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Tips For Awsome Inexpensive Weddings And Receptions

Updated on January 4, 2014

How To Save Money Planning Your Wedding

This guide will assist you in finding the best wedding venue for you and your spouse. Find discount dresses, decorations, flowers and more. You dont have to settle for less on the most important day of your life. Make sure your wedding is a time to remember without breaking the bank. Here are some places to consider when deciding which is the best inexpensive wedding location for you. National and public parks can provide a beautiful setting while still keeping within your target budget.

Affordable Wedding Locations And Venues

  • National Parks
  • Public Parks
  • Friend Or Relatives Home
  • Vegas Wedding
  • Dinner Cruise
  • Elope
  • Boat Rental And Captain
  • Dockside

Of course you can always save money by having a very inexpensive wedding at your local courthouse, and then providing a nice reception. This choice has become more popular lately with the economy. With this option, the bride and groom save money and can then choose to renew their vows at a later date with a more traditional location. Check your local entertainment guide for more ideas on affordable and inexpensive wedding venues, you might be surprised the ideas you can come up with.

Here are some helpful websites to find areas near you that might fit your needs.

Find Local Parks In Your Area

Local Parks

National Parks In Your Area

National Parks

Nature Reserves For Weddings

Nature Reserves

Dinner Trains For Inexpensive Weddings

Dinner Trains

Cheap Vegas Weddings

Discount Weddings In Vegas

Inexpensive Weddings
Inexpensive Weddings

More Creative Wedding Ideas

Although it seems most couples choose a church or hall to have a wedding and reception, there are many creative ideas still available where a beautiful service at an affordable price is quite possible. Check out this related article listing some unique but helpful suggestions for a great wedding at a price that may fit your budget.

Save Money With Discount Wedding Locations

Budget Wedding Tips And Ideas

Continuing the theme of saving money during your wedding, the reception is a great place to keep the cost down. This gathering is sometimes as expensive as the wedding if not even more. Here are a few ideas that will allow you to keep the costs down and still have a wonderful wedding reception for everyone and still stay within your budget.

  1. Keep the reception close to the wedding site to cut down on travel and time.
  2. Try to plan for an early reception as this can save on food cost.
  3. Use relatives and friends to help you prepare food and drinks (save on catering)
  4. Have the reception at the wedding venue
  5. Have this celebration at a family members home
  6. Your local parks are a great place

Also, as you are looking for a great, but inexpensive wedding reception "venue" on the internet, here are a few search terms that should bring up locations near you that provide wedding reception services and rentals that are affordable. You may get some ideas that you had not thought of before.

  1. Wedding reception halls
  2. Wedding reception places
  3. Reception locations
  4. Reception venues

How To Get Discount Flowers For The Wedding

A couple of great ways to decorate with inexpensiveflowers and still come off like a pro. A good hint is to purchase flowers which are in season. If you have the time and weather permitting, you could plant seeds to grow flowers at your home and then use them at the wedding and reception. This is truly a thrifty way to have fresh flowers. Do you know of a spot where flowers grow in the wild? This could be great just for centerpieces for the reception tables. A few more ideas that may help.

Do It Yourself Wedding Flowers

Wholesale Wedding Flowers

Finding Affordable And Inexpensive Wedding Dresses

Get great deals that you can afford with discount prices on wedding dresses of all kinds. Very inexpensive starting at $32.00. Why pay more when you can look great for your wedding in a dress that saved you money? Get a dress for your wedding that makes you feel confident and still saves you money.

Get a great deal at JC Penney

JC Penney

Offering great deals on wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses, is a great place to save,


Hi end bridal gowns starting at $99.00. Some savings up to 80% off.

Romantic Gowns

Another wedding dress store online that provides a wide selection of cheap and very affordable wedding gowns is Dress 2 Sale. Many different styles to choose from at prices you will love.

Dress 2 Sale

Beach wedding dress and casual wedding gowns can be purchased here for a very modest price. Check out the nice selection of beautiful dresses.

Here is a great website to find everything bridal. Wedding gowns, invitations and a whole lot more. Some very beautiful wedding dresses along with a free monthly gown givaway.

Davids Bridal


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    • profile image

      Danisa Flowers 

      8 years ago

      Great ideas and good choices. I would definitely put them on my list.Thanks for sharing. Keep posting for more!

    • LucidDreams profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from St Petersburg, Florida

      Yes, weddings can be very expensive....anything to help with the budget is always good. Thanks for the comment!

    • HawaiiHeart profile image


      9 years ago from Hawaii

      Weddings costs can really add up, but finding ways to cut costs really help. I found my dress online and saved a lot of money!


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