Weddings are notorious for being expensive affairs, especially if you have a destination wedding or plan to invite a large number of guests. That being said, there are many ways you can save money while still having the wedding of your dreams. In today’s post, we will discuss some of the smaller details of your wedding checklist where you may not realize you can save money.

Trying to keep track of everything you need to cross off of your wedding checklist can be a pain. At Serendipity Bridal & Events in Washington, DC, we give you the option of lightening your load with our event planning services! Not only can you find the wedding dress of your dreams when you visit our wedding boutique, but our wedding planners can also help you plan and execute your wedding with ease. Find the help you need to cross every item off of your wedding checklist, and contact Serendipity Bridal & Events to request a consultation today!

Hair and Makeup

Hair and makeup is a great place to start if you are looking to save money on your wedding. It’s your big day, so you’re likely having a professional style your hair and do your makeup — after all, you deserve to be pampered. However, that doesn’t mean that you need to splurge on a stylist or makeup artist for your bridesmaids.

If you are extremely picky about how you want your bridesmaids to look, then it might be better to pay for their makeup and hair to ensure that everything is uniform. However, if the “dress code” is more relaxed for your bridesmaids, then you may decide to either have them pay for their own hair and makeup (if they want to) or you can supply them with drugstore cosmetics that they can use on the big day! Not only will this help you save money, but it will give your bridal party a more unique look, as everyone’s hair and makeup are sure to look different!

The Cake

Traditionally, couples will splurge on a multi-tier, custom wedding cake, which can definitely eat into your budget quite a bit depending on what you want, but that doesn’t have to be the cake. More recently, couples have been trying to save by choosing a smaller cake, offering individual desserts, or even creating a fake wedding cake where only the top tier is real! There are so many ways you can get creative with your cake, and many of them are much cheaper than a traditional wedding cake. For example, if you and your future spouse are not big fans of cake to begin with, why not mix things up and offer slices of pie from your favorite bakery, or offer your guests cupcakes or cookies instead of a slice of cake? It’s important to remember that your wedding is all about what you want, and you are more than welcome to get creative, especially if you save money in the process.

Find More Ways to Save!

One of the easiest ways to save money on your wedding is to hire a wedding planner who has connections and can help you find the best deals and discounts! At Serendipity Bridal & Events, our expert wedding planners have the skills needed to help you cross every item off of your wedding checklist and help you save money along the way. Are you ready to get started planning your dream wedding? Contact our Washington, DC wedding boutique, and schedule a consultation with Serendipity Bridal & Events today!

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