Cheap Wedding Ideas On A Budget

If you are looking for some cheap wedding ideas on a budget, or just some inspiration for an affordable but still beautiful wedding, I have it. This article provides some tips for having great wedding ideas on a budget. I’ve put together a list of affordable wedding ideas/tips that will help you have the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank.

Your wedding is supposed to be one of the most memorable days of your life. The last thing you want is for it to be stressful and full of anxiety because you’re worried about money.

When most people think about weddings, they think about cake tastings, floral arrangements, and expensive photographers.

While those are all important aspects of a wedding, they don’t have to be expensive. There are plenty of ways to have a beautiful and memorable wedding without going into debt.

So go ahead and try out these budget wedding ideas, and let me know how it goes!

Wedding Ideas On A Budget

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Here are a few tips for planning a wedding on a budget:

1. Visit an antique store

This will be a fantastic activity for you and your partner to do together! For a fraction of the price of a department store, you can find centerpieces, decor, signs, and more from your local thrift and antique shop.

Check these cheap wedding decor items on Amazon.

2. Centerpieces from Dollar Stores/ Amazon

Instead of spending money on pricey centerpieces, you can get vases and glasses for a fraction of the cost from the dollar store. You can find a lot of amazing and easy-to-do ideas on Pinterest.

Check out these Ivory Foam Fake Roses with Stems for Centerpieces

3. Creating Your Own Invitations

Design it yourself using Picmonkey.com or Canva.com, or ask a friend who is a designer to design it for you and then print it using Vistaprint for a low-cost invitation. I’m sure any of your designer friends will be delighted to assist you.

4. Ditch the DJ and Make Your Own Wedding Playlist

Rather than hiring a DJ for a few hundred dollars, make your own playlist with your and your future husband’s favorite music. You may also ask your relatives for song recommendations.

5. Wedding Favors as a Centerpiece

Instead of buying more wedding gifts, use those handcrafted centerpieces as take-home wedding favors! Guests will appreciate being able to take a piece of decor (made by you) home with them and cherish the memories.

6. Buying in bulk!

Work with local farms, restaurants, and craft supply businesses to buy flowers, food, and party materials in bulk or wholesale for a discounted price.

7. Friends as Photographers

By hiring wedding photographers, you can take the help of your friends and family to record your important day. They will most likely help you for free or at a discounted rate.

8. Return to School

Well, not exactly, but you can find people ready to work for less as a DJ, band, photographer, and more by contacting local campuses. You’re not only saving money, but you’re also assisting a local student in gaining experience.

9. Rather than programs, use signs.

Rather than printing expensive programs for guests that outline the schedule of events, post a sign at the front door and inside to save money on printing and paper!

Check out this Small Countertop Chalkboard to announce events.


I have provides a few tips for having a wedding on a budget. By following these tips, you can save money while still putting on a beautiful and memorable wedding.

Make sure to check my other ideas too:

Also, don’t forget to pin these Wedding Ideas On A Budget to your “Budget Wedding Ideas” OR “DIY Wedding Ideas” Boards.

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