My husband and I got married 09/09/09 – on a Wednesday
Tip 1# – Pick a day that means something special to you and yours, also your guest list will be less. Don’t worry about hurting people’s feelings that it’s not convenient for them – it’s all about love, not entertaining your guests on your expense.
Tip 2# – We did a back yard garden ceremony – no extra cost for a venue.
Tip 3# – Invitations use print master gold (DIY) / wedding favors DIY.
Tip 4# – Photographers – we explored photographers that were good but didn’t have wedding experience and they offered us a TFP = Trade for Print so they could use our photos for their up and developing website. BTW – they are now professional wedding photographers.
Tip 5# – Dress – under $200.00 didn’t purchase from a bridal shop (but if you do look at bridal shops go off season sales), simple elegant and ivory / white. Brides maid dresses from retail shop $20.00 each. We did our own hair and make up…
Tip 6# – Food and drinks (either finger or tapa’s) so much cheaper than sit down dinners, we bottled our own wine / bought some beer and served water.
Tip 7# – Hired a friend (DJ) for the wedding, they will often give you a reasonable discount and they can be a guest as well for your wedding.
Tip 8# – Pawn shop wedding rings – something old / something new.
Tip 9# – Flower / decorations – dollar store and DIY.
Tip 10# – Honey moon – 2 nights at a local B&B on a River Float House, no travel needed.
Remember – weddings don’t have to be a huge expense – but if you want an expensive wedding I can help you too… #BrideOnABudget