Cheap wedding ideas include creating a small guest list, asking guests for help, holding the ceremony at home and self-catering. A frugal wedding can be just as successful as an expensive one with the right strategy.
Cutting the guest list in half can help save a substantial amount of money on the wedding. Couples should consider having an intimate wedding with only close family and friends. They should not feel obligated to invite people that they do not know well because this only adds to the cost of the wedding.
Another great way to host a budget wedding is to ask guests for help with the wedding instead of wedding gifts. Couples can ask close friends for help with making the wedding cake, providing entertainment and taking professional photographs.
Next, couples should consider holding the wedding ceremony at home, or outdoors. Renting a building for the reception and ceremony can be costly. Couples can also hold the ceremony at a parents or friends home with enough room to comfortably accommodate the expected number of guests. Public parks great alternative venues that help save on renting a space.
Finally, couples can ask family and friends for help catering for the ceremony to help save on the cost of food. Alternatively, couples can hire a family-owned restaurant to cater for the wedding at a reasonable rate.