You could save yourself a few thousand rands by cutting out these items:
Serving food in fancy dishware
Splurging on expensive dishware is a waste of money because that’s the one thing guests don’t even take notice of. Guests spend most of their time chatting to each other, and looking at the bride, there really is no time to be analysing which part of the world you bought your dishes from.
Printing Individual menus
Help the planet and save the trees, better yet, a few coins too as printing can be heavy on the pocket. A huge money saver is having one big menu by the entrance and chances are your guests aren’t even going to read it.
Having a world class DJ
After having a couple of drinks, guests will dance to any kind of music. They’ll have fun regardless of whether the DJ is award winning or not.
Sending out top of the class invitations
Your invitation should have style and class but you don’t have to break the bank for it. After they get all the wedding details, the invite is going straight to the bin.
Serving premium alcohol
Attending a wedding with a free bar is a bonus and very rare. Should you be serving alcohol, keep it on an average price, they’re just happy they don’t have to spend their own money on alcohol.
Giving out of the ordinary thank you gifts
A thank you note works just as best, most of these go to the bottom of the bag anyway, that’s if they even remember to take them from the table.
Now go on and have the wedding you’ve always dreamed of, with a few coins saved in your bank account.