Beautiful bride with tiara and bouquet
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Weddings are the most blessed event of your life. They can also be the most expensive. Weddings should never be about the partying, the menu, and the drinks. It should be about two people coming together, professing their love, and vowing to become one. One thing the bride and the groom should be concerned with is each other. If all else fails, they should be able to take their vows without the added pressure of pleasing others.

The average cost of a wedding is $27,000. That is a lot for those that are on a budget. It is possible to plan an inexpensive wedding for little of nothing. Here are a few suggestions for planning a cheap wedding.

The Venue

The venue is the most expensive part of the wedding. Wedding season begins in April and lasts until September. If at all possible, avoid booking hotel ball rooms and rental halls during these times. Opt for a fall event in October or even a Christmas wedding. Ballroom and hall rental prices are at its lowest during this time. Also, ask for free room upgrades, complementary rooms for wedding organizers, and menus at a reduced price if they are not already included.

Another great way to find an inexpensive wedding venue is to have the ceremony at a church that has a hall. Depending on the church, you may pay between $500-$1000 for the church and hall rental. Churches are more inclined to give their members free to low cost access to their facilities. It would be worth using that to your advantage to save money.

 The Bridal Party

Instead of having a very large bridal party, why not have a smaller bridal party. Some couples like to pay for part of their bridal party’s attire, so if there are less people in the wedding you spend less money.

You can outfit your whole bridal party online. By searching for deals on eBay or Amazon.com. You can find brand new bridesmaid, flower girl, and mother of the bride dresses for affordable prices. Also, these sites have brand new designer wedding dresses that are inexpensive and in style with the latest wedding fashions.

The groom and groomsmen can find package deals from tuxedo rental stores if they get their rentals from the same place.

Flowers

For custom professional floral design, couples should expect to pay between $400 and $550. If you are concerned with the cost of flowers consider using whole sale florists to purchase all your flowers to create your own bouquets and center pieces. Opt for locally grown flowers instead of imported flowers. Add plenty of greenery for fullness along with your colored flowers. Or, you can really go the cheap route and design real looking floral design with silk flowers.