The average cost of weddings in 2017 was $33,391, according to The Knot. From the venue to decorations to the bridal attire and everything in between, everything adds up quickly. Luckily, it’s easier than you think to plan a beautiful wedding on a budget.
Here are some budget wedding ideas to help you out:
Videography is a crucial aspect to weddings, but it can typically run $2,000+. If you don’t have room for that in your budget, consider a DIY wedding videography option like Wedit! For $374, you’ll get 5 HD cameras for 1 week, online hosting for 12 months, digital download of all footage and prepaid shipping. You can even have your videos edited by our professional editing team!
Wedit allows everything to be captured through your guests’ eyes. This also gives the chance for things like the wedding travels, rehearsal dinner, morning-after brunch, etc. to be recorded. Book now to reserve your package!
Hold the ceremony/reception outside or at home
What personifies a summer wedding better than it being outside? You can dramatically cut venue rental costs by hosting your ceremony, reception or both outside or at home (or a relative’s home). Make sure to have a backup plan, like heavy-duty tents and fans, in case of extreme weather.
We already wrote a blog post about DIY wedding ideas, but this is a huge way to save money! Anything that’s DIY will add a more personal touch, while cutting the middleman out. You can make just about anything and everything for your wedding, but obviously, you don’t want to be overwhelmed. Enlist the help of friends and family (especially if you’re not the most crafty person).
Skip the DJ and make your own playlists. You can ask guests what songs they’d like to hear in their RSVP cards. This is an especially great idea if you’ll be having the wedding outside or at home, as mentioned above.
Provide your own alcohol
If you’ll be having your wedding at a banquet hall or any other facility, ask if you can bring in your own alcohol. This will cut major costs since alcohol can get pricey. If not, opt for a cash bar with wine and beer being served during dinner.
What are your budget wedding tips? Let us know!