Wenning’s Wedding Tip Wednesday

Saving money is a top priority for couples planning their wedding day. If you have set a budget and are trying to keep costs low here are some ideas on ways to find some savings! Remember, there are certain aspects you will want to spend more on, but some items are less important than others.


Just because you are expecting 250 guests does not mean you need to accommodate with 250 slices of cake! This is a big money saving tip. Not all of your guests will want to have cake for dessert. Plus, if you are having a wedding in Pittsburgh you will most likely have a cookie table as well. Instead, try a sheet cake for the staff to serve to your guests. You can still cut the top tier and save it for your First Anniversary but the bottom tier of the cake can be fake and your guests will never know the difference. Going this route you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on a cake they may or may not be eaten.


Most of your guests will be excited to know that you have an open bar. Just like all other areas of your wedding, saving money is an option on drinks also! Most wedding receptions have an open bar for 5-6 hours which includes your cocktail hour. That being said, hopefully your guests won’t mind the bar being closed for 1 hour during dinner. Instead try serving iced tea, lemonade, water and soda. If you think your guests would really enjoy a beverage during dinner another money saving alternative is just offering wine during that time also.

These are just a few ideas to get you thinking out of the box. Be sure to check in next week for some more money saving wedding planning tips!

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