How to Have A Wedding On A Budget

Posted by Caitlin Harmon on 2/21/2019 to Creative Ideas
How to Have A Wedding On A Budget

You’re planning the biggest celebration of your life. You’re writing out invitations to your friends and loved ones.  The planning has just begun, and you’re looking at your finances. You’ve come to the conclusion that you will need to plan your wedding on a budget. Where can you save money?

Here’s how to have a wedding on a budget:


Location and venue can be the biggest expense when planning a wedding. If you planned to rent a venue, hotel ballroom or hall, you’re looking at a steep rental cost. If you’re planning on a budget, here are a few things to consider.  Is your heart set on a particular location? Or theme? Consider hosting your wedding at a home. If you have a friend or family member with the outdoor space, you can plan a beautiful outdoor wedding without the rental cost. Parks are another venue to consider. Many parks are free or charge a small fee for occupying their space. Of course, if you use an outdoor location, be sure to have a backup plan for weather.


Food selection is an important part of the planning process. You want to have a menu that caters to your guests and serves delicious food! High-end catering and open bars can be very costly. When it comes to finding food for your wedding with a budget, you have a few options. First, if there’s a local restaurant you love, they tend to cater occasions for less. If you eliminate a wait staff and offer self-serve, you can save money on setup/breakdown and additional costs. If you really want to save money, you could prepare your own food for your wedding guests and enlist family and friends for additional help.

Guest List

Make a list, Trim it down, and Rewrite your list with changes. Trim it down again if needed, then finalize your list and make your own invitations. Craft stores offer stationary, ribbon, stamps and envelopes to make elegant invitations for your day. Personalize them with your own touches! Trimming down your guest will make your wedding intimate and save on food, venue and other costs.



Decorations (DIY)

Decoration, flowers and themes can be pricey. There are many decorations that are low cost and give your wedding a custom feel, without going over your budget. Mason jars, vases, even hula hoops for chandeliers are great decorations for centerpieces, flowers and lighting. You can buy beautiful glass products from the dollar store or you could check Pinterest for DIY wedding decorations on a budget.



Now let’s talk about the last tip for your budget-friendly wedding… Sparklers: There are so many great send-off trends going around right now, but my favorite is the sparkling exit! Each guest gets a sparkler and lines up to watch you walk into your new adventure as husband and wife. Sparkler send offs are so much fun for you and your guests but how much will it cost you? Our sparklers are perfect for your low-cost budget. With our current promotions you can receive 10% off with free shipping on our 10-inch and 20-inch sparklers with a delivery time frame of 1-4 days. Since they are virtually smokeless, they are a photographers dream to photograph making your pictures completely unforgettable.

 Planning your wedding should be an enjoyable experience. Luckily with these ideas for how to cut wedding costs , you will be one-step closer to throwing your perfect, magical wedding on a budget.

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