6 Sure ways to save money and still have your dream wedding
2. Pick a house, not a hotel, for your bachelorette party
Rather than shelling out for a hotel room, why not rent a house instead? You’ll have a more cozy, intimate atmosphere, and everyone will be free to come and go as they please – free of any messy, time-sensitive checkout situations.
3. Only invite to the wedding people who are in your life currently
If you haven’t seen someone in a long, long time, then they can probably be considered for your cut list. (Think childhood friends and old acquaintances.) A good rule of thumb: you should invite the people who know your fiancé, the people who have spent time with you as a couple and those who are playing a part in your present lifestyle.
4. Cut the guest list by category
Divide your guests into groups: immediate family, closest relatives, extended relatives, family friends, friends, acquaintances, kids, coworkers, etc. Once you’ve both classified your lists, see if you can trim the list by removing entire categories. Maybe you can both nix the young kids, the acquaintances, and the coworkers. Keep going until exceptions start to pop up, and then evaluate each possible guest individually.