Question by  Dawn55 (101)

What are tips for a frugal bride?

It seems like everyone these days goes crazy for their wedding.


Answer by  Arin (247)

Gold and diamond rings aren't required; I hear titanium is becoming increasingly popular. You don't need it to be catered, there's nothing wrong with sandwiches. You can also make your own cake - traditional wedding cakes are actually really recent (1800s). Consider making it a jeans and t-shirt affair.


Answer by  Aumlanka (291)

Start with a budget and stick to it. A buffet can look nice and be much cheaper than a sit-down meal. Reuse some flowers from the ceremony at the reception.


Answer by  Erynn (1651)

Remember that your ceremony and the legal part don't have to happen in the same place or at the same time. This can cut costs dramatically.

Reply by Arin (247):
For instance, in the USA you could go to a courthouse for the legal part after a beautiful ceremony in a park with your friends. In the UK the same could be done in a registry office.  add a comment
Reply by Arin (247):
Also in the USA you can hire a Minister rather than a Venue; you can also find out what skills or things your friends have that could aid you. Maybe you have a dessert chef friend, or even an ordained minister (consider the Universal life church).  add a comment

Answer by  CCB (67)

My best advise is to do as much of everything yourself that you can. You'll save a bunch of money by doing more yourself.


Answer by  decomom (923)

While it may seem that everyone is going all out these days, a small intimate wedding is always in style. Keeping it simple and small also means less expensive.

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