Weddings today are not cheap. In fact, I’ve read that the average wedding costs around $25,000. If you’re like me, you might find it difficult to swallow the idea of spending so much money on a one-day event. Luckily, while planning my wedding, I learned a simple way to save tons of money on my celebration.
The easiest way to save money on a wedding is by having it on an off-day or during the off-season. Off-days are Fridays, Sundays, or any day that is not a Saturday, while the off-season is typically considered to fall between the months of December-March.
The reason these times are cheaper is because most people get married on Saturdays and during a nice month of the year, rather than on a random weeknight or during a cold, snowy, or rainy month. Therefore, vendors often offer discounts in order to attract business during the slower times of the year!
This is one of the main reasons why my fiance and I are planning a Sunday wedding. The area where we have saved money has been through our reception venue, which offers a 50% discount for off-day events. While planning, we also came across photographers, caterers, and DJs who offered discounts ranging from $200 to $1,000 for off-day or off-season celebrations. Combine all of those discounts and you could save hundreds, even thousands, of dollars on your wedding!
What’s the easiest way you found to save money on your own wedding? I’d love to hear! Let me know in the comments.