Budget Wedding Ideas

Trying to plan your wedding on the cheap? (Who isn’t?)

Scroll down to see a bunch of useful articles + ideas about planning a wedding on a budget.


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13 Affordable Wedding Venue Options (That Don't Feel Cheap)

13 Affordable Wedding Venue Options (That Don't Feel Cheap)

While the venue will take a healthy bite out of your overall wedding budget, you don't want it to consume the whole thing! When you choose a nontraditional venue, like the 13 types listed here, you're likely to enjoy a unique setting along with a lower price point. And we call that a win-win.


15 Non-Alcoholic Wedding Bar Ideas

15 Non-Alcoholic Wedding Bar Ideas

While your typical cocktail-serving bar is always a good time, why not shake things up a bit with these non-alcoholic alternatives? From fruit juice to flavored popcorn, check out these 15 ideas for interactive wedding stations!


37 Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding

37 Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding

Here are 37 ways to save money on your wedding—without sacrificing style! We list our best cheap wedding ideas so you can have a champagne wedding on a beer budget.


7 Affordable Santa Cruz, CA Wedding Venues

7 Affordable Santa Cruz, CA Wedding Venues

With its small-town charm and laid-back sophistication, Santa Cruz, CA has become a sought-after wedding destination.


15 Swoon-worthy Small Wedding Ideas

15 Swoon-worthy Small Wedding Ideas

Small weddings provide a bit more wiggle room with the budget, which allows ample opportunity to get creative. To prove it, here's a compilation of swoon-worthy ideas for a small wedding that you'll no doubt want to steal.


18 Affordable Connecticut Wedding Venues

18 Affordable Connecticut Wedding Venues

Hoping to find an affordable Connecticut wedding venue? Don't despair! From a historic inn and mansion estate, to a picturesque farm or famous rose garden this state offers plenty of options.


How To Tip Your Wedding Vendors

How To Tip Your Wedding Vendors

You've itemized your wedding budget down to the last cent. But with all the numbers tallied up you might be forgetting a costly, but necessary, expense: Tips! We've put together the ultimate guide on tipping your wedding vendors—from who, to when, to how much?!


Big Day Savings: 11 Affordable Ventura County Wedding Venues

Big Day Savings: 11 Affordable Ventura County Wedding Venues

Ventura County embraces the best of the California lifestyle. It's a diverse destination that offers a choice of wedding venues that are much more affordable than their pricier neighbors (we're looking at you, Malibu and Santa Barbara!) to the North and South.


9 Ways To Keep Your Wedding Simple

9 Ways To Keep Your Wedding Simple

If you're hoping to have a relatively fuss-free wedding, might we suggest you follow the G-rated version of our favorite acronym, K.I.S.S.—aka "Keep it simple, sister!" Here are 9 ways to keep your wedding as simple as can be.


18 Affordable Wedding Venues in the Inland Empire

18 Affordable Wedding Venues in the Inland Empire

California's Inland Empire is fertile ground not just for grapevines but for weddings, too! This region offers a wealth of places for your celebration—many of them quite affordable.


Affordable Los Angeles Weddings: 8 Venues That Won't Break The Bank!

Affordable Los Angeles Weddings: 8 Venues That Won't Break The Bank!

Los Angeles is more affordable than you may think! You can have your wedding on a rooftop with spectacular L.A. skyline views, in a charming 1928 brick Italian Villa, or many other fabulous venues without spending your last dime.


The Ultimate Elopement Checklist

The Ultimate Elopement Checklist

Although an elopement has fewer moving parts than a large wedding, there's still some advance planning you'll want to do. Why? Because despite the simpler process, there are plenty of important things you won't want to forget! To help get you straight to your happily-ever-after with as little stress as possible, we've put together this Elopement Checklist.


Tips for Planning a Budget-Friendly Small Wedding

Tips for Planning a Budget-Friendly Small Wedding

Long guest list, grand ballroom, and an endless number of dollar signs not your thing? We don't blame you! Here are 5 ways to keep your wedding—and the final bill!—on the smaller side.


Budget not the size of Texas? 17 Affordable Hill Country Wedding Venues

Budget not the size of Texas? 17 Affordable Hill Country Wedding Venues

The Hill Country surrounding Austin is not only renowned for its gorgeous scenery and thriving wine industry, it also offers some great—and affordable—wedding venues. Whether you're planning a down-home celebration on a ranch or a beautiful ceremony in a formal garden, you'll be able to host it at a place that won't break the bank.


Is Anything Budget-Friendly Around San Jose? YES! 15 Affordable Wedding Venues in Silicon Valley

Is Anything Budget-Friendly Around San Jose? YES! 15 Affordable Wedding Venues in Silicon Valley

Affordable Wedding Venues in Silicon Valley really do exist! And you'll have plenty of options to consider. Whether you're looking for a Bay Area garden paradise, a charming Arts and Crafts-style landmark, a winery, or an indoor/outdoor country club venue, none of these places in and around San Jose will break the bank.


The Ultimate Wedding Budget Checklist

The Ultimate Wedding Budget Checklist

Here it is: The Ultimate Wedding Budget Checklist with a full breakdown of potential wedding expenses. This comprehensive list includes the items most weddings entail, as well as the "typical" percentage of your budget you may want to reserve for each one. Yes, we're slightly Type-A.


Affordable Wedding Invitations That Look Like A Million Bucks

Affordable Wedding Invitations That Look Like A Million Bucks

The wedding planning struggle is real. You want your wedding to be chic AF, but you don't exactly have a sky-high budget. Luckily, even the most cash-strapped couples can now get designer-quality wedding invitations with Minted!


15 Elopement Announcement Ideas You NEED To Steal

15 Elopement Announcement Ideas You NEED To Steal

You’ve already decided to elope. Now it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to let the world know about your marriage! From silly to sentimental, we’ve put together a list of 15 creative ways to shout out your elopement.


5 Things To Consider Before You Elope

5 Things To Consider Before You Elope

So you've decided to elope. Smart choice! However, even though this day is all about the two of you, there are still some things to consider and etiquette guidelines to follow. Read our Top 5 Things To Consider Before You Elope.


Wish for a Better Guest Book

Wish for a Better Guest Book

Tired of the traditional guest books? Mix it up with a Wedding Wish Tree! We show you exactly how this DIY project is done. So grab your bridesmaids and get to DIY-ing this show-stopping wedding centerpiece.


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