Weddings tend to be frightfully expensive. Often couples postpone a wedding because their financial situation does not allow them to go ahead with all that they have planned for their wedding. It is not necessary that all weddings be expensive. A wedding can be made beautiful and memorable yet inexpensive using some imagination. Wedding decorations is an area that offers ample scope for cutting costs.
Planning to get married around the Christmas holiday can be a great idea. Usually, churches and reception halls are already decorated during this season, cutting down on what you need for decorations.
Keep a watch out for the after holiday sales. Decorative products are available for far less after a major holiday. Red hearts are available for great prices after Valentine's Day; lights are available for a fraction of the cost after Christmas.
While shopping for wedding decorations, avoid the wedding-specific area of the store. The same products are usually available at far cheaper rates in other areas of the store. A string of pearls may cost as much as three or four times the cost of unstrung pearls in the sewing area. All you need to do is to string them together, which does not take much timr or skill.
Buying seasonal flowers is another money saving option. Flowers that are out of season can be horrendously expensive. Brides can request the bridesmaids and other family members to help out with the floral arrangements instead of opting for a professional arranger, in order to save money as well.
Checking with other brides in the area and exploring the feasibility of sharing the decorations is money saving idea.
Making one's own invitations is also a very good idea; using postcards instead of using the usual reply cards with envelopes could also save money. One can also ask for discounts while buying supplies for a wedding. What people don't realize most of the time is that everything is really negotiable. Holding the wedding during the lean season can also save money, as the wedding service providers tend to offer discounts during this period.