Wedding Planning on a Budget: How to Plan the Perfect Wedding for Less

More than two million people get married every year in the United States—that’s a lot of weddings!

As fun as they may be, however, they can be quite stressful. For one thing, there are many things that you have to plan for such as the reception and catering.

Not to mention that it can be expensive—that is, it can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars! That’s not to say that you have to spend that much, though. 

Are you wedding planning on a budget? Need some tips? Then be sure to read the rest of the post!

5 Tips on How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget 

There are many things that you can do to keep your wedding expenses low. Here are a few things that you might want to consider!

1. Avoid Guest List Bloat 

Avoid the urge to throw everyone you know on your guest list. Not only will that keep your costs low, but it’ll also make the event more intimate. 

Given that, you want to think carefully before sending out those invites!

2. Hold the Ceremony Outdoors 

Renting a function hall for your reception or ceremony can be very expensive. Fortunately, there are alternatives.

For example, you can hold it at a public park (some areas may require a fee but it’ll still be cheaper than renting a building). If you want, you can even hold it in your backyard.

3. Go Minimal With the Flowers 

Flowers are expensive. To give you a better idea, it’s not uncommon for people to spend a few thousand on them. What’s worse, is that they tend to die shortly after the reception.

Given that, it’s probably not a good idea to spend boatloads of money on them. Instead, go for something minimal. Fake flowers are another option. If anything, no one will even notice the difference!

4. Make Your Own Invitations 

Consider making your own invitations—all you need is some time and a quality home printer. As far as the design goes, you can always use one of the many free templates that are available online.

Speaking of which, there are also free wedding program templates that you can use.

5. Price Shop For Decorations

Shop around for decorations. If you can, try to get something when it goes on sale (it helps to know what you’re looking for ahead of time).

Or if you want, you can buy them second-hand. For example, you might want to check Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. You’d be surprised to know just how many people sell their decorations online!

Wedding Planning on a Budget 

And there you have it—five tips for those who are wedding planning on a budget! If anything, try not to stress about the details too much. After all, the event is supposed to be fun!

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