Wedding Day Checklist: Saving Money on Attending Multiple Weddings

Birchwoods Banquet FacilityOnce the weather gets warmer, the spring wedding season begins to heat up. Some of you may find yourselves getting invitations to a few weddings. That's not always easy. Let's face it. Attending a wedding is usually expensive. You don't want to offend friends or family by deciding to attend one wedding and not another.

Economics play a part in many of our decision. Weddings are no different. This means it's time to budget.

You can likely afford to go to a few weddings in one year, if you spending wisely and plan ahead.

Determine a Budget

Sometimes this is easier said than done. It's understandable. Sit down and make a list of all your anticipated wedding-related items and events. It might be a good idea to make a spread sheet. Include everything you can think of. This means travel, food and gifts costs. Be realistic with your cost for each item. This will help you gain a good understanding on what everything will cost.

Start Saving Now

The earlier you start saving, the more money you'll have put aside to use for wedding-related expenses. Calculate how much you need to save each week and each month. Save what you can and be honest with yourself about what you can afford.

Group Gifts

Time to check out the wedding registry. If you feel comfortable, reach out to another guest(s) about maybe splitting the price of one of the most expensive items.

Travel Discounts

Check the usual discount travel websites for deals on things like airfare and hotel costs.