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.