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Rally the troops and save money on everything from photographers to the Justice of the Peace. Here’s how to plan a cheap wedding and still have the wedding of your dreams.
Once you have your schedule lined out and your thoughts at least somewhat organized, it is time to start making solid plans and saving money. In every wedding, there are things you will need that you can’t really get around, but you can make those things cheaper.
This is where most brides will start looking for bargain wedding dresses and venues that they can get at a discount because they are out-of-season, but that’s where a lot of issues come in because once you’ve spent the money on these things you have to come up with money to pay the people you are going to be hiring.
Start with making a budget for those that will be hired and then go forward.
Hiring people for the wedding may make you cower from your budget, but this is where you start getting creative.
Make a list of the people you know you need to hire, such as a photographer, Justice of the Peace (or minister), caterer, cake baker, florist, etc.
Once you know all of the professionals you need to work with you can start listing how much you will owe them, and you can decide where you can slash the prices.
See more posts on how to plan a cheap wedding in our How to Have Your Dream Wedding for $1,500 or less series.