How To Save Money At Your Wedding

Most people believe that a good wedding will be very costly. But who said that a wedding needs to be expensive?

All those fancy magazines, bridal shops, and adverts on TV, try to tell you that you need to buy the very best of everything to have an enjoyable wedding. But, of course they say this! Their whole business is setup to try and get you to spend a lot of money with them!

Don't be suckered in by them! It is possible to have a fanastic wedding, and at a price range that you can afford. Sure, if you are a millionaire, it would be nice to buy the best of the best, and have a fairytale wedding. But not all of us are that wealthy. Believe me, it doesn't matter! You shouldn't need to take out a loan for what should be one of the happiest days of your life.


Firstly, why not talk to your friends and family and see if they'd be willing to help you out with tablecloths and decorations? Nobody said you have to have silk tablecloths. Cotton or even paper tablecloths can be quite nice these days, and they won't break your bank account.

The tablecloths are only going to get dirty anyway, so why waste money cleaning expensive tablecloths, when you could just use paper tablecloths and throw them out at the end?

Oh no, I can hear people out there, gasping in horror! I can't use paper tablecloths!

Of course you can! They are only tablecloths, and if you think about it, they really aren't that important. All that really matters is the bride and groom.

Dinner Settings

So what's next? Ahh yes, dinner settings. These can be very expensive, but when you think about it, you really don't need costly dinner settings. After all, who's going to remember what plates they ate off at your wedding? (Can you remember any of the dinner settings you ate off at any weddings you've been to?)

Well, why not ask your family members to bring dinner settings they have? Everyone has an aunt or relative somewhere that has a dinner setting gathering dust in a cupboard. Why not ask them if you can borrow them?

Or maybe go for plastic or paper plates. They are only going to get dirty, after all!


Now, in regards to food, it's nice to have it catered, but that will cost you an arm and a leg. Why not approach your family and friends and ask how they would feel about bringing a plate of food for everyone to share?

Stop thinking that this would offend people, because it will save you a LOT of money. And the people you ask will feel honoured that you have asked them to help!

Suits and Dresses

With dresses and suits, all I can say is you should hire, or find a resale shop somewhere. If you are a dressmaker (or know someone that is), you can get your suits and dresses custom made. You can always add things to a plain wedding dress that you buy from a shop, and personalise it if you want. You can still get great suits and wedding dresses, at a fraction of the full retail-price, just by buying them second hand.


Finally, you can save quite a bit of money by buying silk bouquets, rather than bouquets made of real flowers. Silk bouquets look very lifelike these days, and you get the added bonus of being able to keep the silk bouquets after the wedding, as a memory of the great day. (A Bouquet made of real flowers will not last very long without expensive drying)

The main thing to remember is that you should not be too concerned about saving money wherever you can. It's hard to believe when you are actually planning the wedding, but PEOPLE DON'T CARE IF YOU HAVEN'T BOUGHT EXPENSIVE BOUQUETS, SUITS, CATERING OR TABLECLOTHS! All that is important is whether the bride and groom are going to be happy. Weddings are about the people, not the type of dinner setting you used!