Wedding Costs: How to Have an Affordable, Cheap, Budget-Friendly Wedding
Got a big family but an itty-bitty budget? Here are some ways to have an affordable wedding without leaving Aunt Doris off the list
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The Wedding Guru says: Many bridal couples first pick the venue and then see how many guests they can invite in order to stay in their budget. But I agree with you that it’s the guest list that’s most important!
There are many ways to plan a wedding that include all the guests, but don’t break the bank. Try planning the wedding during the daytime, with a traditional tea to follow. If you can, add tea sandwiches, cake, and Champagne or punch. Another concept is “Just Desserts” — serving lots of sweet things (some made by family and friends) and beverages. Either of these should allow you to stay in-budget.
For other ways to make a wedding more affordable, see HudsonValleyWeddings.com’s article “Keep Your Budget Low without Compromising Your Expectations.”