How to Make Your Wedding More Affordable

Weddings are never cheap, but then again, it’s a wedding. For many couples, it’s a once in a lifetime event that you will remember forever. For others, they may experience it two or three times, but each one is as memorable as the last. No one should ever expect such an event to be “cheap,” but perhaps “less costly” would be a better way to think of it.

The question you’re asking yourself now is “how can I save money on my wedding without sacrificing quality?” The answer is simple – buy in bulk. There are some places that offer lower cost when you buy in bulk. For food and beverages, check with your local Sam’s Club. If you’re not a member, now’s a good time to become one, as you can save hundreds of dollars on food, drinks and more.

Wouldn't personalized flasks be nice gifts for your wedding party?

Wouldn’t personalized flasks be nice gifts for your wedding party?

When it comes to buying quality gifts for members of your wedding party, or giveaways for all of your guests, check with a promotional products company. Promotional products companies often have a huge selection of gift and giveaway items ranging from stress balls to golf clubs for discounted prices, and they include personalized imprints to make the item more memorable. Need some custom engraved flasks for the men in your wedding party? Promotional products companies (like Quality Logo Products, of course) can offer a wide variety of metal flasks with personalized engraving for a very low price. They specialize in selling items in bulk so you can get large discounts from them by purchasing more of their items, and the minimum purchase quantities are a lot lower than you’d think. Look into it, because it’s crazy cool!

Most people don’t think of these kinds of things when putting together a wedding, but never, ever, EVER go to a high-end specialty store for gifts if you’re on a tight budget. It’s a huge waste of money! You could end up spending around 60-100 dollars per person on gifts, where you could be spending 8 – 20 dollars on an equally-good gift from a promotional products company.

And when it comes to food, why would you want to hire a caterer when you can purchase bulk amounts of food, trays, and all of your supplies from somewhere like Sam’s Club or Costco? You could set it all up the night before, saving yourself several hundred, or even thousands, of dollars – depending on the size of your wedding.

No matter how big or small your wedding is, you need to play it smart. Even a small wedding can end up costing way, way more than you ever thought you’d dish out. You really don’t want to get home after your wedding to sit down and think “Yay, we’re finally broke enough to enjoy marriage!” Marriage should be a fun and festive time, not the beginning of a long financial struggle leading to an even more expensive divorce. So bulk up and save money!

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  1. Bret Bonnet

    The best way to keep your wedding affordable is to NOT have a reception. They are a total waste of money. You don’t realize it until it’s to late. Do the best thing for you AND your guests, get married, rent a tent, buy lots of booze, and rock it out in your backyard.

    Rent a park site if you don’t have backyard. Bags, beer, sun, and cheap eats – can’t be beat. No one likes getting dressed up and sitting at a round table with total strangers (though it DOES make for some GOOD people watching).

    Just bite the bullet and visit the court house; I wish I did!

    • QLP Jill

      Haha, Bret! If I had a dollar for every time you’ve told me this, then I’d be RICH! 😉 Trust me, the closer it gets to my wedding, the more I wish we had just decided to elope. It would be SO much easier!

  2. QLP Kid

    I like Bret’s idea not to have a reception. Think of all the money you would save! Being a fan of saving money myself i really enjoyed this article.

  3. Scooby DOO!

    So love guru, how exactly DO you save money in a divorce? HA!

    Total kudos to my wife for this idea, we used these picture frames:

    (No that’s not a picture of my wife in the link- HAHAHAA).

    Guests loved them, and it served the dual purpose of the gift AND place card holder. We also ordered custom imprinted napkins for cocktail hour in which the imprint color matched the color of the bridesmaids dresses; another slick way to make your special day, just a little more personal.

    If you need any more suggestions, the people at QLP (whoot, first pump, whoot), whom you can have to hold, will be glad to find a perfect wedding koozie cooler to keep your beer cold.

    Call today at 866-312-5646!

  4. Kat

    I went to the court house to get legally married…and then almost three months later had a “mock” wedding and reception to celebrate with friends and family. Had I known about businesses like QLP, I would have totally purchased my wedding party gifts and table gifts via a promotional products company. Buying in bulk is most definitely the way to go, and you can’t beat it when you can get even more discounted prices on top of it! It’s sad to say that in this day and age marriage is taken a little less seriously than in the past, leading to more divorce. I, unfortunately, am part of that statistic. But IF there were ever to come a time that I would re-marry, I would most definitely take the court house route again and just throw a MASSIVE BASH. Can you say Koozies, stress balls and engraved flasks all around? 🙂

  5. Jana

    I like Bret’s idea. Even better, just get married in a courthouse – no one likes sitting through the actual ceremony anyway – and then just have an awesome party afterwards.

    P.S. Those flasks look awesome. Filing that away for future reference…

  6. skelly

    I’m in a wedding this weekend and would love to recieve a wedding favor as nice as this! Its something that I’d actually USE! Nice post 🙂

  7. Casey

    Great post! I agree with you about staying away from those high-end specialty stores, I don’t know how they get away with charging so much for personalized items! Promotional Product companies (like Quality Logo Products) have most of the same items for a fraction of the price!

  8. CAL

    Most memorable wedding imprint: “A Wedding Without a Buzz is a Wedding That Never Was.” Imagine that on the Mood Stadium Cup (12 Oz.). Now that sounds like a party!

  9. SBean

    Or, go to Vegas and have the wedding and reception at the same time!! Then you don’t have to have a reception at a hall, house, or a park. Give the wedding party customized poker chips as a keepsake and have them invite you over for a poker night with cheap eats and booze. It’s a win, win situation.

  10. mercedes

    good site!

  11. Lena Willson

    If you want to buying gift for your wedding party for all of your guest. Than promotional product is splendid idea for you. Send your guests home with wedding koozies to remind them of your special occasion.

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