Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2013
Wedding spending is on the rise. According to MSN's sources, 2011’s average was $27,021 and 2012’s average shows an increase of over $1,000, at $28,427. With wedding expenses rising each year, many couples are trying to find ways to keep expenses down to a minimum. MSN reported their top five wedding expenses you can do without, and Do the Bride a Favor is listing their list of wedding expenses that can be avoided.
1. Floral Centerpieces
Brides today are starting a new trend in wedding centerpieces: non floral accents. Instead of expensive floral arrangements that will only be used once, think of a way to display something more memorable. Family pictures, lanterns, or apothecary containers filled with gumballs make wonderful centerpieces.
2. Live Bands
While it may seem enticing to have a live band at your wedding/reception, many guests will quickly forget the music. Instead, hire a DJ who can take requests and have a playlist to work off of.
3. Elaborate Favors
Some weddings feature favor budgets of $600. While it may seem important to thank your guests with a small token, you do not need to break the bank with over the top favors. Think simple and enjoyable, like custom bridal chocolates.
4. Paper menus, escort cards, and programs
The abundance of paper products at weddings is incredible. Custom printing expenses are also overwhelming. Instead of shelling out your cash for these one-time use items, think big. Print two large seating arrangements and place them at the front of the ceremony location. Print a large menu and put it at the entrance to the reception area. To go paperless, use framed chalkboards to make a re-usable, eco-friendly statement.
5. Chair covers
Chair covers are quickly becoming an expense of the past. These items have a top-dollar price point and are hardly memorable. Skip the chair covers all together.
Do the Bride a Favor releases their latest list of wedding expenses every couple should avoid. These budget-saving tips will help save thousands when planning a wedding.
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