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Feb 9, 2012

How to Save Money on Your Wedding

Cheap wedding decorations and accessories can be just as nice as more expensive ones. A perfect wedding doesn't have to be extravagant. You can keep it simple, yet memorable. Don't worry if you don't have very much money. Just read these tips to learn how to plan an affordable wedding.
How can you have the wedding of your dreams and still save money at the same time? Even if you don't have much to spend, you can still throw a wonderful celebration. There are some cheap wedding solutions for couples on a budget - especially if you plan on getting married during an "off" month. January through March is a very affordable time to get married, since many vendors have their winter seasonal sales. You can also find musicians and DJs that charge less during these months.
Don't automatically assume that supplying your own tables, chairs, china, tents etc. will be cheap. Sometimes venues offer everything you need at an affordable price. Just check with different sites around your community to find out how much it would cost to rent everything. While you're at it, you can scale back on the flowers and decorations. Sometimes simple is better, anyway.
Speaking of decorations, they don't have to be expensive. You can buy them wholesale or make your own. There are plenty of DIY guides for cheap wedding crafts online. You can: make gel candles, decorate flower pots, centerpieces, place card holders, and so forth. You can also make the favors yourself if you want to give your guests something that's truly from the heart.
Carefully consider the menu. Will it be cheaper to offer a buffet or hire a caterer? Could you cook some of the food yourself? A dinner menu, appetizer, salad, and cake should be plenty enough. You can also keep cocktails and appetizers simple. All you really need is enough food and drinks for everybody to have one serving.
Look online for cheap wedding discounts on dresses, tuxes, favors, and decorations. You can save money if you order items wholesale on the internet. Sometimes stores will sell overstocked items through their websites at inexpensive prices just to get rid of them. You don't have to compromise on quality if you order wholesale or overstocked items - you can still have a cheap wedding with nice accessories and decorations.