Are you skipping any wedding traditions to save money?

Wedding Style & Decor

This week in the forums, our members are talking about ways to save money at their weddings.

BunniBride asked the groups: "What are some things that you think are useless or meaningless to have in a wedding? For example, a guest book or favors? And will cutting out any of these really save me a few bucks?"

PharmToxGirl offered some advice "A way to save money is with the RSVPs. Instead of mailing RSVPs and paying for postage, have people RSVP by phone and email. This works best if you are having a buffet with no meal choices, but you can still do this with meal choices."

2dBride had another suggestion: "The thing that will save you the most is cutting down the number of guests. Just ask yourself when considering guests, "Would I spend $X to provide this person with (dinner, dancing, whatever you are having) if it weren't a wedding?" If not, you probably don't need to invite him/her to the wedding."

CheetahAngel shared the things she didn't spend money on: "I didn't buy our own Champagne glasses. I didnt have a limo—and I am so glad I didn't! I didn't do the garter toss or bouquet toss. I didnt have a grooms cake..."

Are there certain wedding traditions you are planning to skip in order to save money? Do you have any money-saving advice for BunniBride?

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