Thrifty couples reveal the “pointless” things that can be left out of a wedding to save money – from favors to DJs to printed save-the-date cards

  • Thrifty Australian couples revealed “pointless” things to leave out of a wedding
  • Her suggestions included wedding favors, printed menus, and save the dates
  • Others said you don’t need a wedding DJ and you can just create your own playlist
  • Many have said it is important to choose two or three things that are important
  • Then set a budget and stick to it, spend money on those few things

Thrifty Australian couples have revealed the “pointless” things that can be left out at a wedding to save money, and they promise guests won’t even notice they’re not there.

On Facebook, dozens of couples posted things like wedding favors, printed save-the-date cards and invitations, and a DJ as things they didn’t really need at their own wedding.

Others highlighted anything a guest could keep that could be done digitally, like invitations, signs, and printed menus – since nobody actually keeps these.

Thrifty Australian couples have revealed the “pointless” things you can leave out at a wedding to save money, and they promise these are things guests won’t even notice (stock image)

On Facebook, dozens of couples posted things like wedding favors, printed save-the-date cards, and printed menus as things they didn't need (stock image)

On Facebook, dozens of couples posted things like wedding favors, printed save-the-date cards, and printed menus as things they didn’t need (stock image)

The woman who started the thread wrote, “I recently got engaged and want to keep my wedding expenses down. Are there suggestions of what I can save or pointless things that I can leave out? ‘

It wasn’t long before men and women shared their suggestions.

“Small bouquets, just keep the guest numbers for the people who are really important to you both and think outside the box for your wedding outfit, it doesn’t have to be a” wedding dress, “wrote one commentator.

Another said while you should always spend on food and photography, things like wedding favors are completely unnecessary and are often left behind by attendees.

Others said the best things to give up are centerpieces and even a DJ as you can often create your own playlist that can be used anywhere (stock image)

Others said the best things to give up are centerpieces and even a DJ as you can often create your own playlist that can be used anywhere (stock image)

“Decide what your two to three top priorities … mine was food and location,” wrote one commentator.

“I didn’t want to spend thousands of dollars on a dress or flowers, so I found a $ 400 dress and gave my budget to a florist and they could make it work.”

She added, “Invitations that we created on an online site and saying no to a wedding party can help keep your costs down because you won’t have to worry about bouquets for them.”

Many said you shouldn't spend money on printed stationery, such as letterheads.  B. Save the date cards and invitations as people don't keep them (stock photo)

Many said you shouldn’t spend money on printed stationery, such as letterheads. B. Save the date cards and invitations as people don’t keep them (stock photo)

Others said the best things to give up are centerpieces and even a DJ as you can often create your own playlist that can be used anywhere.

“Champagne for toast is overrated,” wrote one commentator. ‘People just grab what they already have.’

Another added, “Go on flowers and make your own decoration. Set a budget and stick to it ‘.

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