We all know that planning a wedding can be stressful, but it can also stress the bank account. There are still some simple ways to help cut costs that won’t look inexpensive, but you also won’t break the bank!

Rent your bridesmaid dresses

When it comes to bridesmaid dresses there is a lot of mixed reporting on who should be paying for them. Regardless of who pays, it’s money that can add up quickly. If you are paying for them, that’s a lot of dresses you’re buying that you’ll never wear. If they are buying them, they still have a lot of other financial obligations (hair, makeup, showers, bachelorette parties, etc). Consider renting the dresses. It’s becoming more and more popular. Sites like www.vowtobechic.com and www.renttherunway.com are becoming more and more popular to get designer gowns for a fraction of the cost.

Rent your own too!

Speaking of renting, what about renting your gown? You can get more bang for your buck by renting, and you don’t have to worry about spending possibly thousands of dollars on a dress you wear maybe twice (pictures and the actual big day). Rent The Runway has bridal options too! Maybe you don’t want to rent; maybe altering mom’s might be the way to go!

Do something besides a cake

Let them eat cake, or maybe not? Wedding cakes are crazy expensive, and you usually end up with cake for days. Why not try something different? Cupcakes and macarons have become very popular. I even just saw gelato; (that’s what they got on their first date!) Don’t be afraid to break the mold on this one.

Have your wedding with us!

We are very budget minded here at the ranch.  We have negotiated great deals with vendors that you can only get through us.  And don’t forget that the barn is beautiful all by itself.  It doesn’t take much decorating (in other words much money) to make it ready for your wedding day!