So, who said you need to throw a small fortune on your wedding?
A little creativity and budget-savvy will surely lead you to celebrating a festive wedding without really breaking the bank.
It is really possible to have a beautiful and low budget wedding under $1,000.
While most couples will doubt if this will ever buy something, we can turn this small sum into a wedding extravaganza that you will never forget.
Here’s our list of cheap wedding ideas that will surely guarantee you of a wedding celebration that’s beyond the usual.
Budget Wedding Tip #1:
Choose an Off-Season, Not-too-Busy Wedding Date
Weddings are at their peak between June and December, so it’s pretty usual that the cost of everything, from wedding venues, coordinators, and organizers, to caterers and designers all shoot up to record high.
If you really want a low budget wedding and stay within the $1,000-limit, set your wedding date anytime outside this peak season and you’ll be happy to see a huge slash on your wedding budget.
Also, avoid holding receptions on weekends and evenings, but rather opt for a weekday morning or afternoon affair to save more.
Budget Wedding Tip #2:
Know where to cut cost and set aside money. For example, you can’t slash your budget if you want excellent and high quality photography.
You’d rather be willing to pay value for money for this service because after all the vows and chatters have been exchanged, what remains are the memories. So you don’t want this blur out easily.
Don’t ever regret spending a little extra if it means long lasting quality, something that you’d be happy to share with your family and loved ones.
On the other hand, be smart enough to look through the aspects that you think need less money, like the floral arrangements.
Instead of opting for the more expensive seasonal blooms, why don’t you opt for the out-of-seasons or just scrap these buds altogether and stick to candles or tea lights to save more.
Budget Wedding Tip #3:
Quit the Brand New, Designer Gowns
Wedding gowns could you cost a fortune, so think outside the box and hunt instead on second-hand shops or vintage stores where the price tag is as much as half the usual cost you’d see on malls and boutiques.
Add a touch of old world charm and relieve the past by picking a hand-me-down, perhaps from mom’s closet or grandma’s treasure chest and surely a momentous wedding day you’ll have. Check out our new article on gothic wedding dresses to get a new spin on a wedding preparation
Budget Wedding Tip #4:
Use Your Creativity
Wouldn’t it be fun and a lot more touching to design and create your own invitations, souvenirs, programs, and bouquets? Ask your friends and relatives to help.
The more helping hands around, the more fun your wedding preparation’s going to be, the more special it’ll mean to you and those who’ll share it with you.
Budget Wedding Tip #5:
Enjoy Your Choices
It’s your wedding, so each choice you make matters most in making or breaking this big day.
For example, if you’re hiring a caterer, you could opt for a buffet style meal, which costs less than sit-down meals since caterers don’t need to hire additional help.
But what is best with this option is it gives guests the chance to mingle and talk with one another.
And for the cakes, you could totally do away with this, go for the smaller version, or pick a more affordable, fun alternatives like frosted cupcakes, perhaps?
Wouldn’t it be a fun way to spend your wedding with all the creativity that having a tight budget has to offer?
So, if all that you have is just a thousand bucks, don’t despair. Keep in mind our budget wedding tips, watch where you spend and think outside the box and you’ll surely enjoy an unforgettable wedding day.
Do you have any cheap wedding ideas that you would like to share with our readers?
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Manilyn Moreno is a caterer and writer for Better Cater. She specializes in catering for weddings, graduations, and special occasions.
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