Save Money on Your Wedding
Your wedding should be a day of celebration, not a stressful financial burden. You can still have a beautiful wedding without spending a fortune. Use these cheap wedding ideas below to keep your budget in check.
Budgeting doesn’t mean your wedding day can’t be special and memorable—the key is knowing your priorities. Talk to your partner about what matters most to you for your special day. Is your heart set on an expensive dress? Is your fiancé passionate about the wedding photography? You don’t have to give up your dream wedding. You just have to strike a balance between your dreams and reality. Choose a few things that you and your partner care most about. Splurge on those items and cut back everywhere else.
Knowing your priorities really helps save money and is a really good tip when looking for cheap wedding ideas.
It can be difficult to find cheap wedding invites. Here are some great ideas:
Have you considered going digital with your wedding invitations? It may not be the same as sending out an invitation, but it can save you a lot of money. Digital invitations are free, fast, easy, and more environmentally friendly.
You can use digital invites for all of your guests, or at least cut costs by sending digital invitations to your high school acquaintances, co-workers, and college buddies. Then you can mail traditional invitations to grandparents, aunts, uncles, and members of the wedding party.
If your heart is set on sending out traditional invites, reduce the cost by choosing a simple design. Use one envelope instead of two, and hand deliver invitations to people you see regularly like coworkers and neighbors.
Look at all your options when you choose your flowers. A bouquet with daisies or carnations will still be bright, colorful, and beautiful, and it will cost less than lilies or roses. If you still want to use expensive flowers in your bouquet, save money by using cheaper flowers for members of the wedding party.
Create your own floral arrangements. When you are working with a seasonal flower that you can buy locally in bulk, you can be sure that you are able to minimize the cost of the flowers.
If you decide to hire a professional wedding photographer, shop around for the best deal. When you find someone you like, book them well in advance of your wedding so you don’t have to pay extra for a last minute solution.
If you have any friends or family members that are professional wedding photographers ask if they can give you a good deal.
There are ways to save money while still getting a beautiful dress. Here are a few considerations:
- You could have a seamstress alter a family member or friend’s old wedding dress. You’ll get something beautiful that is a cheap wedding dress.
- You could purchase a very simple white dress—you’ll still look beautiful.
- You could buy a nice, but practical dress that you can use for years to come. This will ensure that you have a cheap wedding dress.
If you want to save money on dresses for your bridesmaids, consider giving them guidelines and letting them choose their own outfits.
Hair & Makeup
Instead of hiring a professional, do your own hair and makeup or get help from your sisters or friends. You’ll look like yourself on your wedding day and have fun getting ready with the people you love.
Booking a venue can blow a pretty big hole in your wedding budget. Save money with one of these creative alternatives:
- Have a small wedding ceremony at the courthouse and focus your budget on the reception.
- Get married outdoors in a nearby canyon or park.
- If your parents or grandparents have a nice backyard, consider holding the wedding or reception there.
When searching for cheap wedding venues, these are all great ideas. If you decide to get married in a more traditional venue, save money by booking early. Consider doing your own decorating, and have family members help with the set up and clean up.
A wedding should not be a financial burden. Finding ways to minimize your cost and minimize your financial burden will ensure that you are able to fully enjoy your wedding without worrying about money the entire ceremony. We hope we have given you some good cheap wedding ideas. Thanks for reading!