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Complete Guide On Planning A Cheap Wedding

Apr 16, 2008
Although it may seem hard to believe, weddings are becoming more expensive each year; an average wedding can now cost tens of thousands of dollars so are you surprised many couples find it financial challenging? There is no need for you to spend this amount on your wedding when other options exist; remember that just because it's a cheap wedding does not mean that it cannot be done with style. This article hopes to show some of the areas where money can be saved; meaning your special day is possible but without the high price tag.

A Used Hand Made Dress

Almost never considered are the costs associated with the hand made wedding dress; many brides sell their dress soon after they are married and this is a sensible way to reduce the cost. Many brides spend two to three thousand dollars (often more) on a wedding dress and only wear it once; why not make use of a beautiful dress that someone else has only worn once, for a fraction of the cost?

Reception Costs

The wedding reception is normally the biggest expense and where costs can get out of hand; with close to 200 people attending, the reception is the first place to make your cheap wedding more of a reality. You can reduce the number of people attending by not inviting those who are only at the periphery of your life which can include distant relatives; when it comes to the meal, instead a four course silver service, why not arrange a hot or cold buffet.

The venue of the wedding reception can also be somewhere less expensive than the local golf club or hotel; using a small club for example will mean the drinks bill is less by only catering for wine, beer and soft drinks at the bar.

Wedding Photographs and Photographers

Photographers are expensive but there is generally no need to hire one for the whole day; why not have your friends and relatives take pictures during the reception. Although it may sound like an unusual idea, you always have the option to not use a professional photographer at all; there is no reason why the photos can't be taken by your guests and you will find yourself saving many hundreds if not thousands, of dollars.

Print At Home Personalized Wedding Invites

Cutting down on costs can also mean you make your own wedding invitations and seating cards etc; a personal computer combined with a home printer means it is quite easy to produce very professional looking results. Many people are now competent enough to produce near professional quality work; problems and errors can be corrected quickly without regular visits to the printers.

Cheap Wedding Flowers

Cost cutting measures can also be found in the area of flowers and their arrangement; these can actually be purchased in large quantities from wholesalers or even from your own garden if you have the capacity. If you have one of your friends make the wedding cake you can save some serious money; there probably won't be any need for five or six tiers either just as an alternative to the traditional fruit filling could be tried.

The Wedding Transportation

It is not uncommon for someone close who has a luxury car to offer a couple the use of it for the day; cleaned, polished and decorated with ribbons, it can look really impressive. Savings can be made everywhere if you just know where to look but this doesn't mean it has to look like a cheap wedding; who will care providing everyone enjoys the occasion!
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