According to The Knot, the national average spend on a wedding in 2017 was $33,391. It seems weddings are just getting more expensive with every upcoming year. Many brides and grooms are looking to save money and cut costs where necessary. Here are some places you can cut cost.
The food at your wedding is very important. You want to make sure you have good tasting and well prepared food, but you also don’t want to blow your whole budget on getting steak and lobster. It’s important that you work with a catering company that has experience, knowledge and can work with your budget. If you pick a good company they should be able to work within your budget and still provide you with good service and well prepared food.
The Knot estimates that flowers and decor can add up to $2400. To cut costs down, work with your current vendors to see if they recommend a florist or other alternatives that can work with your budget. Your catering company or reception venue should be more than happy to provide you a list of preferred vendors.
Hire Experienced Companies
This is probably the most important thing you should do. It pays to hire companies that have a lot of experience and vast knowledge in the industry. Beware of deals that are too good to be true. You don’t want to hire a really cheap caterer only to find out that they are late to the reception, didn’t bring enough food or aren’t following sanitary guidelines.
There are many other ways to save money during your wedding, but be careful on where you skim and splurge. Try making a list of your “must-haves” and plan to spend more money on those so you can skimm in other places.
Brother’s Catering has been operating for over 30 years. We take pride in our quality and professionalism at each event we cater. We are San Diego’s #1 affordable wedding caterer and would love to work with you on making your dream wedding come true.
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