Weddings On A Budget

Walking a tight rope budget for your wedding here’s how you can save

Trimming down the guests list

Keeping the guest list down to a tight number will reduce the math on cost per person. Food and drinks cost per head can be brought down according to the number of people attending the wedding.

Basic Style

You can reduce the cost of several items such as renting a car instead of a luxury limo or even limiting the floral deco. You can also have make shift items that you can re use at the ceremony as well as the reception

The Invites

You can opt for a rather less expensive type of paper quality and color. A two card with white background along with a gold print works as the standard invite for weddings. You can also reduce the cost of postage stamps by reducing bulky styles and decoratives.  Save the dates can be made by hiring a designer online and later having the, printed at the local stationary.

The Wedding Gown

You could try out alternates by looking at different fabric types. If you have plenty of time to the wedding day you can also look at season sales or look for designers online and even outside the country.  You can comfortably look at a 20% to 25% savings here.

The Grooms Tux

You can look at non-designer tuxes if you wish to reduce the cost on clothing for the groom.  Having the groomsmen also wear rentals and limited the count to a few helps.

Transportation options

Hire out a Lincoln instead of a limo if you are looking to cut back on transportation costs just for the bride and groom. You can also have the wedding carpool.

Flowers for the Wedding

Artificial flowers can be used instead of fresh flowers, you can also find vendors over the internet that have used similar colors that you are using to rent out.


Venue for the reception

A public venue such as a park or an isolated beach would mean that you will not have to spend on decorations of the place

Reception venue

There is nothing like planning a home wedding  if you are on a shoes string budget. Due to the limited number of guests you can space out everyone if you have open spaces around the house.

Food at the Wedding

Reduce the number of the dinner courses and keep the menu simple. You can stick to the traditional items and avoid the expensive ones.  Negotiate with the caterer on bringing your own alcohol and bring out the expensive champagne only for the toast and switch to a less expensive one for the rest of the event.

The Cake at the Wedding

Tiered cakes would be much expensive, stick to flavors that are basic, a fruit cake could do the trick. Have a separate cake cut for the guests.

DJ’s instead of a band

Bands generally would charge more than a DJ besides you have the DJ play at the ceremomeny as well as the reception. Going with a karaoke DJ will also help if you have friends and relatives that could take over the mike


Don’t skip the video for the wedding instead have the videographer cover just the ceremony. Inform the videographer that complicated editing wont be required.  If he is charging you by the hour you can split the time between and ceremony and reception.


Hire just a single shooter for the ceremony and reception and keep the post production process to little or no editing to limiting the number of prints.

Rings for the Wedding

You can opt for silver rings and later upgrade to platinum.

Honey Moon Costs

Keeping you honeymoon dates flexible would mean better discounts and offers can be found. Searching the internet on travel deals can reduce your costs to 20%-25%.