A wedding can be expensive so many brides and grooms-to-be look for ways to reduce the overall cost. Reducing the cost of a wedding can be a challenge, but it can be done. Here are several things that you can do to help reduce the cost of the wedding.

1.        Don't Have a Large Guest List

One of the largest fees from a wedding has to do with the guest. If you have a large guest list, then you are going to have a large cost associated with them. Instead, reduce the size of the guest list which in turn can reduce the cost of the wedding. Hint: You are not obligated to allow a plus one to those invited. Extend that special invitation to only your closest family and friends.

2.       Do Some Things Yourself

Doing things yourself can greatly help reduce the cost of the wedding, and there are many different things that you can do yourself. For example, you could make the invitations yourself instead of paying someone to do them. There are many sites that will allow you to design professional-looking invitations for free which you can then send to the local print store for reduced costs. You could also provide food and drink yourself. This can help reduce the cost of the wedding significantly.

3.       Ask for Help

Asking for help from your guests may not seem like a logical way to reduce the cost of the wedding. However, you could always ask for monetary gifts or a gift towards the "Honeymoon Fun: instead of bringing traditional wedding gifts.

4.       Minimal on Flowers

Another way to reduce the cost of the wedding is to go minimal on the flowers. The flowers can be an expensive part of the wedding, but if you reduce the cost of the flowers by going smaller, you can save a lot of money. A great option is to replace the flower decorations with heart-shaped wedding sparklers. Display them in our stylish buckets and ask your guests to use them during your final wedding send-off. Decorations, a fun send-off, and a great photo op—win-win!

You do not need to spend a lot of money to have a great wedding. These are four steps that you can take to help reduce the total cost of your wedding.