Now that we have entered the month of June, wedding season is underway. Anyone in your household planning a wedding this summer? Strauss Jewelers has put together a great list of ways you can save big on that special day. Strauss Jewelers is locally owned and serves the needs of fine jewelry customers throughout the Skagit Valley and beyond. Explore their site and view a sampling of their extensive jewelry choices at their store in downtown Mount Vernon.
Avoid Popular Days & Times – If you can arrange a weekday wedding or even a Sunday afternoon gathering, you’ll be spending much less than the most popular Saturday option.
Rethink The Dinner – There is no rule that says you have to serve your guests a huge meal. Have a small reception with appetizers or desserts. You can still make it as fancy as you want and avoid breaking the bank.
Styrofoam – Wait, what? Instead of the huge ornate cake that you cut in front of the guests, go fake. It will be a pretty display and then you can cut from a way less expensive sheet cake. Brilliant, right?
Farmer’s Markets – Beautiful flowers grow around our state and getting some flowers at the local farmer’s market will add a true touch of beauty to your event while saving big.
E-mail the Invites – We are in the digital age. Use it to your advantage. You may love the tradition of a mailed invite, but if you want to save this could be the way to go. We’ve even seen people create a Facebook event for the invite.
Get Creative – You might not be crafty, but there are plenty of items that you can repurpose for weddings that may not necessarily be labeled ‘wedding.’ Dont’ get sucked into the wedding magazines and the wedding aisle at Michaels, branch out.
Elope – This might be the perfect, intimate way for some to get married. It’s not for everywhere, but definitley cuts down on the cost.
Courthouse Wedding + Reception – Have a small gathering at the courthouse for the wedding and then have a bigger reception. Depending on your reception dreams this may or may not save you money but it’s worth investigating.
Coupons & Deals – Don’t be afraid to search sites like Groupon and Living Social for some great deals. You might also find coupons for Michaels and JoAnn Fabrics. Use these to save on the things you know you need. Make a list first so you don’t find yourself simply adding things to the cart. Don’t forget about Craigslist and OfferUp for some great deals as well.
Off Season – You don’t have to get married in the summer. Maybe you can wait until off-season. Travel is cheaper and so are the venue choices.
Previously Owned Wedding Dress – If you don’t mind going second hand to save big on the dress try searching eBay. You can save considerably!
Weddings are a special, profound moment as two people come together. Each one is unique, but we hope putting together this list of cost savings ideas helps you see that the possibilities are endless for any budget. We’d love to work with you as you put your wedding together. We will help you find or create the perfect jewelry pieces to last a lifetime. Stop by Strauss Jewelers and let’s chat weddings!
Address: Strauss Jewelers is located at 401 South First Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.