I love weddings and I have always had a passion for the beauty of the ceremony and the celebration of marriage. I was married on November 2, 1991 and I managed to pull off a beautiful but cheap wedding.

I had no idea how to plan a wedding. And to complicate matters, my fiance and I didn’t have a lot of money. So we needed a wedding on a very low budget. But it seemed to me that the two words “inexpensive” or “cheap” and “wedding” didn’t go very well together. My friends spent a fortune on their weddings and I listened to their complaints about how expensive everything was. One dear friend spent $2,000 on her wedding cake! She had to have the latest, hottest trend in cake decorating at the time. I’ll never forget when I saw it. It was an absolutely smooth, neat pyramid of 4 tiers, not separated by the traditional pillars and it had a cascade of tiny flowers that flowed down one side of it.¬† She told me it was covered in “fondant.” Back in the early 90’s, when fondant cakes were becoming popular, people paid top dollar.

Yes, her cake was beautiful, but I just couldn’t bring myself to spend so much money on a cake. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to plan a cheap wedding. It was a lot of work, believe me! Remember, I got married in the early nineties when the internet wasn’t anywhere near the remarkable source of information it is today. You are very fortunate to have such a wealth of information at your fingertips.

The internet will give you a treasure of information for cheap wedding ideas, budget wedding planning, and practical  tips. Take advantage of it.

I want to share some of what I learned years ago from my own wedding experience, plus I have so many new ideas and I can’t wait to write about it and get it published. I hope it helps and blesses you. Good luck and best wishes on your own beautiful, dream-come-true wedding.

Rachel Holman

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