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  1. What are the cheapest low budget wedding venues?
  2. How can I get a really cheap low budget wedding?
  3. What is the cheapest month for a wedding?
  4. What is the cost of a small wedding?
  5. How do you plan a wedding on a £/$1000 budget?
  6. Are backyard weddings tacky?
  7. What is the cheapest food to serve at a wedding?
  8. Ideas for an Alternative Wedding That Will Save You Money
  9. What is the luckiest month to get married?
  10. What month is best to get married?
  11. Who had the most expensive wedding?
  12. Are weddings worth it?
  13. Do bride's parents still pay for the wedding?
  14. How long does it take to plan a small wedding?

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What are the cheapest wedding venues

  1. The courthouse
  2. At home/ backyard wedding
  3. An Airbnb or hotel rental
  4. Parks and beaches, woodland, lakeside
  5. Street party
  6. Libraries and museums
  7. Schools halls
  8. Gym and sports halls
  9. Aquariums and zoos
  10. Cafes, restaurants and bars

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What is the cheapest month for a wedding?


This depends on where you are in the world. In general with a moderate climate, winter months are cheaper. However if you live somewhere mainly hot, then winter months are likely to be peak time. 

For the US and UK January, March, April, and November are cheaper. December despite being winter is popular for Christmas, holidays and New Year weddings. And as a holiday season this increases the price. February is also a popular month due to Valentine's Day.



How do you plan a wedding on a $1000 budget?


This is possible with the help of the Low Budget Wedding Network, download our free low budget wedding planning guide here. View our real life wedding stories from brides who have had a wedding for less than £/$1000 and join our low budget wedding planning FB group to gather more tips and support from engaged couples who are also planning a wedding with a budget of less than £/$1000.


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Are backyard weddings tacky?

Absolutely NOT! Check out our guide for planning a rustic backyard wedding here. Does this look tacky to you? 



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What is the luckiest month to get married?


Apparently the 6th month of the year June is considered the luckiest time of the year of the year to get married. In the UK and US it is certainly likely to be the most expensive! For our lovers of Greek Mythology June is derived from JUNO who is the Roman Goddess of marriage!


For 2020 February was clearly the luckiest month to get married, given we have been in a Pandemic ever since, with restrictions on guest numbers and weddings during lockdown being completely banned in many cases.


June, September and October are the better months to get married if you happen to live in a country with a moderate climate and seasons, simply due to more predictable dry and sunny days.


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What is the most expensive part of a wedding?


The most expensive parts of your wedding are likely to be:

  1. Engagement/wedding rings
  2. Reception venue
  3. Honeymoon
  4. Wedding planner
  5. Wedding Dress
  6. Photographer
  7. Videographer
  8. Day of wedding co-ordinater
  9. Drinks, open bar
  10. Bridesmaid/Groomsman outfits
  11. Wedding Flowers
  12. Decorations
  13. Wedding Cars
  14. Overnight hotel stay
  15. Wedding Cake
  16. Photobooth
  17. Invitations - wedding stationery
  18. Wedding Gifts
  19. Hair and makeup
  20. Favors

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Who had the most expensive wedding?

UK's Prince Charles & Diana's wedding in 1981 allegedly cost a whopping $110 million. There may have been more expensive weddings but if there were we haven't heard of them!

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How can I get a really cheap wedding?


  1. Have a small bridal party
  2. Limit guest numbers - invite them to ZOOM instead (virtual wedding).

  3. Have ceremony and reception at the same venue
  4. Choose a venue with natural beauty to avoid lots of decoration needs
  5. Choose a date outside wedding season
  6. Get married mid-week
  7. Have a POT LUCK for reception food
  8. Have a bar where the guests buy own drinks
  9. or bring a bottle
  10. Buy preloved wedding dress/ shop online
  11. Use your own / family members cars
  12. Hire a student/newly qualified photographer
  13. Use artificial flowers or fresh flowers based on color not flower type
  14. Bridesmaids and Groomsmen pay for own outfits
  15. Have a friend/family member make the cake
  16. Ditch wedding favors, save the dates, rsvps
  17. Use online invitations
  18. Instead of wedding gifts ask for contributions to honeymoon
  19. Do your own hair and makeup
  20. Buy 925 silver wedding rings instead of white gold or platinum.

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What is the cost of a small wedding?


Over at the low budget wedding network facebook group we have polled our engaged couples re their budgets and the majority have a wedding budget of less than $5000 (50-100 guests). Some have less than $1000 (50 or less guests) and a smaller amount that consider $30,000 (100+ guests) a low budget. Depending on where you live the average cost of a wedding (and the numbers you're inviting) this can still be low budget.


What is the cheapest food to serve at a wedding?

Inexpensive wedding food options include

POT LUCK (the guests each bring a dish - set a theme and guidelines)

  1. BBQ

  2. Pizza
  3. Buffet
  4. Grazing Table
  5. Baked potatoes and toppings

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Ideas for an Alternative Wedding That Will Save You Money

  1. Combine your Bachelor (stag) & Bachelorette (hen) Parties
  2. Courthouse Ceremonies cheaper than Church/Hotel
  3. Elope
  4. A Destination Wedding can be cheaper depending on how much you might have spent getting married at home, you can also combine the cost of your wedding and honeymoon with a destination wedding.
  5. Get married at home, have a rustic Backyard Wedding

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Is an expensive wedding worth it?


It depends on what it is worth to YOU. If you value making memories on this special day above a deposit for a house, a honeymoon, children's college fund or whatever expense you may be forfeiting to pay for your wedding, then it it is worth it. 


If you want a big expensive wedding and can easily afford it without forfeiting anything else or getting into debt then YES it is worth it. If however, other priorities are more important to you then YES an expensive wedding may not be worth it.


Couples who value their expensive weddings made it a momentous occasion. An opportunity to gather all their friends and family under one roof for the ultimate party of their lives.

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Do bride's parents still pay for the wedding?


All manner of rules, rituals and traditions were in place in days gone by for weddings but we do NOT have to stick to these outdated traditions and especially not the one where the bride's family (regardless of means) pay for the entire wedding! It does however remain in many regions and cultures. 


It is more common with our low budget wedding couples that they mainly save and pay for the wedding themselves with some/no help from both sides of the family.

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