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Bride-to-be shares clever ways to cut down wedding expenses and save a few extra bucks

If you are good at budgeting like this future bride, then you can plan your future wedding like a pro and save a lot of unnecessary expenses.

Bride-to-be shares clever ways to cut down wedding expenses and save a few extra bucks
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @michel.c.janse

Weddings are expensive unless you make up your mind to have a non-traditional wedding or opt for some serious budgeting before the grand ceremony. It looks like this future bride has found some sneaky ways to save some extra cash which is getting a nod of approval from the netizens. Michel Janse, an actress and YouTuber, has some clever plans to save money for her upcoming wedding to the love of her life and she is sharing it with the TikTok community in a viral video.


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Michel Janse (@michel.c.janse)


 

Janse shared five "semi-controversial" ideas she had to manage the budget at her wedding and it honestly sounds cost-efficient. The first thing she is doing is sending out virtual invites in PDF formats to save on the printing cost of physical invitation cards. "This might give the older generations a literal heart attack," she admitted. But then she explained why "spending thousands of dollars on stationery and hours writing addresses" is not worth it. She and her fiance plan to include a video message to her guests which will cost them nothing.

Image Source: TikTok | @michel.c.janse
Image Source: TikTok | @michel.c.janse

The bride-to-be is also skipping on handing her bridesmaids flower bouquets because flowers are expensive. Janse did add that she might end up changing her mind and using flowers as table decorations. The third thing that she plans to change in her wedding is the means to feed her guests. Instead of regular catering services, she is going to book a taco truck to be placed in her backyard. "It’s $14 a person, and it’s way, way cheaper than catering," Janse shares, adding that taco trucks have become a lot more popular at weddings lately.

Image Source: TikTok | @michel.c.janse
Image Source: TikTok | @michel.c.janse

The fourth thing she would do is offer pre-mixed, self-serve cocktails only by putting up a self-servicing station around the yard so guests can have their fill. "I think that will save a lot of money," she notes. Janse does not plan to use a wedding registry either and plans to ask her loved ones to "contribute their talents" instead of giving her physical pricey gifts or money. Her fiance's brother happens to be a bartender and his sister is a musical theater teacher who will be managing the bartending and organizing music for the wedding. Most of the TikTok crowd loved her ideas but some objected about Janse putting her wedding guests to work instead of letting them enjoy.

Image Source: TikTok | @michel.c.janse
Image Source: TikTok | @michel.c.janse

@tarynosauruswrecks agreed with Janse and wrote: "I went to a taco truck wedding and it slapped." @snoozinnsusan wrote: "We did digital invites and paid a few bucks to print like 12 physical invites at CVS for parents and grandparents." @bella.g.617 commented: "Wedding culture/costs are out of control. The best weddings I’ve been to were on the simpler side/participatory. I think this sounds beautiful." @rachel_eisele added: "Your wedding sounds so fun and so authentic and I love the idea of asking people to give talents instead of gifts!" At the request of her followers, she made part two of her video where she shared more tips and tricks she would be implementing to save money at her wedding.

In her second video which raked up over 1 million views, Janse shared that she rented an AirBnB with multiple purposes to host a rehearsal dinner instead of a fancy restaurant to save some extra bucks and she is opting to have an expensive wedding cake replaced by donuts for the guests. So far she has made six videos in her wedding series as a bride minding the budget and we will be keeping an eye out for her actual wedding and wish her all the best for the ceremony she has meticulously planned.


 
 
 
 
 
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