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How to Throw a Cheap Wedding

Weddings can be expensive, so anything a person can do to help cut the cost is always a good thing, but what if you want to throw a cheap wedding?  Is it actually possible?  A few tips can help you to make the most of your wedding, even when you don’t have a surprisingly large budget.

Bridal flowers for a budget weddingKnow your Priorities

One of the biggest things that make weddings overly expensive is the need for extravagance.  You can still have an incredible wedding, without breaking the bank when you decide what the priorities are.  It may be that expensive chair covers just don’t matter to you, but a beautiful location does.  Go with what truly matters to you first, and find cheap alternatives to the other details, or don’t worry about them at all.

Know where you can cut costs

Some factors of your wedding, such as the food you choose, can certainly make the price of the event go up.  If you want to plan a cheap wedding, consider the food that you’re serving.  For instance, people that want to cut costs will often skip the sit down meal in favor of an appetizer/cocktail hour, or a buffet or family style type meal and a cash bar.  This can help you to reduce the price of your wedding, and still allow you to have the time of your life.

You might also find that the day you choose to have your wedding makes a significant difference in the cost of it.  Often, if you book your wedding for a Sunday, you will likely save a lot of money, since most people book their weddings for Saturdays, and many venues want the Sunday business.

Dress and decorations

The dress and decorations for a wedding can create a substantial dent in your overall budget, so consider purchasing a dress on sale, and finding creative ways to make the decorations yourself.  This helps your bottom line, but it also helps your bottom line.

Budget

If you want to throw a cheap wedding, the most important thing that you could do is to set a budget and stick with it.  Be creative with ways to save money, and shop around for things like flowers, decorations and even locations so you can get the best deal possible for your event.

It also doesn’t hurt to talk to the chosen venue and see if they don’t have tips to help you throw a cheap wedding.  Often, a fantastic venue will have set arrangements up with service providers so you can get a discount when you work with them, and that could wind up saving you a tremendous amount of money.

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