Weddings can be expensive. Even when you try to keep costs down there are so many aspects to the big day that the costs can add up really quickly.

The average wedding can cost anywhere between twenty to eighty thousand dollars – a lot of money for just one day.

One of the biggest expenses for a wedding is feeding your guests which usually is at least $100 per head. This can add up really quickly especially if you are inviting hundreds of guests. The easiest way to cut costs is to cut your guests list. Even cutting out ten guests could save you a $1000 very quickly.

It is suggested that when choosing what guests to invite you should only invite people you think you will be friends with in 5 years. Using this rule will make it a lot easier to keep your numbers down.

Another way to save money, but can be a risk, is last-minute planning which can work in your favour. The closer your date, the more bargaining power you have. Since most people book their wedding venues at least six months in advance, calling for open dates two months prior to your desired time can save you a large percentage of the usual cost.

In most cases Friday and Sunday weddings should cost about 30 percent less than Saturday weddings but this can vary venue to venue.