Producing a Memorable Wedding on a Budget

With Wedding bells in my future, my partner and I have been talking about budget wedding plans. The following is a question that plenty of people have asked: ‘Can you actually create an unforgettable wedding when on a tight budget?’ Well if you are currently planning that special occasion with just a relatively small amount of money, you will be happy to note that the answer to that question is a resounding yes!


A Memorable Wedding on a Budget 


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Admittedly, some creativity needs to be employed when trying to formulate a wedding with limited financial resources. However, you won’t need to tap into your imagination too much with regards to this, as this article will point out various methods in how to produce a memorable wedding on a budget.


Produce free wedding invitations


Wedding invitations, whether you get them specially produced or you go the handcrafted route, can be unexpectedly pricey. Admittedly they’re not going competing with the wedding dress or venue in terms of cost, but they could still put a significant dent in your budget.

However, you can create your own wedding invitations online for free and send them digitally. As well as not incurring any outlay, it will also save time producing such invitations.


Hire a student photographer


A specialist wedding photography firm might claim to supply the best service and picture quality, but this will also usually come with an eye-watering bill attached. One way to get around this is by hiring a student or amateur photographer.

When doing this, you obviously have to take some precautions. Make sure to browse their portfolio to see the standard of their work. Thankfully there are seemingly more aspiring photographers than ever, so you will have plenty of students/amateurs to choose from and they will be a much better choice in terms of general cost.


Shop for bargains


Looking on the Internet or in outlet stores could help unearth various wedding-related bargains. From wedding shoes to jewelry, you will find many special places that will supply needed items at a fraction of the cost.

Search in the right places, and you could even find an attractive wedding dress on the cheap!


Get family/friends to cover the food


Catering can be one of the most expensive aspects of any wedding, and that is especially the case when it comes to the all-important wedding cake. To counteract this potentially pricey issue, and assuming you know a family member or friend that has a talent and passion for food, you could recruit the help of someone you know for the fraction of the cost.

On the topic of enlisting the help of friends and family, you could also do this if they have any other useful talent. They could be a musician or even magician for example, and they will no doubt provide their form of entertainment for free or a small charge.


Don’t invite too many people


While a large, grand wedding is usually associated with having many guests in attendance, you could save a fortune by limiting the invites sent out. This is due to the fact that the fewer people at your wedding, the less food, and drink, space and welcome bags etc. are needed. So with that in mind, you should only invite your closest family and dearest of friends to your wedding and always remind them to shop for flights on a budget.

About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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