Whimsical beauty and awe-striking extravagance don’t have to come with a hefty price tag. In fact, there are several ways to have a budget-friendly ceremony and reception while still having a gorgeous, fairytale wedding! Here’s a short list of just a few of the many ways you can save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, on your beautiful day! **Renting Your Wedding Dress**: Although some women, understandably, disagree with renting a wedding dress, renting will save you hundreds of dollars in the long run. Plus, with renting a dress, you have more options to choose from – You can have that gorgeous designer gown or chic and vintage lace dress for half the price. **Hiring Family Friends**** to do the Dirty Work:** Yep, I said it. Hire your family’s friends to do all of the dirty work! By asking a few family friends to help pitch in with serving and cleaning at the reception, you can save hundreds of dollars on your catering budget. Just ask everyone to wear black shoes, black slacks, and a white top to make the cleaning crew look professional and uniformed. **Backyard Wedding:** If you want an outdoor wedding, ask your family or friends if they have enough property, and if they are willing and able, to host your wedding. By having it in someone’s manicured backyard or rustic barn, you can save thousands on your venue budget.
**The Family Band:** If you have musically talented friends or family, you can hire them to play the music for your ceremony, and even your reception. With a family member or friend acting as the DJ, you can save, yet again, hundreds of dollars on the music aspect of your wedding. This is just a sneak peak on how to save big bucks on your big day. By hiring friends and family to do the catering and DJ’ing, renting your dress, and having a backyard wedding, you’d be surprised on how much money you can really save! Stay tuned to see in detail how you can save money on your gorgeous day! Your dream wedding doesn’t have to cost you an arm, a leg, and 6 fingers. With just a few tips and a couple penny pinching ideas and suggestions, you can have the wedding of your dreams, and still have a few dollars left over for a home down payment, your honeymoon, or anything else!