Tips to Help Make Your Fall Wedding More Affordable

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As of late, summer has officially been dethroned by fall as the longstanding wedding season…which you’ve probably noticed from the sudden influx of save-the-dates in your mailbox. Step aside, June, because October is now the most popular month to get married—and it’s plain as day to see why. Autumn’s cooler temperatures allow for tons of gorgeous fall wedding ideas: cozy drinks, s’mores around the bonfire, and a not-so-sweaty time outdoors to be had by all.

Fall is no longer offseason when it comes to weddings. In fact, the trend is for the cooler months to be the most popular time of year to tie the knot. Can you get married during peak season without going into serious debt to start your new life together? Here are a few tips to help you save a bundle on a fall wedding.

Seasonal produce can also provide natural decorations (pumpkin centerpieces!) and fresh farm-to-table reception menus. Festive fall fruit, for instance, can even get a second shelf life as surprisingly gorgeous personalized place settings or escort card holders. Fall foliage alone also makes a visually appealing case for open-air autumn weddings, and you can capitalize on Mother Nature in your wedding bouquet or ceremony backdrop. You’ve found love in your partner and wedding date—now prepare to fall in love with the best décor, photography, and color palette ideas to make your celebration pop.

Have a Friday or Sunday Wedding – Saturday is the most traditional, and therefore expensive, day to have a wedding. The venue and maybe even some of your other vendors will charge you less to be booked for a Friday or Sunday.

Prioritize Your Spending – Which means the most to you? The dress? The photos? The meal? Spend your money on the things that you want to make truly special. The rest can be kept affordable by allowing friends to help.

Hire the Best Event Planner – You may think of an event planner as an extra expense, but you may actually save money in the long-run. A local event planner will have connections in the area and help you find the vendors you want within your reasonable budgetary needs. That also means you save time and the headaches of searching for every type of vendor yourself.