Planning a wedding is great fun. It is also one of the most expensive parties that you will ever have. This does not have to be the case however. Many people nowadays do not have lots of money to splash out on weddings, and they simply settle for a home garden get together with a few close family and friends. It does not have to be this way. You can still have the stunning wedding of your dreams with a tiny budget by using these tips for a low cost wedding.
Low Cost Venues: The wedding venue you choose does not have to be expensive. You can find plenty of cheap places to have your wedding and some might even be free. You can plan to have your ceremony outdoors in a forest, park or garden and perhaps even at the beach. These places are cheap and sometimes you will find areas that you can use without charge.
Affordable Gowns: Wedding dresses are every bride’s dream and if you want to get a princess one without the hefty price tag there are a few places you can look. Instead of just going to the store and buying a plain evening dress, you can look online. These wedding gowns are often quite cheap. Look for second hand ones in the classifieds, and you could also hire a dress.
How to Afford the Flowers: When you have a wedding you want to have flowers. With a limited budget you can still have flowers, but maybe not as many. You should also look for the cheapest flowers. You can even use huge bunches of the same filler flowers for an all white fairy like feel. Instead of flowers you can also use more twigs and sprayed branches along with candles. Silk flowers for the wedding party might also work out cheaper. If you want to, you can even pick your own flowers from the garden for the bouquets.
Cheap Wedding Favors: Every wedding has wedding favors. To get cheap wedding favors can be tough though. One of the best ways to get wedding favors done cheaply is to make them yourself. You can create little bundles of incense sticks, write poems, make a special craft, or bake some goodies like fudge or brownies. Your guests will really appreciate the time and effort gone into the favors.
Cutting Cake Costs: The cake is normally a huge one for a wedding and bakers tend to charge more because it is a wedding cake. To cut down on costs but to still have a three tiered or five tier cake, get a family member or friend to bake the cake for you. You can decide on the decoration of it as well and also help. Another cheap alternative is to use cupcakes and place them in a special tray that creates the tiers.
Meal on a Budget: When you have a wedding at night people expect to get a three course meal. If you want to cut down on this cost, the best way is to have a morning or afternoon wedding. Then you can get away with serving snacks. If you want to have a night wedding, then choose a cheap buffet menu or have a spit for an outdoors wedding.
Cheap Decor Ideas: Finding decor items can be quite easy and will really help to lower the costs. You can borrow and hire items including candles, candle sticks, fabric, ribbon, and more.
You can still have your dream wedding without breaking your bank.