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How To Get Married Cheaply

May 16, 2008
Probably the most money you will spend for a single day will be that for your wedding; with an average day costing around 25,000 dollars it accounts for why the industry is worth an astonishing 25 billion dollars. This figure is not surprising when people hire expensive limousines, florists, caterers and stationery, not to mention the cost of outfits for the day; you can still have a wonderful day even though it might be a cheap wedding although you might not be convinced yet! However, sometimes all that is needed is some help with the planning to help lower that total; which should make for an exciting, memorable day without the financial pain.

Cheap Hand Made Gown

That hand-made wedding dress is going to be the most costly individual item; 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?

The Wedding Reception

Controlling costs especially on the reception is probably the hardest part; with close to 200 people attending, the reception is the first place to make your cheap wedding more of a reality. Try and keep your guest list to a minimum: ask yourself if you really need to invite family members you haven't seen for years; instead, opt for a three course meal or a hot and cold buffet.

To save on a costly wedding reception venue in a hotel, consider the alternatives; some people now arrange to hold them in a club house where they can place a set amount over the bar for certain beverages like beer, wine and soft drinks for the children.

Images of the Wedding

Although many photographers are employed for the entire day, this isn't really necessary; the majority of guests are more than happy to take photos on behalf of the couple, and they will be 'natural' shots as well! If you really want to be 'avant guard', why pay for a photographer at all; these days most people know someone who is a keen, capable amateur photographer, and there is nothing wrong with asking them to take photos throughout the whole day.

Print At Home Contemporary Wedding Invitations

It is also easy to save money on your wedding by designing and printing all your own stationery; with a good computer program and a home printer it is amazing how professional the results are these days. The quality of printers available combined with sophisticated programs means it is quite easy to do; in fact very professional looking results can be achieved on a home computer.

Flowers at the Wedding

If you want to reduce the cost of flowers, then how about this for an option; why not visit the local flower wholesaler where huge savings are possible, then all that's needed is a little imagination when it comes to the display. Many people have friends who are very capable cooks and love to bake so why not let them bake a two or three tier wedding cake; this can be made from sponge or even a chocolate cake which tends to be favorite amongst people these days.

Transportation for the Wedding Day

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 ad save a bundle on limousine costs.

It is possible to plan a cheap wedding without necessarily cutting back on the services; you can save money and have a great wedding at the same time!
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