On July 20, we had a very lovely, frugal wedding. Here are all my posts about planning the wedding and my wedding budget. You can compare the budget to the actual amount spent in the last post. If you’re planning a wedding soon, I hope these ideas help! Please leave your ideas in the comment section, too!
- 5 Tips for a Wedding Under $5,000
- Wedding Photography on a Budget
- Three Important Money Decisions Before Marriage
- Wedding Invitations for Half the Cost
- Confessions of a Frugal Bride
- A Wedding Snowflake
- Saying “No” to Wedding Extras
- To be a Frugal Bride, be a Flexible Bride
- When Professionals are the Frugal Choice
- A Fabulous Wedding for $4,534!
We had a mid-day ceremony on a Sunday at our favorite state park with a picnic reception. I’m totally lucky because many talented friends donated services as their gifts to us: my family and I did the flowers out of our local farmer’s market, one friend made the cake, another was our officiant, another played music at the ceremony, my brother helped with photographs, and my step kids helped me design the wedding program.
$300: Ceremony (park lodge rental and chair rental)
$750: Dress, alterations, and hair
$280: Invitations, save-the-dates, and thank-yous
$300: Music rentals and music at the rehearsal dinner
$1050: Catering and bar
$ 50: Wedding license
$400: Gifts (including stepdaughters’ dresses)
$250: Parties (open house Friday and girls’ lunch Saturday)
$ 70: Favors/programs