• How to Cut Your Wedding Budget in Half
  • How to Cut Your Wedding Budget in Half - Avoid Peak Season to Save on Venue Fee
  • How to Cut Your Wedding Budget in Half - Shrink Your Wedding Guest List
  • How to Cut Your Wedding Budget in Half - All-Inclusive Catering Packages
  • How to Cut Your Wedding Budget in Half - Local Flowers
  • How to Cut Your Wedding Budget in Half - Smaller Bridal Party
  • How to Cut Your Wedding Budget in Half - Save on Drinks
  • How to Cut Your Wedding Budget in Half - Hors D'Oeuvres
  • How to Cut Your Wedding Budget in Half - Knock a Star off the Five-Star Meal
  • How to Cut Your Wedding Budget in Half - Think DJ, Not Band
  • How to Cut Your Wedding Budget in Half - Wedding Cake
  • How to Cut Your Wedding Budget in Half - Give Your Photographer a Curfew
  • How to Cut Your Wedding Budget in Half - Ditch the Fancy Car
  • How to Cut Your Wedding Budget in Half - Group Photo Albums
  • How to Cut Your Wedding Budget in Half - Go for Digital Stationery
  • How to Cut Your Wedding Budget in Half: The Savings

14 Ways to Cut Your Wedding Budget in Half

Follow these steps to slash your wedding budget—not your fun—in half.

Weddings are undoubtedly joyous occasions—but unfortunately, they can also be very pricey. From the invitations to the band, there are hidden costs everywhere. Step by step, we'll explain how to cut your wedding budget in half and put your money where it matters—without sacrificing any fun.

Are you ready to slash your wedding budget from $50,000* to just $25,000? Read on.



* Starting budget reflects the approximate cost of a 125-guest loft wedding in peak season with 12 attendants, letterpress stationery, abundant floral décor and cocktail-hour provisions, an ornate cake, and an eight-piece band. Photo: Getty Images