Friday, April 27, 2012


According to, on average US couples spend $26,542 on their wedding. That doesn't even include the cost of engagement rings or wedding bands. There are so many simple ways to save money that most people don't think about.

Inexpensive glasses and silverware can be bought at a dollar store for less than it cost to rent.

It can be less expensive to buy fabric and make your own table clothes rather than renting them.

Candles are an affordable way to provide light and add ambiance.

Ask your family and friends for help. You may know a photographer, disc jockey, musician, chef, pastry chef, bartender, or someone who can officiate the vows.

Fruit is less expensive than flowers for centerpieces.

When you send out your wedding invitations, include postcard RSVPs. The postage costs less and you don't have to buy return envelopes

Many kinds of food can be cooked in advance and frozen instead of hiring a catering service.

Consider making small boxes of candy as wedding favors. Its an inexpensive way to give a gift that the guests can enjoy.

Bouquets are easy to create with store bought flowers, floral tape, and ribbon.

Restrict the bar to wine and beer to save on expensive liquors.

Information from Times Community Newspaper