Weddings are expensive. Everybody knows this. According to The Knot, the average American couple will spend $32,641 on their nuptials.
New York City topped the list, with an average wedding in Manhattan costing $82,299.
So it’s no surprise the internet is filled with discussion on how to cut costs so your wedding day doesn’t break the bank. We’ve sifted through them to bring you the highlights.
Avoid starting your new life in debt and spend the money you would have blown yachting around the Mediterranean instead.
Ditch the snail mail
We live in a digital age, which means digital wedding invites are a very real, very legitimate option.
If you’re dead-set on printing your invites, there are plenty of places that will still do traditional printing - for a decent fee. Digital wedding invites at Paperless Post will set you back about $42 for 300 invites in comparison.
Fill your wedding with paper blooms
Flowers are mandatory at any wedding, no matter how small your budget is. Picking seasonal flowers in an obvious choice and can be fleshed out with greenery.
The alternative is to get crafty and make flowers yourself.
"I did tissue paper flowers. If a second grader can do it, so can I. I spent about $30 to have roughly a thousand "blooms" at my wedding," Reddit user 'wntrwhte' suggests.