7 Ways To Have A Big Wedding On A Small Budget

Planning a wedding on a small budget is not as difficult as it might seem.

Just take a look at these 7 ways you can have the wedding you have always dreamed of, even if you don’t have an enormous budget.

1. Start Planning

Sit down with your partner and decide what type of wedding you want. Make sure you’re agreed on the theme and then put together some lists.

Once you both know what your priorities are, you can start planning your wedding.

2. Set A Budget

This is a really important one. You need to know how much you have to spend on your wedding.

So find out if parents, family and friends are happy to help out, and once you know who is paying for what you will know what you have to pay for.

3. The Wedding Dress

For any bride the wedding dress is the most important part of her day.

But the cost of a wedding dress can take a large chunk out of your budget. But there are ways you can a beautiful gown without spending a fortune.

Firstly, look on EBay where there are always bargains to be found. Or, why not hire your dress? Most bridal shops offer a package of a dress, shoes and head dress or tiara.

And many high end department stores now stock off the peg wedding gowns for as little as $200.

4. Hiring A Venue

The cost of hiring a venue can also be very expensive. But with just a few compromises this is another thing you can save money on.

So shop around and be prepared to think outside the box.

Hiring a venue will be much cheaper if you choose to have your reception mid-week instead of the traditional weekend.

Or how about hiring a hall for an afternoon reception?

5. Wedding Cake

Every wedding needs a wedding cake! And a great wedding cake doesn’t have to cost the earth. You may know someone who can make and decorate a great cake for you.

But if you don’t, check out the large department stores which now make wedding cakes to order.

Prices start from around $20 and cakes can be collected 7 days after you order.

6. Wedding Stationery

Wedding stationery is another thing that can add up to be quite a large expense. So why not do what many couples are doing these days and make your own?

There are many specialised web sites offering kits on-line. Making your own invitations, place settings and centre pieces will save you a great deal of money.

7. Your Wedding Reception

Feeding and entertaining your guests will take a huge slice of your budget, but there are some simple compromises you can make.

Firstly, do you really need a slap up, sit-down, multi course meal? You can lay on a really great buffet for a fraction of the price.

Do you need champagne? Of course not! All your guests will be just as happy to toast you with a glass of cava.

And then, finally, serve wedding cake or cup-cakes as your sweet.

So you see, even with the smallest of budgets, with some clever shopping, and just the odd compromise you can have the wedding you always dreamed of.

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