You got the ring, now what are you going to do about the wedding? Never fear Budget Bride- your cheap wedding will look like you spent significantly more with these tips!
Cheap Wedding Dress
Just because a wedding dress is cheap, doesn’t mean it can’t be chic. Look for trunk shows at your favorite bridal boutique to save money in your dress budget. A cheap wedding dress alternative can be found on a variety of new “used” dress websites where brides sell their dresses for a fraction of the original price.
Cheap Bridesmaid Dresses
Look for bridesmaid dresses at some of your favorite clothing stores. Dresses that are not necessarily advertised as bridesmaid dresses may be a perfect addition to your bridal processional.
To save money on your favorite reception location, ask about pricing on days and times that are not as popular. For example, a Friday night reception may be significantly less than a Saturday night reception. Determine what is most important to you at your reception- decor, food, alcohol? Put your budget towards what makes you the most happy- in the end you will remember the good time you had- not the food that you ate.
Cheap Wedding Cake
Look into bakeries that do not necessarily specialize in wedding cakes to save big money for your cheap wedding. Great alternatives are grocery store bakeries and people who enjoy making cakes as a hobby. Hoping for a tall, traditional tiered wedding cake? Ask your bakery to create a few faux layers, which are decorated with icing to look exactly like the rest of the cake, but save big on the cake budget.
You can get creative with inexpensive wedding favors. Determine a budget you want to stay within and stick with it. There are a variety of online stores that sell budget-friendly wedding favors to match any theme and budget.