Weddings are a joyous occasion to commemorate the union of two people who have fallen in love. I didn’t think getting married at a courthouse was romantic enough. But I didn’t want to pay $10,000 for four hours of work.
One of your first judgments as an engaged pair should be the level of opulence for this occasion. Is there going to be squabbles, drama, and debt as a result of this? Perhaps dial it back a notch or two! If you enjoy preparing and have been looking forward to this day for years, go for it! I’ll make an appearance!
Today’s blog I will share my experienced when i threw a low cost wedding party. I hope it’s helpful to you budget brides who want to keep it simple! It’s important to remember that you’re honoring your love for each other, not the day! Whatever you do, if it is the center of your big day, it will be the best day ever!
My Budget’s Priorities
One of the advantages of a wedding under $1,000 is that there is no debt! We owe no one anything, and it’s a wonderful feeling. We were able to enjoy our day without having to worry about paying for anything in the future.
It also demonstrated how fortunate we were to have individuals come together to assist us and keep our budget intact. To have a good time and celebrate our new marriage, we didn’t have to spend a lot of money or go into debt.
We’re neither traditional nor religious, so we didn’t mind leaving out the majority of the ingredients. My husband, on the other hand, was adamant about wearing a tux, so we paid a little more for his as well as the adjustments. He spent more money than I did on his clothes!
We decided to pay for what we really needed and then let the rest fall into place. Why should we spend money on invitations when we only have 30 Facebook pals attending our wedding? When we all wanted to go to Dave and Busters and drink and have a good time, why pay for a bunch of food?
I Didn’t Wear Any Expensive Dresses
It’s quite acceptable for some of you to roll your eyes and skip over this part. Many people I know received fantastic prices on their wedding gowns. Even so, on the low end, those came in at roughly $300. Bridesmaid outfits have cost me approximately $300 in the past!
‘It’s cute, you can wear it again!’ just say no. I’m sorry, but I’m not going to do that. I nearly guarantee I’ll never put that dress on again. I felt great about allowing my girls to dress in something comfortable for such a relaxed occasion.
Target had my modest, ivory-colored dress for $30. My bridesmaids wore gowns that they already had in their wardrobes. We went barefoot after buying my husband a new button down shirt from Marshall’s.
My Something old was a piece of jewelry that belonged to my mother and that she wore every day. A diamond stud from my great grandmother’s wedding ring hung on the chain.
My sister’s diamond earrings (or perhaps my mother’s) were the inspiration for something Borrowed. My Something blue was a hair clip, and I honestly don’t recall what my something new was. My clothing, the hair clip, or something similar, I believe we used.
We hired a family friend who does photography in his spare time to take our pictures. We paid him $150 to come shoot photos for us on the day because he had previously done so.
He was so gracious to travel all the way out here and take our pictures for such a small fee, but he is just that kind of man. The photos came out beautifully!
As a wedding gift, his wife created our guest book, and a friend’s mother later created a photo book of our wedding photos! My sister’s friend and our ‘wedding planner/coordinator’ designed our invites and all of the ‘paper’ signs we required.
As a wedding present, another friend who is a hairdresser, does makeup, and owns her own store came by and did my hair. While getting ready in our rooms, we sipped mimosas.
I Skipped a Few Entertainments
At our wedding, there was no dancing and no booze. There is no DJ, only an iPhone. My friend’s husband had downloaded the rock and roll version of the song “Never Stop,” not the “wedding version,” so it was a little confusing and awkward, but we had a good time anyhow.
Although it may seem strange not to have wine at a wedding, we chose to skip that expense. We didn’t think it was necessary because the majority of our guests didn’t drink.
My Personal Advice For You Who Wants to Throw a Low Budget Wedding Party
Take advantage of all the resources available to you! Use your skills if you have them since they can make a big impact. Please remember to reciprocate.
For example, even though I received complimentary photographs, I still paid a gratuity and informed the photographer that she could use our photographs in her portfolio.
My sister and brother-in-law are in the same situation. My cake was baked by her, but I paid for the supplies and told her to find another bride to bake her cake.
Also, don’t attempt to be all things to all people. It’s not about them; it’s about you. We haven’t even been alive a year, and we have no recollection of what happened on that day. We’re delighted we didn’t waste a lot of money and time worrying about something we’ll forget about in the future.
Free Gold White Flower Wedding Invitation Templates
If you are careful with the materials, making wedding invitations can be less expensive. However, consider the quantity of invitations you’ll be making and if you’ll have enough time to complete them.
Are you thinking of making your own invitations? Then try customizing these Free Gold White Flower Wedding Invitations that I’ve made available to you!
- Right-Click each one of your selection
- Then select “Save Image As”, locate where you want the file to be saved in your device.
- Click “Save”, or tap “Enter”, and the download process will start shortly
Pro Tip: Why not go totally digital instead of picking and choosing from the online invitation suite papers? Various websites can assist you in determining which options are most cost-effective.