Here are three cheap wedding ideas to cut your wedding expenses dramatically:


Weddings are big business and there are many wedding vendors out there all wanting your business.  So where do you start?  

Well there are many ways to find wedding decorations, cakes, flowers and invitations at very competitive prices, if you just know where to look. If it is difficult for you to find cheap wedding ideas and items locally, then the internet provides a wonderful resource to search for bargains.

Websites such as eBay, Etsy and wedding forums are a great place to look for cheap deals or exchange ideas with fellow brides. Many brides all over the country as well as overseas, now use bridal forums to swap ideas and share wedding costs. In fact, some brides with weddings on the same weekend buddied up and shared the costs of furniture hire, lighting, decorations, catering equipment and much more. This is a great way to cut your costs by half our costs and still have the wedding theme and decorations you dreamed about.

Another alternative is to ask for help from family and friends.  Maybe you know someone who sings or plays a musical instrument. Perhaps a friend’s mother or sister is a florist or cake decorator. In addition, you probably know someone who is a great cook or who owns a catering business. if you think about your network of family, friends and work associates, you’ll be amazed how many people you know or can contact directly for a good deal.


Choosing a stylish and beautiful wedding gown is still achievable even if you need to be mindful of your budget. If you have your heart set on a designer wedding gown, then there are still ways you can achieve your vision without using up your entire wedding budget. 

Wedding gowns are an important element to every wedding and their prices can vary from a few hundred dollars right through to designer gowns in the tens of thousands. So it is no surprise when you start shopping for your wedding gown, how easy it is to become overwhelmed with the variety of styles and pricing options on offer.

Chances are you will end up wanting a gown that costs more than you budgeted for. However, if you plan for this problem ahead of time and have some alternatives in mind, it will help you avoid the temptation of buying a dress way beyond your means.  

Start by searching online bridal websites for pre-loved wedding dresses. They are a great way to find the designer gown of your dreams for only a fraction of the regular price. Only you have to know your secret, because it will be almost impossible to tell the gown was worn before. In addition, most of these bridal sites allow you to post an ad for the ideal type of gown you are looking for.  Other brides and wedding gown suppliers can then respond to your ad with suitable offers.


Many couples are now ditching the big ceremony and choosing a civil ceremony instead. Venues such as City Hall or alternative locations without the need for religious elements, are increasingly becoming a popular way to tie the knot easily without the expense. 

Another cheap wedding option is to get hitched Las Vegas style!  Las Vegas has always been a cheap, fun and unique way to get married. There are plenty of pretty, fascinating and even quirky wedding chapels to choose from – all of them set up to make your wedding ceremony quick and easy, yet still romantic.

You can easily cut down your wedding costs by half when you look for alternative options. A little imagination plus networking with friends will provide you with cheap wedding ideas that still make for a fantastic wedding day.