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9 Budget Wedding Tips from Actual Married Couples

Written by Grace & Silas
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Planning a wedding is definitely exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. And when it comes to planning your own wedding, there are some important tips you need to know to avoid unnecessary spending and stress during the process.

You may lose your motivation when you search for beautiful wedding ceremonies and learn their average cost. However, after you read this article about the 10 budget wedding tips we found from married couples, you will realize that your dream wedding may not be as expensive as you think! You can plan your own wedding ceremony by following our best budget-friendly tips. So, take notes!

They Stick to Their Budget

Couples who don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on their wedding, take control of their money. They consider the average cost of their wedding beforehand and stick to their plan to avoid overspending. So, set a number with your partner before deciding on everything you want, and make sure you stick to it.

They Set Priorities

We’ve found that married couples set their priorities for their wedding first; the things they wanted the most. Then they could purchase the extra things they wanted if they had enough money left over.

Out in Nature

Many married couples found that they were able to save money by having their wedding, not in a grand ballroom of a fancy hotel, but in the countryside. 

They Plan Their Guest List Wisely

Do you have a limited budget for your wedding? Try cutting your guest list. The couples we interviewed say that half of their budget went to the expenses of their guests. And just eliminating one table of 10 people will save at least $1,000.

They Choose the Correct Date and Time

When it comes to a wedding, even the time of the day can differ in terms of the cost. So for instance, the evening reception is usually more expensive than a brunch or afternoon reception. This is because people tend to drink more in the evenings and dinner is the most expensive meal of the day. 

They Keep Their Menu Simple

Married couples say that instead of serving five individual courses, making three courses with seasonal foods will both save you money and can increase the quality of your menu.

They Borrow or Rent Wedding Clothing

Unless you plan to keep them for sentimental reasons, some married couples advise you to rent or borrow your wedding clothes to save money.

They’re Careful About the Wedding Cake Extras

Some married couples say that they ordered a small but fabulous wedding cake for the ceremony, but they also ordered several other cakes that are cheaper but have a similar flavor. This is way better for your budget.

They Use Smaller Cars

Married couples strongly recommend that you should choose smaller cars when it comes to your wedding because there’s no need to spend hundreds of dollars on one expensive drive. 


Whether you’re getting married this year or the next, these tips will definitely help out. So give them a try and let us know what you think!

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Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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