Small Budget Wedding Ideas for Your Special Day!

You both are in love, and your wedding day is circled on the calendar. Now you just have to figure out how to pay for it! If you are like most couples these days, money is tight and you definitely do not want to start your marriage deeply in debt. If you have already started planning your wedding, you both know how expensive they can be. Not to worry though… With the right small budget wedding ideas and tips, you can still have your dream wedding without going broke!
Top budget ideas to save on your wedding…
1. Wedding location. Your dream wedding doesn’t have to be in an expensively decorated church or at an over-priced country club! Many couples have opted for an outdoor wedding at a park or on a sandy beach. A backyard wedding can be just as lovely with the right decorating, and at a fraction of the price!
2.Wedding planning. If you are on a budget, then a professional wedding planner is out of the question! Instead, interview your family and married friends and ask them for tips and ideas. Also ask them about the best part of their wedding and the worst part! This may seem odd, but you will learn a lot of things to avoid. There are also many great wedding planning guides available that are filled with small budget wedding ideas to help you plan your perfect day!
3. Photography. Every bride and groom want plenty of photos to remember their special day, yet a professional photographer can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars! Another option is to seek out a photographer who is just starting in the business. Many times you can get a discounted price if you allow the photographer to keep a duplicate set of your photos that he can use to advertise his business to future clients. Do you have a family member or friend who enjoys photography as a hobby? You might ask them if they would take your pictures for you! Another trick that many couples use – hand out disposable cameras to your guests to use during the ceremony and reception. Afterwards, you can get the photos developed and you can also post them on-line for everyone to enjoy.
4.Reception savings. A common tradition is a late afternoon wedding with an evening reception, featuring a fancy dinner. A much less expensive option is to have a late morning or noon wedding, followed by a light brunch. None of the guests would expect a big dinner at noon!
5. Flowers. Did you know you can cut the cost of your flowers just by choosing a different type? Often, in-season flowers are much less expensive than off-season flowers, which will have to be shipped in from another part of the country. Your local florist can help you chose the right flowers for your budget.

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