15+ Ways to Save On Your Wedding

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- weddings don’t have to break the bank. There are thousands of super cheap alternatives so you’re still able to afford your dream wedding without costing you an arm and a leg. Check out these 15+ ideas below. Don’t be afraid to drop your top tips in the comments below too!

  1. Write out your own invitations instead of printing/hiring someone to do it

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2. Hire an up-and-coming photographer to support small businesses and save on big company fees

Source: iStock Photo

3. Opt for minimalist flowers instead of big and expensive florals

Source: Wedding Mania

4. Size down your cake to cheapen bakery fees

Source: Martha Stewart

5. Or even have a dessert stack and DIY it

Source: Wedding Wire

6. Let your bridesmaids pick their own dresses while sticking to a common theme to avoid paying

Source: Here Comes the Guide

7. Attempt to slice your guest list in half for a more intimate (and cheaper) celebration

Newlyweds kiss at head of family-style wedding table | Budget-friendly wedding ideas

Source: Christophe Genty Photography

8. Have a backyard wedding to save on venue costs

How Much Does A Backyard Wedding Cost?

Source: Pinterest

9. Have a mid-week wedding to stop costly venue fees

Midweek Wedding - How To Plan & Navigate The Logistics

Source: Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

10. Have a breakfast wedding for cheaper all-round fees

How To Have An Intimate Breakfast Wedding

Source: Wedding Chicks

11. Have an alcohol-free reception for no bar fees

Is it okay to have an Alcohol-Free Wedding? | Wedding drink, Wedding alcohol, Wedding guest list

Source: Pinterest

12. Use assorted glassware for a different look and vintage vibe

10 Eco-Friendly Wedding Ideas - Confetti Fix

Source: Confetti Fix

13. Check second-hand stores for cheap wedding dresses

Bride finds second hand $60 wedding dress in thrift store

Source: Yahoo

14. Have food trucks instead of serving a sit-down meal

Epic food truck wedding by Lauren Fair Photography | Cheap + casual wedding ideas

Source: Lauren Fair Photography

15. Text or email your save-the-dates to save paper and printing costs

Genius Wedding Money Saving Tips

Source: Mallory Hope Design

16. Have a polaroid photobooth instead of a professional camera

Revelry Events | Cool + Creative Wedding Planners | London + Scotland | Wedding Ideas: Photo booths

Source: Revelry Events

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