Real Wedfuly Couples Teach You How To Save Money on a Wedding

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For many newly engaged couples, the most daunting part of wedding planning is the cost. Money can be a major deterrent when it comes to having an actual wedding. In fact, there is even a new Netflix show dedicated to this whole concept. (Trashy reality TV lovers, unite!) Marriage or Mortgage covers the real life struggle of having to decide whether you will put your money towards a wedding or a house. Sounds crazy right?? In our minds, yes. At Wedfuly we firmly believe that you should be able to have both; the wedding of your dreams and not break the bank. In this post we will look at a couple of real life Wedfuly couples and their weddings. They will teach you how to save money on a wedding while not spending every last dollar.

Wedfuly Couple #1: Beth and John 

Beth and John are an amazing testament to how special a living room wedding can be. They have both known each other since 7th grade and found their way to each other after divorces. They had gone through 2 original wedding plans before they decided to scrap those and opt for a virtual wedding in their home.

Original budget: $35,000

What they spent: $8,000

What Their Original Budget Went Towards:

  • Venue
  • Wedding Planner
  • Food
  • Liquor

“By doing Wedfuly we were able to have so many more people attend… in fact… unlimited.  We probably saved 20k on venue/food/liquor. “

Big Ticket Items They Saved on After Opting for a Virtual Wedding:

“We saved in everything!! We were all Zoom. Not a hybrid.  We did flowers, cake,  a catered dinner for 6.  We loved it.”

Fun Plans for the Money They Saved:

“Not really.  We are pretty established but I could see a young couple doing a house payment…ha!”

Follow Up Wedding Events They Plan on Having:

“We are hoping to throw a big catered outdoor BBQ when everyone is comfortable getting together again in a large group.”

Total Money Saved Through a Virtual Wedding: $27,000

Having a virtual wedding with only a few in person attendees is a major way to save THOUSANDS.

Wedfuly Couple #2: Brett and Ryan

Brett and Ryan’s backyard DC wedding was an epic one. Complete with a Star Wars themed processional and a heartwarming video tribute…it was all around amazing. They decided to opt for a virtual wedding when the pandemic hit and they wanted to keep their loved ones safe. The even better part? They were able to spend one half of what they had originally budgeted for. If you are looking for how to save money on a wedding, look no further than this incredible duo.

Original budget: $20,000

What they spent: $10,000

What Their Original Budget Went Towards:

Catering

Big Ticket Items They Saved on After Opting for a Virtual Wedding:

Catering

Fun Plans for the Money They Saved:

Home improvement. New back yard! 

Follow Up Wedding Events They Plan on Having:

We have planned a destination “reception dinner” in Italy this summer.  (Ok, can we come please?!?)

Total Money Saved Through a Virtual Wedding: $10,000

Ryan and Brett are an incredible example of cutting their original wedding budget IN HALF after opting for a Wedfuly wedding!

Wedfuly Couple #3: Samantha and Jeffrey 

Sam and Jeff have one of the most drastic wedding budget makeovers. When they first began their wedding planning process they realized that it was beginning to snowball a bit out of control. They decided to completely change directions and pivot from their big fancy NYC wedding to a dream wedding in the Montana mountains. After their Wedfuly wedding their NYC friends couldn’t believe how amazing their virtual wedding was & how much money they were able to save.

Original budget: around $100,000 

What they spent: less than $10,000

What Their Original Budget Went Towards:

  • Wedding Venue in NYC (pricey!!)
  • Sit down dinner for around 200 guests

Big Ticket Items They Saved on After Opting for a Virtual Wedding:

Flowers. The original cost of flowers for the table scape, bouquets and chuppah went from thousands of dollars to hundreds.

“That felt the best. I was never comfortable with the flower price being so much.” -Sam 

Fun Plans for the Money They Saved:

Sam and Jeff were able to move out of NYC and put the money they saved on their wedding towards a down payment on a house. (Congratulations, y’all—we love that for you!!)

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