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50 Fun Wedding Ideas if you’re on a tight budget

Bridal Bargains: Secrets to Throwing a Fantastic Wedding on a Realistic Budget
Bridal Bargains: Secrets to Throwing a Fantastic Wedding on a Realistic Budget

If you’re on a tight budget like most newlywed couples are, then you may be the type of couple that still wants to throw a fancy, special wedding but are trying to keep your costs down.

There are all sorts of ways to do this — Web Watch is in favor of the “don’t invite anyone” wedding in terms of cost containment — but on the other hand, our input on this subject is often summarily dismissed.

Oh well.

Still, that’s why we can turn to places that know this stuff better than we do, such as the editors at GLAMOUR magazine.

They’ve compiled a list of 50 COST-CUTTING WEDDING IDEAS that can still help make your wedding a smashing success, for a fraction of the price.

First on their list?  Serve dessert first.  Just serve some simple cocktails, and serve the cake.  No need for any other food (tell people you’ll join them at the local bar later for wings and beer – and chances are all your friends would pick up your tab anyway… if they were real friends, they would.  You know it, they know it.)

Other things they’ve suggested:

  • Why get married on a Saturday?  Other days or times of day may be cheaper
  • Stick with beer and wine.  Leave the hard alcohol to those with more money
  • Slice the cake in smaller sized pieces so you can serve more people
  • Shop those post-holiday sales for cheap table decorations. Getting married next year?  Those December candles will be perfectly fine in June.
  • Make your wedding BYOB — that is, bring your own liquor to the reception area rather than buying it through the venue.  If the venue says “no”, you may want to find a different place to hold your wedding.