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Ways to Save Big on Your Wedding Day

April 15, 2020 | Posted in Trends, Weddings

Did you know that you don’t have to go bankrupt to plan the wedding of your dreams? Though the average cost of weddings these days is in the neighborhood of $30,000, many couples have found ways to cut corners and save money without sacrificing things they really want on their big day. The following is a brief look at some of these solutions that you can apply to your own wedding plans. 

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Weddings in the Crystal and Emerald Ballroom at the Radisson Freehold NJ 2

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Choose the Right Venue

The wedding venue is by far one of the most expensive parts of a wedding. The good news is there are ways to save in this category. Comparative shopping can help you find the right wedding hall in NJ that fits your vision for your wedding and your budget. Look for venues that offer package deals, discounts, complimentary services, and an array of menu options to keep the cost per person to a minimum. 


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Crystal Ballroom and Emerald Ballroom Weddings in Freehold, NJ

Manage Your Guest List

It would be nice if you could invite whoever you want to your wedding, but the reality is, the more people you host, the more it’s going to cost. Take a look at your guest list and decide who you really want to be there and who you could live without. Inviting close friends and family only would be ideal. You can always record your nuptials and send them to those that weren’t in attendance. 


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Choose Flowers in Season

Floral arrangements are a large part of the wedding and reception decor. From bouquets to centerpieces you’ll need flowers to make your day truly special. To keep the cost of wedding flowers to a minimum, select flowers that are in season. These are easier to access and, therefore, more affordable. Talk with your florist about the list of options you have. 

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Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Details at the Crystal Ballroom in Freehold New Jersey

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Emerald Ballroom table arrangement for a recent wedding.

DIY Projects

There are a lot of things that couples can do themselves to cut the cost of a wedding. For instance, you can design and send out digital invitations for free. You can make your own reception centerpieces and wedding favors. If you or someone in your family is a seamstress, you can even have your wedding attire made for a lot cheaper than having it done by a professional. 


The hope is that you only get one wedding. So, it’s only natural that you want to make this day as special as possible. That being said, you don’t have to go into debt to make your dream wedding come true. With a bit of savvy shopping and creativity, you can create a day that encompasses everything you wanted – without the burden of debt in your new lives together. 

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