Top 5 Wedding Traditions to Nix and Save Some Money

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Ah, wedding traditions. Some love them. Some hate them. But, alas, they do exist and while wedding planning – you WILL have to decide which ones you'll be participating in. And keep in mind that eliminating some standard wedding traditions can actually SAVE you money! Here's my top 5 wedding traditions to nix and save some money:

Ah, wedding traditions. Some love them. Some hate them. But, alas, they do exist and while wedding planning – you WILL have to decide which ones you'll be participating in. And keep in mind that eliminating some standard wedding traditions can actually SAVE you money! Here's my top 5 wedding traditions to nix and save some money:

Top 5 Wedding Traditions to Nix and Save Some Money
Image Courtesy of: Whitney Lewis Photography

1. Skip the Wedding Party. Sure, it's awesome to have your friends be in your wedding with you but can't they just be at your wedding and it still be awesome? Losing the wedding party can save you on make-up artisits, hairstylists, outfits, accessories, luncheons, gifts, and extra time with the photographer. So basically, a bundle.

2. Lose the Garter/Bouquet Toss. No one ever wants to participate in this activity. NO ONE. So save your funds and don't buy the extra tossing bouquet or a garter. Seriously, NO ONE.

3. Saving the Top Tier of the Wedding Cake. Um. Can you say gross? Who the hell wants to eat frozen, year-old cake when you can just go out to a nice dinner? Skip the extra layer – hell, skip the expensive tireed cake altogether and go with pie, cake pops, or cupcakes instead. Tasty and cheap.

4. Getaway Car. Do you really need a fancy ass car to take you to the reception and/or your honeymoon? Just borrow a nice car from a family member or friend or use your own car/bike. That's another chunk of change in your wallet.

5. Toasts. Yes, you CAN skip these and it will save you a bundle. Most of the time, the waitstaff fills everyone's glass (whether they want it or need it or not) and then people take one sip… and leave the rest behind. Skip the toast. save some dough.

Are any of your skipping a wedding tradition to save money?