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Cheap Wedding Ideas Can Produce Great Weddings

Everyone dreams of a great wedding. Achieving such dreams can be costly especially when the couple is on a tight budget. However, it is possible to have a great wedding within a tight budget if you are willing to hunt for better deals and look for cheap wedding ideas. I would like to share some cheap wedding ideas than can result in great wedding.
Make your own wedding invitation cards
Designing and printing your own wedding invitation cards using the computer software can be a lot of fun. Both of you can work together designing that special wedding card. Or even better if you are creative enough, you can handwritten those cards yourself to add some nice personal touch. You can save a lot here!
Make your own flowers
Another cheap wedding idea is to make your own flower arrangements. Buy the flowers (you can always get cheap ones in Ebay) and arrange them yourself. If you can’t, just get a friend to do it for you. You can save a lot on the cost of asking a florist to make the flower arrangements for you.
Do your own catering
Doing your own catering can also help a couple on a tight budget. You may have family members or relatives who are good at cooking. Get them together and cook the best family recipe for the special event of your life.
Ask everyone to be the wedding photographer
Wedding photos taken by specialized wedding photographers are expensive these days. To stay within the budget, why not get everyone to take photos of you and the others on your wedding day. You will get some nice and unexpected shots. Or better still leave a few disposable cameras on the reception tables together with a note informing the guests to take photos and later leave the cameras on the table.
Turn the wedding cakes into desserts
Turning the wedding cakes into desserts is also another option to stay within the budget. Make arrangements for both of you to cut the cake before sitting down to eat so that the cake can be served as desserts. Planning something like is will save you money too.
These are some cheap wedding ideas that can help make your wedding a great wedding. A great wedding does not have to be expensive. You can turn a simple wedding to a great one through proper planning.…

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Cheap Wedding Ideas for Couples

Weddings have always been one of the key events in the life of a person, the joy it brings and the ambiance it creates is overwhelming for many. However, this comes with a price (literally). A wedding needs a lot of arrangements, which call for a reasonable budget and good savings; everything needs to be in accordance with the expectations of the couple. Though, there are many ways in which you can reduce the cost of a wedding without giving up the style and sentimentality of the event. Just, a little imagination and you will have a wedding on an easy-on-the-pocket budget.
Here are some cheap wedding ideas you could use:
– Reception savings: Receptions can be pretty heavy on the pocket. Venues, food, etc. can all take up a lot of your savings. However, you can save that money by having the reception at your house or a family member’s residence. Furthermore, you would save a lot if you do your own catering or choose a caterer who might give some concession.
– Do your own invites: This process might be time-consuming, but it can save up the money you would have used in getting expensive wedding cards made and printed. You can either do it by hand to make every card look special, or you can get it made through computer using PowerPoint or any other software.
– Do your own flowers: You can design the venue with flowers by yourself; ask the creative minds in your family to handle this work. In addition, try not buying the flowers in February when the flowers are expensive due to Valentine’s Day. You can save up even more if your venue is a park or a garden as they are already lush and filled with flowers.
– Ask your friends to be the photographers: A photographer is very important for a wedding, there has to be someone who has a steady hand and can store those memories for you. Ask a friend to do that, preferably a person who has an interest in clicking and has steady hands, if you already have a photographer friend, then you don’t had to worry much about this. You can also save by putting the pictures on a social-networking forum like Face book or Flickr, which would be much cheaper than getting a photo album made.
So, try these simple and cheap wedding ideas, and you would surely save a lot of your hard-earned money.…

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3 Cheap Wedding Ideas

Cheap wedding ideas are somewhat easy to find, but difficult to use. Over the course of my collegiate academic career, I have developed many friends who have gone through the marathon-process of planning a wedding. I have participated in wedding parties and seen first-hand how the happy-bride-and-groom-to-be look for cheap wedding ideas. Most collegiate couples tie the knot after graduation and do not have loads of money available for an extravagant wedding. This article seeks to give some cheap wedding ideas for those couples looking to tie the knot with that special someone and not break both their bank accounts in the process!
Use the Talent of Your Friends and Family
Cheap weddings begin by searching “in-house” for the essential components of the wedding. By “in-house,” I mean looking for talents in your immediate, extended, and (if applicable), church families. Saving money in weddings begins with identifying people with various talents and then graciously asking them to volunteer their talents. Persuasion is probably not necessary. People are pleased when you ask them to use their talents in such an important setting as a wedding day. For example, knowing someone skilled with a needle and thread may save you from having to alter the dresses of the bride and her wedding party and the tuxedos of the groom and his wedding party. Locating a courageous seamstress capable of making a wedding gown may save the bride from searching high and low for that perfect gown.
Another example relates to cooking and catering. Catering has been popular in the weddings in which I have participated. However, catering in a buffet style requires lots of food and lots of money to the catering company. A cheaper wedding idea would be to have a well-designed, visually-pleasing luncheon or dinner set up at your reception. Include an appetizer/hors d’oeuvre, salad, entree, and wedding cake. Again, if you have friends that love spending hours in the kitchen, graciously ask them if they would volunteer their services for your special day. These are just two examples. You can see how searching “in-house” may be applied to all the other wedding components (e.g., photographer, music, etc.).
Plan a Cheap Wedding Location and Time
Planning a cheap wedding also includes making sure that you plan it on the right day and at the right location. Typically, Saturday weddings are the most expensive. You could save a bundle of money if you have your wedding on either a Sunday or a Friday night. Making sure you choose the right month is also very important. Since summer is a highly sought after time for a wedding, wedding vendors will skyrocket their prices. So, to save a bunch of money on a wedding, try a month during the earlier part of the year rather than during the warm summer months.
Choosing the wrong location can also cost you a lot of money. If you have your wedding at, say, a large backyard yard in a church, you may be able to save tons. This is because the large backyard or the church can also double for a reception area. Try to find a location that you can use in various ways.
Use these Cheap Wedding Ideas
Employing these cheap wedding ideas will save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. The bride and groom will be able to use these savings on a magnificent honeymoon, putting a down payment on a house, or saving for a car. If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it!…

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Cheap Wedding Ideas Will Help to Plan a Budget Wedding

You have dreamt of your wedding since you were a little girl but you haven’t been saving for it. What would you do now? You do not have to worry at all because there are plenty of wedding ideas on a budget. There are so many cheap wedding ideas available that you will be amazed. Here are some wedding ideas on a budget to make you feel a little better.
First of all, the things which you should keep in mind if you want to save money are, choose a date who is neither a weekend nor a holiday. Everything about your wedding will cost cheaper as it will be held at off-season. It does not matter when you are getting married, what matter is that you are getting married to the love of your life, and both of you will have a happy life together.
Secondly, when you pick the place for your wedding, choose the one that would include everything that is tables, chairs, tents and linens because it will save you a lot on the rentals. If you think that picking a raw place like a backyard will cost you less, then you are wrong as the rentals for all these things will be heavy on your pocket. You can save up on the decorations by using flowers that are in the season. Talk to the florist about that. Using the same flowers, but with a different setting, for your reception could save you a ton. Do not assume that having a buffet system will be less expensive. Consider getting a simple menu but with flavorful dishes in harmony. Moreover, consider that a buffet will save you on the extra money you will shell out on the servers.
All this may sound like a lot of work but if it’s easier on the pocket, then it’s totally worth it. Booking a venue at a short-term will really help you a lot. For a caterer, a date who is not booked is lost forever. So, a last-minute booking can be golden for you as well as the vendor, and your vendor will be more flexible on the prices. And lastly, cut your guest list. Invite only those who really care about you and are close to you. Sharing your special day with the nearest and dearest to you will make you truly happy.
Cheap wedding ideas are all around you, so just look for them.…