Does the soaring cost of wedding planning have you feeling blue? (Because that is not the “something blue” you want at your wedding!) Don’t fall victim to the misconception that “high style” means big bucks. A few simple changes to the itinerary and traditional décor can save you a lot of money—and just in time for you and your better half to start building a life together! Today, our Features Editor Carrie Waller is giving us a tour of her own modest wedding reception and sharing the ways she and her husband managed to maintain their budget, and still afford a personalized stylish event they were proud to call their own!
Have a private ceremony.
Although this is a large break from the norm, a great way to save money right off the bat is to host a private ceremony with immediate family only. This eliminates the need for extra prep time and chair rentals. Plus, you can still enjoy your entire circle of friends and family at a reception following an intimate exchange of vows.