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10 Ideas for a Small Wedding on a Budget

Weddings are an expensive affair these days. However, that does not mean you cannot have your dream wedding with a limited budget. Besides, most couples also prefer simple and small weddings over pompous and large weddings.

Here are ten simple ideas to organize a small wedding on a budget.

 

Backyard Wedding

Backyard Wedding

The advantages of hosting a backyard wedding are numerous when planning a wedding on a budget. It is the perfect scene for hosting smaller guests, making it a wedding with a unique and personal aura, full of warmth. Besides, it cuts down on the costs of booking a rental venue.

 

String lights

String lights

String lights are the most inexpensive and functional add-ons that instantly create a charming setup for a wedding ambiance. You do not even require many decoration props when using string lights. Simply hanging them around a tree, or a picket fence, or above the dining area – instantly enhances the entire setup.

 

DIY wedding arch

DIY wedding arch

There are endless possibilities to decorating a do-it-yourself (DIY) arch. Depending on your style, you can decorate the arbor in inexpensive design elements – minimalistic style or using fresh/faux flowers or incorporate greeneries.

 

Simple wedding invitation cards

Simple wedding invitation cards

One can cut down on unnecessary expenditure by opting for more simple wedding invitation cards. For planning a wedding on a budget, a smaller guest list also means lesser print charges.

Another option is to send out personalized e-invites; it can help cut down on the printing and dispatching costs.

 

DIY wooden signs

DIY wooden signs

Do-it-yourself crafts and wedding décor minimizes the overall hire charges of décor items from wedding planners. A handwritten inscription on wooden planks is ideal for wedding signs for directions, dessert counter, food menu, etc. Adding this personal touch to a wedding will surely impress your guests greatly.

 

 

Photobooth

Photobooth

Photos are the best memory keepers. Therefore, a creative photo booth is the choicest option for beautiful memories for the wedding guests and the bride and groom.

Creative use of design elements – macramé, flowers from the garden, eucalyptus wreath, teapots and cups from home, etc., all contribute to a cost-effective wedding budget.

 

Simple table setting

Simple table setting

The phrase “Less is more” is best applicable for a wedding table setting if you want a cozy and warm aura. A simple table setting with green leaves, wildflowers, or flowerpot plants and flowers all make for a pretty yet budget-friendly setup.

 

Self-serve food and drinks table

Self-serve food and drinks table

The best thing about the self-serve arrangement is that it allows wedding guests the freedom to choose and eat as per their taste preferences and intake capacity.

A smaller guest list also ensures lesser food preparation, thereby making it an ideal option for a wedding on a budget.

 

Banquet style table

Banquet style table

A banquet-style table for feasting and celebrating alongside the couple is only possible with small weddings. It not only makes it an intimate affair but also cuts down on the rental charges of chairs and tables in comparison to costs for a more extensive guest list.

 

Outdoor games

Outdoor games

Backyard weddings for a small wedding on a budget eliminate the cost of hiring entertainers/artists/performers to entertain a more extensive guest list. Instead, small lawn and outdoor games can turn into an unforgettable moment for the wedding guests during the cocktail hour.

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