There is absolutely zero doubt that a wedding can be incredibly expensive. However, there are lots of ways to save money on your perfect wedding if you know where to look. Finding great freebies is all about being creative and flexible, so here are some of the best tips for wedding freebies to make your big day perfect without breaking the bank.
1. “Save the Date” Cards
If you’ve got a bit of time, a printer and some paper, you can download any of the many Save the Date card templates available for free on the web. It will only cost a tiny amount in comparison to ordering them; if you’ve already got the materials, you’ll only be paying postage for these wedding freebies!
2. Beautiful Goodie Bags
Goodie bags are a great way to encourage your guests to take some of your wedding desserts off your hands, but they can be a very large expense, depending on how elaborate yours are. With free downloadable templates on the web, your goodie bags can be an exquisite and low-cost addition to your dessert table.
3. Custom Signs & Banners
While having signs and banners custom-printed for your wedding can be outrageously expensive, you can find free, printable signs and banners which can be customized in many different ways. These wedding freebies will save you a lot of the cost associated with professional banner and sign design and printing.
4. Wedding Invitations
If you’ve priced wedding invitations, you may have suffered a bit of sticker shock. They can be incredibly expensive to order, even taking into consideration that you can design them so completely to your liking. However, there are so many free wedding invitations available for download on the internet; it’s a shame to spend so much of your wedding budget on them. While they don’t have the same level of customization, these wedding freebies come in a huge array of styles. Remember, your guests aren’t going to be critiquing your invitations; they’re not paying nearly as much attention to the font, style, and colors as you are.
5. Wedding Tasks Checklist
Save the money from hiring a wedding planner and print a free wedding task checklist that will help you know what to do, and when. There are lots of wedding tools and calculators, too; budget sheets and calculators help you know exactly how much you’re spending, and where, to help you keep track of overall costs. There are even smartphone apps that send reminders for specific wedding tasks according to your specific timeline.
6. More Tools
This list contains only a small list of some of the most helpful wedding freebies available online. Don’t forget to talk to your vendors and try to negotiate prices or perks, too. Many vendors are willing to give you a special rate for combined services, so it’s always worth it to ask about any special deals they may have available.