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The Best Ways to Save for your Spring Wedding

If you are planning a Spring wedding this blog will be your go to blog for saving on your big day. We know weddings can cost from a mere $5,000.00 to $50,000.00 . I plan to share Do It Yourself ideas, images of ideas, found discounts and sales and the latest trends all to help reduce your wedding budget cost.

I also know that the stress is in the details. So I offer an event assistant service. I had an event planning business several years ago and I know that juggling all the small details can be quite stressful whether you plan to spend $5K or $50K.

So let me help you with the small details like making favors for your 100 guest, making gifts for your bride maids, headpieces for you and your flower girl .  It would be my pleasure to help make your special day a perfect one.

In my previous post I spoke about getting married in a courthouse, small, intimate with a few friends and family members with a cost of $200.00, maybe.  This will cover the license and maybe your dress. This eliminates things like decorating the church and the fee for the minister, maybe the grooms tux and the cost of that expensive dress.

Hopefully, your courthouse  looks like these out front…….statue-964658_640lukas-county-1937446_640

The second way I suggested to eliminate or reduce the cost of your wedding was with the flowers. If you are getting married in the Spring have your ceremony in the park, a perfect place for taking pictures.hdkhsqzgfca-anne-edgarwedding-659418_1920bride-1867318_1280My 3rd suggestion was to Do It Yourself Flowers. They can be silk from your local craft store. But if you must have live don’t forget to check your local nursery  or garden store and spend half the cost.

Another suggestion was NOT to serve a sit down dinner. If you are having an early morning or  midday wedding serve a light lunch.

And don’t forget to either eliminate or fake the cake.  Purchase two sizes of a sheet cake from your local bakery and decorate it with silk flowers in your choice of colors. If you serve cookies they can also double as a  favor.


Having an open bar or even purchasing alcohol for a wedding can run into the $100s. So I suggest a signature drink, a keg of beer or wine for those who like to drink.