12 years ago when I married my lovely wife, we got creative and had a wedding and reception (thanks to some awesome friends and family) that we loved for just a couple thousand dollars.
But back then – before the days of Pinterest – we had to actually be creative. 😉
Now-a-days you can spend an hour on Pinterest and find more great frugal wedding ideas than you will ever be able to use.
Sure if you want to spend 5-figures on your wedding day, it won’t be a challenge to do so.
But if you don’t exactly have the budget of Kate and William, have no fear, here are plenty of ideas to help you create a beautiful and frugal wedding day.
Almost all of the items listed below have instructions on how to create them, so bookmark this page and follow the links of the ones you want to create!
DIY Wedding Bouquet
Wedding Ring Holder
Flower Girl Basket
Sample Wedding Playlist
DIY Wedding Bubbles
Tie the Knot – Literally
Make Your Veil
Fingerprint Tree Guestbook (Printable)
DIY Wedding Aisle Vases
DIY Wedding Invitations
Pinwheel Table Runner
Make Your Own Pearl Earrings
Wedding Wall Art
DIY Wedding Card Box
Make Your Own Wedding Cake?
Cake Topper and Stand
Lemonade Wedding Favors
Printable Signs and Labels
Tips for Budget Weddings
DIY Wedding Thank You Cards
Got any awesome money-saving ideas to share? Post them in the comments!
Jake @ Common Cents Wealth says
These are all great ideas. My wife and I used many of these tips when we got married 2 years ago, but I know we could’ve done more to save money. Oh well, it was all worth it in the end.
Oh Yeah! love this too.
Thanks for these very useful wedding ideas.
OMG, just want I need. Will be getting married soon. And these will help me a lot. I already made the invitations myself, need more ideas. Thank you for the post! 🙂
Great to hear Bebekoh! Hope it helps!
These are great ideas. I am married but will tell my cousin who is getting married by mid August to go the links provided so she will have an idea of having a lavish wedding but with minimal expenditures.
Thank you for featuring my article! I’m reading all the other ones right now 🙂
Tiffany McDonald says
One of the biggest savings is a mid-week wedding. We had our champagne wedding on a beer budget by having it on a Thurs. Photographers, reception halls, etc. are all. delighted to rent and make a little money rather than be empty or not have any work. Next big savings was my sweet hubby and I deciding not to have an evening wedding; we realized the big dance party was not our thing and we were doing it for other people. We did afternoon high tea style reception, then we had a lovely romantic dinner and riverside carriage ride on our own while back at the hotel lobby where most of the family had stayed was a catered dinner (inexpensively done when someone volunteers to pick up the food). Family had a ball together kicked back and relaxed. We met everyone for breakfast the next day. It is all about personalizing it and having people you cherish share your commitment and promises to each other before God. It is not about having the largest guest list or serving the latest in vogue appetizers No one but you is going to remember the details – all most guests remember was the bride was beautiful.