Planning a wedding on a budget is not an easy task. From the catering to the venue, the tab adds up. If you’re planning a wedding on a budget, these tips can help you cut cost, but still have your dream wedding day.
1. Have a free reception in a national park. Check to see if a park offers a free permit to have weddings. If so, this can significantly cut the cost of your budget.
2. Set up games. A fun and easy way to entertain guests! Create personal games or set up some fun and simple games such as corn hole, beer bong or bocci!
3. Find a liquor vendor that lets your return unopened alcohol. If you plan on providing libations for your guests, but not go through a bartending company, this is a great way to save money, but also provide guests with great drinks.
4. Save on flowers. Get creative with your flower arrangements! Decorate with paper flowers or go all out with babies breath, while still creating a whimsical decor.
5. Hire music students to play the ceremony. The cost will be less than professional musicians and will be just as beautiful. Contact your local colleges and ask the music department for information.
6. Ask a friend or friends to make a cake instead of providing a gift. This can be a great bonding experience for family or friends and can be decorated with your flowers the day of.
7. DIY wedding menu. Grab some chalk paint and provide a breakdown of the day, provide seating arrangements, or any other information needed for guests.
8. Thrift your dinnerware and seating. Check your local thrift shops, garage sales, or ask family for donations or if they have chairs or seating they want. Thrift shops can provide great deals on these items as well!
9. Collect cheap vintage details. Get creative with decor. Find special and unique items to decorate your wedding with.
10. Provide cheap and fun snacks for your guests. Popcorn or cotton candy machines can be fun and give guests a chance to mingle!
If you’re trying to save money for your big day, these 10 tips are a great way to stay on budget. Happy wedding planning!