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Apr 23, 2008
There's no doubt about it, weddings can be expensive; with an average day costing around 25,000 dollars it accounts for why the industry is worth an astonishing 25 billion dollars. There is huge pressure on young people to spend vast sums of money on their wedding but it really isn't necessary; deciding to have a cheap wedding does not mean it cannot be enjoyable for everyone. If you follow the advice provided here, that bill could be reduced considerably; you can still have a day to be proud of at a fraction of the cost.

Low Cost Bridal Gown

Fortunately there are several options available to help reduce this cost, including the option of a dress that has been worn before. The huge cost of a new wedding dress cannot always be justified these days; many bridal shops carry a large number of previously owned dresses that can be hired or bought for considerably less than new.

Wedding Reception

The bulk of the budget will be swallowed up by the wedding reception; statistics show that an average of 189 guests attend so when you are planning your cheap wedding, this is where most savings take place. 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.

Other cost reductions can be made in where the wedding reception is held; it could take place in a friend's house or a local club where money could be saved on beverages if they are supplied directly.

Wedding Photography

The obvious choice is to shop around for the best rates, but look at hiring the photographer just for the service; ask family members and friends to take photos of the reception - most will be more than happy to do this. You could, if you are brave, dispense with the services of a photographer completely; a friend or relative who is a keen photographer might be happy to do this for you!

PC Produced Contemporary Wedding Invitations

If you're on a budget and looking for less expensive wedding stationery items, then you might like to consider print-at-home stationery; there are many online stationers that will offer this service free of charge and all you pay for is the paper and envelopes. 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.

Wedding Floral Arrangements

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 possible, try and get a friend to make your wedding cake for you; cakes do not have to be the traditional fruit so try a sponge cake with a chocolate flavor filling for example.

The Wedding Limousine

A friend's car could be used as the transportation to the ceremony to make further savings; many have very nice cars and it makes a pleasant change.

Many young couples want to save money for a home of their own; saving money by having a cheap wedding can be a big help!
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