Bridal Club Magazine
Awesome Wedding Ideas on a Shoestring Budget
Before, getting married meant breaking the bank. Nowadays,
people have become more practical with events such as weddings.
People are now looking for creative and ingenious ways to cut down
the expenses and save on the wedding budget. If you are looking for
shoestring budget wedding ideas, here are some awesome ones to
spark up some inspiration.
1. Hold the wedding in your backyard.
Renting a venue can be quite expensive. You would be able to
save a lot of money if you hold the wedding in your own backyard,
that of your future spouse, or that of someone close to you. Just
make sure that the venue is big enough to accommodate the guests
you are planning to invite.
2. Trim down the guest list.
Speaking of guests, inviting only closest family and friends is
one of the best ways to cut down the expenses. For one, this would
make the idea of holding the wedding in your own backyard feasible.
Aside from that, you would also be able to save on wedding favors,
invitations, and so many more.
3. Give away DIY wedding favors.
DIY wedding favors are perfect for the crafty bride. But even if
you are not that talented in the creative department, you can still
do simple DIY wedding favors that are inexpensive, memorable,
unique, and easy to do.
4. Have family and friends help with the
Hiring a catering service can be quite costly. If you and your
family are a bunch of chefs and cooks, it would save you a lot if
you go for this route.
5. Shop bridal accessories and wedding items
The online market is bustling with great discount deals and
offerings on bridal accessories. Just see to it that you choose a
reputable bridal online store that is equipped with a secure
feature to protect your credit card information efficiently.
6. Use wedding items that serve double
centerpieces and wedding favors that can also be decorative
elements are trendy this year. Aside from being trendy, they are
also a good way to save money.
7. Borrow your wedding gown.
Wearing your mom's wedding gown not only saves you money, it
also makes your walk down the aisle more meaningful. You may choose
to have some alterations done on the dress to make it more updated
in terms of fashion style.
8. Be your own wedding planner.
Hiring a wedding planner can help a lot but it can also take a
toll on your savings. Consider enlisting help of family and friends
when it comes to the planning and be your own wedding planner.
9. Buy white or yellow gold rings instead of platinum or
White and yellow gold look almost just as elegant but for a
smaller price tag. Platinum and titanium wedding rings are durable
and classy but they are quite expensive.
10. Get married during an off-season.
Cost of catering, venue, flowers, and other wedding essentials
is significantly lower during wedding off peak season.
Having a wedding does not require people to spend a fortune. In
fact, the most memorable and meaningful weddings only spend a
fraction of the cost that other couples spend. All you need to have
is some imagination, creativity, and resourcefulness, and you can
be on your way to having a wondrous wedding event without having to
spend so much.