Wedding Planning

How To Get Married On A Small Budget

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If you’re like most people, you probably don’t have an arm and a leg to spend on your wedding. While it is a special day, you need to understand that you will be just as married whether you choose to spend a lot of money or not. With this being the case, there are plenty of options that you can keep in mind in order to make your day just as special without breaking the bank. If this is what you’re looking for, this is the perfect article for you.

Married On A Small Budget

Just elope!

Sometimes the most beneficial solutions are the simple ones. At the end of the day, the only thing needed to be married is a wedding certificate. You can get a marriage certificate by going to the courthouse and paying roughly $30. If you would like, a minister can say a few words and you also must have a witness in order to make the marriage official. This will be the cheapest wedding option possible, no matter how you slice it. Many people get caught up in the glitz and glamor of their weddings, when it is often the people who simply elope that stay together forever. Eloping can also help you save money on the wedding because you are still able to have a reception. By eloping and having a small reception, you are significantly cutting out unnecessary expenses for your wedding.

Get married at a local park

There are plenty of state and city sponsored parks, botanical gardens and other nature areas that holds weddings every single year. In doing this, they might charge you a small fee, but will not charge you with someone else would, as this is publicly maintained property. This is incredibly beneficial situation for you, since you will be getting a breathtaking wedding, without having to spend an arm and a leg. If you were thinking of going with an outdoor wedding anyway, consider public parks as an option that can help you cut down on funds.

Be upfront with your wedding planner

If you don’t want to get married in a local park but instead want the traditional wedding, you can still get just that without paying too much. All you have to do is let your wedding coordinator know a specific budget that you cannot and will not go over and they will do the rest. It will point you in the right direction of information and venues that will allow you to save money every step of the way. In doing this, you might even have more money for your honeymoon and the rest of your lives together. Always be upfront and honest with you wedding planner about your budget. If your not, all you will be doing is waisting their time and yours.

The bottom line is that most people aren’t made of money, and should act as such. If you want to save some money on your wedding, there are plenty of ways to do that and still get what you want out of the situation. The key to this is to be open minded and creative, and make sure that you are communicating with your spouse along the way.

Today’s post was written by Amanda Sani, blogger for Cloverlawn Butterflies. Amanda is originally from sunny San Diego, California and spends her free time reading Game of Thrones and exploring the beach.

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