way, you can have your dream wedding without budgeting in a planner, thanks to the guidance from your online companion!
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Where Will They Stay?
Where Will They Stay? is a helpful program that couples can use to book hotel room blocks for their Big Day. Not only does this save them time, but the experts over at Where Will They Stay? have the industry know-how to get the best rates and additional perks available for you and your besties. Just fill out the details of what you're looking for and one of their booking experts will get back to you within 48 hours with options that suit your needs. Thanks to Where Will They Stay?, it... couldn't be easier to check this wedding task off the list!Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Flowers can be a big budget buster, and since they don't last very long it can feel a bit like you're throwing money away. That's why Bloomerent was founded. They match brides in the same area with a florist who can plan to make flowers for both events using the same basic flowers, so that the blooms pull double-duty for two different events! By matching two events in close proximity, it allows both couples to share flowers and save money, not to mention exhibiting kindness to the... environment! Customers can browse Bloomerent florists in their area and connect with a florist directly on their website. Bloomerent florists are all vetted and highly-rated, so you know you can trust their work. Your florist will collect and revamp the centerpieces from the first wedding overnight and deliver them to the second wedding the next day. Get beautiful flowers for less, and do a solid for the environment? That sounds like a win-win-win to us!
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Rentivist was created to help those planning an event on their hunt for unique rentals. Online browsers are able to categorize items by location and rental type, along with adding defining tags like color, material, style, and several others. Rather than shell out for a gorgeous piece you’ll only use one, save big by renting it from anywhere in the country. Rentivist is like Rent the Runway for decor rentals, giving users the ability to rent items that could be costly to purchase. The biggest... difference is that Rentivist doesn't own all the merchandise! Anyone can create and manage their own virtual storefront and rent items they own to people hosting functions as a way to generate income from their personal collections. It could even be a great way to earn extra cash for your own big day if you have some items you'd be willing to rent!
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Weekday Wedding Packages
There are several companies throughout the United States that specialize in serving couples wishing to have a more affordable wedding during the week. Companies like NOLA Weekday Weddings based in New Orleans offer packages that include everything from the officiant to the photographer to the DJ at discounted prices. The Weekday Wedding Company in Charlottesville, VA is known for offering discounted off-season wedding packages at popular venues in the area who are slow in the winter months.
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We hope these resources are helpful to you in your planning!
Looking for more ideas and resources to help you save money on your big day? Check out the following articles:
Rent Your Wedding: Fashion Rental Services to Save You Money
Centerpieces That Won't Bust Your Budget
Ways to Save Money on Reception Decor
- Wedding Spending: Where to Cut and When to Splurge