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9 Things You Don't Need For Your Wedding

Planning your wedding is one of the most complicated things you’ll ever do. There’s just so much to take into consideration! One way to make planning a little easier is to cut down on the things that don’t matter. Get rid of the things you and your partner don’t care about and the things your guests won’t notice. This way, not only will you have fewer things to organize, but you’ll also save some money.

9 things you don’t need for your wedding

Printed invitations

1. Printed invitations

After your guests have RSVP’d for your wedding, most are going to throw your beautiful invitations away. Save time and money by inviting everyone digitally. You can send digital invites via email or simply invite people via social media or messaging apps.

2. All-day photography package

Of course, you want to commemorate your day with professional photos, but you don’t necessarily need the photographer to be at your wedding for the whole day. You can save a small fortune by hiring the photographer for 4-6 hours, instead of a full 12-hour package.

Menu cards

3. Menu cards

If you’re having a formal sit-down meal, have a board with the meal plan on it instead of individual cards. While they may look pretty, menu cards cost a surprising amount and take considerable time to design.

4. Full open bar

Providing your guests with free drinks is a great idea, but you don’t need to go all out. Instead of opting for a full open bar, provide unlimited beer and wine instead. If you want to take things a step further, you can add a couple of custom cocktails, too.

Formal guest book

5. Formal guest book

Apart from the first time, how often are you really going to look at the guest book from your wedding day? Ditch the old tradition completely or replace it with a simpler, cheaper digital version.

6. Ceremony programmes

Ceremony programmes are another traditional wedding detail you can avoid if you want to. If your wedding is complex, you may want to provide a breakdown of the day on a board somewhere everyone can see. But if the day is simple and expected, you can skip this altogether.

extravagant cake

7. An extravagant cake

A multi-tiered cake looks great in photos, but it’s unlikely to get eaten. After you’ve cut the cake and enjoyed a slice, most guests will be on the dancefloor. Opt for a 1-2 tier cake with a small number of slices for the few guests who will want some.

8. New bridal shoes

If you’re planning on wearing a floor-length dress, it’s almost certain that no one will see your shoes. After your big day, are you really planning on wearing a pair of sparkling white heels again?

Wedding favours

9. Wedding favours

Unless is something edible, some wedding favours are almost certain to get left behind. Save yourself money (and save your guests some guilt!) by skipping the wedding favours altogether.

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