Frugal Mother’s Day Wedding

Mother’s Day can be a great time to drink and be married. If you are a mother, it will give you even more reason to celebrate. Here is how to save big on a mother’s day wedding.

Honor the mother of the bride. Put her in the spotlight, toast to her, have a mother-child dance and more. It’s important to have moments for mothers in your wedding, since they may have given up family plans to be here.

Skip the invitations on paper and go for email invites. You can also create an event on facebook or a wedding website to keep your guests in the loop.

Go without a rehearsal dinner and easily save hundreds of dollars. There will often times be a big dinner at your wedding anyways.

Opt without a bridal shower and shave off another few hundred dollars. Gifts will be given at the wedding anyways so why have a shower beforehand? You don’t want to seem like a gift-hog.

Subtract the bachelor and bachelorette parties and add another several hundred dollars to the savings! Often they involve strippers, who aren’t cheap. If you must have one, chill with the guys with chips and video games or stay-at-home movie night with popcorn and the girls.

Who needs a wedding party? Allow all of your guests to sit down during the ceremony as you stand and exchange vows. You save on dresses, suits, and a lot of time.

Skip the fancy ceremony venue and tie the knot at the courthouse. You can have a chosen few witness your wedding and save hundreds on getting married. Many young couples are going this route to save money, because it’s smart.

Have a friend get ordained and marry you so you save even more money! They can do so with the Universal Life Church online or get temporarily ordained by the clergy. Be sure to do your research on how and if any prerequisites are required.

Reception and ceremony should be in the same venue to avoid travel costs and fees. Your guests will appreciate the accommodating gesture.

Save on decor by scouting stores the year before your wedding before and after mother’s day. There will be hundreds of available items for decoration in all kinds of stores.

Browse discount stores first to save the most money. Dollar stores, second-hand stores and heavily discounted stores cost much less than your local mall. You will save thousands of dollars!

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Cheap columbus day wedding

Always loved pilgrims and their food? Want to get married on a day off to make sure everyone can attend? Want to get married on columbus day? Here is how!

Get married monday or sunday to avoid inflated costs. Saturdays are the most expensive days to get married, with fridays a close second. These are the most in-demand days, so they are the most expensive to book.

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Ask who gets off of work on the monday of columbus day. If too many guests work on that monday, consider a sunday morning wedding.

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Keep things festive with music, food and entertainment. A turkey dinner is often the staple in a pilgrim-themed wedding. Add potatoes, carrots and gravy and you get a real fine meal.

Let the music flow with an iPod on shuffle, a live band or a musician to play for you. Hiring a music teacher or student is a lot cheaper than a full priced professional without skimping on the quality.

Keep games light and fun. Depending on the weather, have your guests set up games to enjoy. Toss bags, have a horse shoe toss, play darts, play croquet or even polo to eep you occupied.

Drink up the wine and beer since they are the cheapest to provide for your guests. Put a cork on he liquor and save hundreds.

Ask retirees for help if they still volunteer locally. Got a widowed caterer that’s retired? Often they go back to work or volunteer to keep their sense of purpose. Settle a fair wage and enjoy the help!

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Memorial day wedding

Have military in the family? Are you a military couple? Have ancestors that fought in wars? Have a memorial day wedding to honor those fallen to defend your country and protect your freedom.

Feature the colors of your flag if you are a proud patriot. Items will be heavy discounted after your independence day. You can save hundreds on decor, essential items and even food!

Offer a snack bar with various cheap options such as cheese and crackers, carrots and celery, even cocktail sausages.

Make it BYOB to save hundreds on alcohol and ensure guests get the liquor that they enjoy!

Give good notice so your guests don’t bail due to pre-conceived plans they can’t miss. 3 months is the bare minimum to inform your guests.

Have a destination wedding and meet the needs of yourself and your guests: the need to travel, have fun and to go on vacation on memorial day weekend. The cheapest places to go are Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Jamaica.

Have a fun Monday by getting married that day. You will save hundreds in your venue and be more likely to have a spot available for reservation. Be sure to take at least the tuesday after to recover if you plan on drinking and dancing til early in the morning. Can’t take tuesday off of work? Have a morning wedding so you have plenty of time to eat, dance, drink and be merry before bedtime.

Book your date as soon as possible so out of town guests can get a good deal on flights and hotel packages. If you’re a retiree and still have a big house and all the kids moved out, offer the guests your kids’ old rooms to sleep in. A simple air mattress, sofa-bed or sleeping bags can do the trick if you have to extra beds or mattresses.

Honor the military by saving time in the ceremony for a moment of silence, a salute, even a prayer for their benefit. It is memorial day afterall.

Music is essential to keep the party going. Interview local bands and hire one to play at your wedding. This gives them a gig, adds to their portfolio, helps struggling artists and gives you a fantastic energy or your soirée! You can even hire a couple of bands for an hour or two each if that’s cheaper.

Ensure entertainment for your guests before, during and after the wedding, especially if you are having a weekend wedding or they came a long way to be here. Provide details on local events, amusements and pastimes. Lawn games are good to keep guests busy, and food and drinks allows mingling, socialising and laughing.

Fireworks in the area? Take a peek with your guests. You can even set off some of your own. Be sure to check the laws so you don’t get a fine.

Cake and punch reception is one of the cheapest options for food. You can also host a cook-off and a bake-off to encourage guests to contribute to the food. Their competitive sides will come out and everyone will be busy and having fun. This is a fun way of having a potluck wedding and have all the food without lifting a finger.

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Labor day wedding

Everyone loves labor day. You get a three day weekend to relax and enjoy. Why not take advantage of the long weekend and get married?

Have a long engagement. A year to two years minimum is ideal, and allows you to book and gather everything ahead of time. Booking our venue at least a year in advance will save you lots of money and allow you to save up during a longer period of time.

Take advantage of labor day sales and use them to buy materials needed for your wedding. You will save hundreds! Get decorations, clothes, even centerpieces for a reduced price.

Browse google for templates for your invitations, save the dates and thank you cards. You can copy-paste on a powerpoint document and edit it to your own date, time and name. You an also pick up fancy letter paper at your local post office, Staples or second hand store.

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Let your guests help with anything and everything. Everyone can be in charge of something i your special day, you have to enjoy it. If materials cost well over the price of buying something, go out and buy it.

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Shop for used dresses or regular white dresses to save thousands of dollars. Second-hand stores have wedding gowns that are gorgeous!

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Go to your grocery store and get flowers, food and even your wedding cake! Get a few round white cakes and stack them on a tiered cake stand. Everything will be much cheaper there.

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Go to large sale events to save you even more money if you find what you’re looking for. Sales will often be advertised in the newspaper, online or on fliers.

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Knock off even more bucks like having someone pick things up to save on delivery fees. Wash your own hair before your stylist does your hair, and much more!

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Know what you don’t need to avoid over-spending. Have a list of must-haves and stick to it. Otherwise, you may buy out the entire bridal section!

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Cost-effective Independence Day Wedding

Love the 4th if July? Want to have the town’s fireworks light up the sky on your wedding day? Why not get married on your country’s independence day? This is especially a good idea for military couples who fight for our freedom every day. Here is how to get more bang for your buck.

Have your own playlist ready for your wedding day. Hook up your iPod ir computer to some speakers and place your playlist on repeat and shuffle. Make sure you have PLENTY of songs on your playlist since receptions often go on for hours. This will be comepletely free!

Have a friend get ordained to marry you for free. Be sure to check your country and state marriage laws to ensure the legality of your wedding. It also adds a personal touch to a uniform ceremony!

Make your own photobooth by mounting drapes, curtains or large cardboard or paper frames to mimic a polaroid on the wall. Instead of buying a photobooth kit, make your own. Get brochette sticks from the dollar store and glue on paper crafts. Make a paper mustache, lips, word bubble and more. Get funny hats, fake oversized sunglasses and more at the dollar store.

Non-wedding vendors such as ebay, amazon, wish and more drops prices a lot lower for the same items that you want. Get what you need and make sure it arrives in a timely manner.

Check out liw-price stores such as dollar stores, salvation army and goodwill for cheap decorations, clothes and more! The independence day items are brought out the sooner it gets to the 4th of July. The year before your wedding, grab all that you need and save thousands of dollars!

Pick up some fireworks if you know someone who can operate them without setting the venue ablaze. Enjoy he full effect of the 4th of July with fireworks for a big bang after the reception! They can be bought cheaply at corner stores.

Have a barbecue for he reception food. It goes great with the theme and is cheap to make. You can have hotdogs and hamburgers, or just cook beef, fish, chicken; whatever you want! You can even et away with paper plates from the dollar store since it’s often a semi-formal or casual theme.

Rent a food truck for a carnival-esque theme to match your 4th of July wedding. Depending on the activities available in your city on that day, it can match up perfectly with the festivities.

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Day of the dead frugal wedding

Dio de los muertos is very popular along the latino culture. Latin-American countries also celebrate this beautiful traditional holiday. Do you have latino roots and want to incorporate your favorite holiday into your wedding? Do you want your ancestors there for your wedding? Do you want to get married on the Day of the Dead? Here is how to pull off a Dio de Los Muertos wedding for less!

Go to heavily spanish areas in your city, state, or towns around the season. Often there will be items on sale for the upcoming holidays. You will also most likely be purchasing hand-made items instead of factory buys. These items will be beautiful, artsy and having cultural value and meaning.

Look on classfield websites to see if anyone is selling their Day of the Dead items. Some may even have had a Day of the Dead wedding and be selling wedding items at a fraction of the cost!

Sell everythung you don’t need afterwards to rack up even more savings. You can make some money back after lightly using the items.

Save all of your dio de los uertos things from the year before to save even more money. You can even ask guests if they have anything left over, and if you can borrow it. You an get all of your wedding decor for free!

Get married at a parade and march your way to marriage! The wedding party can march after you or you can make it an intimate affair and just tie he knot with your officiant and 2 witnesses.

Hire a makeup artist student to get a heavily discounted price on dio de los muertos makeup. Find someone with experience to be sure they can do the job.

DIY wedding flowers with crepe paper, tissue paper or paper mâché. You can find various instructions online and video tutorials on youtube. Have the flower paper match your wedding colors so they blend in nicely! You will save at least hundreds on your wedding day.

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Budget-friendly halloween wedding

Have you always wanted to get married on halloween? Do you want a friday the 13th wedding in the cold of october? Did you want to get married in a graveyard, by the headstone of your loved one? Here’s how to save while throwing your own halloween wedding!

Browse discount stores for decor around halloween season the year before your wedding. Be sure to go as soon as the season starts up to be sure you have the widest variety in selection.

Check out dollar stores for cheap decorations, candy, even costumes! Throw a “halloween party” themed reception and get everything you need right at your local dollar store.

DIY with simple items such as white cloth to make ghosts, black cloth to make bats, and plastic gloves for creepy hands, and more! Browse pinterest for ideas and instructions on how to DIY your halloween wedding.

Forget tradition if you aren’t the traditional type. Many goth, punk and rocker couples marry on halloween. You can get away with anything. Go with a medieval theme, a black wedding dress, show off your tattoos, marry in a costume, put on zombie makeup, have a moshpit on the dance floor, and more!

Masked ball theme is a fantastic way to invite intrigue to your wedding day. Everyone dreams of attending a masked ball, so why not dress up your wedding party in peacock colors and have a ball?

Use in-season decorations such as pumpkins, squash, and autumn flowers. They will cost much less than plants that only grow in the summer!

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