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6 Ideas For Planning An Affordable Low Budget Wedding

Written by Terry Plank on . Posted in Affordable - Low Budget Weddings

Six Ideas For Planning An Affordable Low Budget Wedding

In this economy, there are many reasons for considering a more affordable,  low budget wedding, everything from one of you being out of work to trying to save up to purchase a home.

In the next few blog posts, I’ll suggest some ways to adjust costs in order to have a less expensive wedding.

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Let’s start with finding a low budget location. One way to make a wedding more affordable is to save on location so you can spend more on your photography and other elements you value.

Start with a Google and Bing search for the following keyword phrases (add you specific city, county, or state…search for “location” and then same phrase with “venue”):

  •  (city, county, or state) affordable wedding location (venue)
  •  (city, county, or state) inexpensive wedding location (venue)
  •  (city, county, or state) cheap wedding location (venue)
  •  (city, county, or state) low cost wedding location (venue)
  •  (city, county, or state) low budget wedding location (venue)

Next consider locations that are not formal wedding venues, but might be good options for your wedding ceremony location.

  • Public spaces like beaches.
  • National and local parks.
  • State beaches
  • Restaurants.
  • Performing arts centers or theaters.
  • Lighthouses.
  • Your college or University.
  • Bed and breakfast.
  • Home or private garden.
  • Community center buildings.

In addition to these, even more expensive locations can be affordable. It’s worth researching the following and then comparing your options:

  • Special discounts for booking reservations early.
  • An off-season date such as fall, winter, or early spring.
  • Weekdays.
  • Morning wedding.

Three other suggestions may help you find that special location you can also manage financially.

  • Consider having your reception at a different location, i.e., a restaurant.
  • Instead of a reception immediately following the wedding, have a party later that is in a less expensive location.
  • Consider an all-inclusive package. Our Weddings By The Sea Destination Package is an example of an inexpensive approach to a simple wedding ceremony.

I’ll look at these last three ideas in a later post in this series on affordable low budget weddings.

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