A beautiful budget wedding might seem like the stuff of dreams but it is possible.

Make your budget wedding a reality by using these tips from the experts. See how to save money on everything from your wedding invitations to flowers and food.

Planning a wedding is a challenging enterprise. Even tougher is planning a wedding on a budget. 

When you’re putting together the biggest, most exciting party you’ll ever host, the last thing you want to think about is how you’ll pay for it all.

Unless you want to start your marriage with a huge debt, you need to think about your wedding budget up front.

Expert tips for a beautiful budget wedding

According to The Knot’s 2016 Real Weddings Study, the average cost of a wedding is around US$35,000 so, it’s not surprising many couples rely on credit cards and bank loans to finance their big day.

However, cutting costs doesn’t have to mean cutting corners.

There are lots of money saving tips and tricks you can use to ensure your budget wedding is gorgeous, too.

Start with a Budget

Yes. You need a budget.

Unless you have unlimited funds at your disposal, which is unlikely if you’re reading this, you need to decide how much you can spend and then allocate those funds accordingly.

Check out this wedding budget checklist from Mod Wedding to see a breakdown of how much you ought to be spending in each budget category.

Wedding budget checklist for a frugal wedding

Source: ModWedding

 

Budget Wedding – Money Saving Tips

Whether you’re aiming to save a little or save a lot, you’ll discover some incredible and surprising suggestions for keeping the costs down for your budget wedding.

Click on the links to see the full articles.

 

33 Insanely Smart Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

Budget Wedding | Money saving ideas

Source: Buzzfeed

 

10 Things to Cut from Your Wedding

Budget Wedding | Save money list

Source: Wedding Wire

 

10 Ways to Make Your Budget Wedding Look Beautiful

 

Have a $50,000 Wedding on a $3,000 Budget

 

How do I Slash My Budget? 47 Ways to Have an Almost Free Wedding

Budget Wedding | 47 ways to spend less on your wedding

Source: I do jour

 

11 Crazy Smart Wedding Budget Ideas

Budget Wedding | Amazing Real Wedding Budget Ideas From Real Brides

Source: Wedding Mix

 

Huge List of Wedding Freebies

 

 

Budget Wedding – DIY Ideas

A budget wedding presents lots of opportunities to put your DIY skills to use.

But… Don’t get carried away.

Choose only those projects you’re confident you can complete successfully and on time. There’s no point in loading up your schedule with a million and one DIY projects and turning up at your own wedding, too frazzled to enjoy it.

If you have friends with mad DIY skills, ask for their help in lieu of a wedding present.

If you’re frugal-minded, chances are your friends are, too.

Some possibilities for the DIY treatment are:

  • Backdrops for the ceremony & photos
  • Photo booth
  • Invitations
  • Favours and place settings
  • Flower arrangements and other decorations.

 

15 Hottest Wedding Backdrop Ideas

 

20 Brilliant Wedding Photo Booth Ideas

 

50 Unique DIY Wedding Invitation Ideas

Budget Wedding | DIY Invitations

Source: Hi Miss Puff

 

15 Favour Ideas for a Rustic Wedding

Budget Wedding | DIY Wedding Favours

Source: The Knot

Your Budget Wedding

With some creativity and your frugal know-how you can create a beautiful wedding without spending vast amounts of money or worse still, money you don’t have.

Make sure your married life begins on a bright note, and not with the cloud of debt casting a lingering gloom over your future.

Your Turn…

Do you have any other tips and tricks to add to the list?

Would you consider a simple budget wedding or are all the ‘bells and whistles’ necessary for your special day?

Leave a comment below to let us know your thoughts.

Budget Wedding | How to have a beautiful budget wedding

Before you go, kick start the planning for your budget wedding with a vision board or try planning for visual learners – it’s great for brainstorming!