Simple Ways To Make Your Wedding More Affordable

Mar 15, 2023 | Planning Tips

We get it – weddings can add up FAST. Lucky for you, there are tons of ways you can make your wedding more affordable! Here are our 3 favorite ways you can lower the cost of your wedding:

1. Choose Your Wedding Party Favors Wisely

We’ve seen it all when it comes to party favors. Some wedding party favors are a hit and guests love them, while others end up sitting on the table long after every guest has left the venue.

When choosing wedding party favors, make sure you really think about the item and whether or not your guests will use it. Just because a bride on social media said it was “the best party favor ever” doesn’t mean it actually is. Some party favors are expensive and that money could be better spent on something else.

2. Repurpose Wedding Decor

There are quite a few ways to repurpose wedding decor, and it’s a great way to make your wedding more affordable. This will help you save some money while also allowing you to have the wedding decor of your dreams. Here are a few options:

  • Repurpose The Floral From Your Ceremony Site

If your ceremony has floral arrangements on an arch or even a floral backdrop, you can reuse those flowers to decorate your wedding reception area. The sweetheart table can be perfectly decorated using the ceremony florals!

  • Repurpose Your Bridal Bouquets

Most of the time, the bridesmaids set their bouquets down after the wedding ceremony is complete, and they never pick them up again. To save some money on wedding decor, you can use their bouquets to decorate other areas – the bar, the dessert table, or anywhere else that needs a little floral touch.

  • Repurpose The Aisle Decor

Some people decorate the aisle for the ceremony using flowers, lanterns, or even candles. These are all great options, and they can be moved after the ceremony is over to decorate other wedding spaces!


3. The Rancho de las Palmas ‘Pay It Forward’ Room

Here at RDLP, we have the Pay It Forward Room, which is available to anyone who uses our Day-Of Coordinators, Laura & Jenn.

The Pay It Forward Room is all about past couples “paying it forward” to other couples who get married at Rancho de las Palmas. The room is full of wedding decor from past brides that you will have access to use on your wedding day. This means you don’t have to buy all the one-time use signs, table signs, etc. We just ask that you donate something from your wedding day to the room for futures couples to use.

Hopefully these tips and tricks will help you save a bit of money on your upcoming wedding day!

To learn more about how Rancho de las Palmas can help you save, check out our Pricing options or Schedule a Tour of our wedding venue today!