What is your favorite wedding budget "hack"??

posted 2 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
8 posts

 Thank you for sharing your insightful tipsIt’s crazy to me how quickly things for the wedding get expensive! I have some time before me, my wedding is on mar 21st next year..have started planning now itself. Hope everything goes well! 

Post # 3
148 posts
Blushing bee

Honestly Craigslist, eBay and the Dollar Tree. I’ve found most of my decorations and favors either on eBay or the Dollar Store. My caterer, venue and photograper on Craigslist (all new to the market so I’m getting a steep discount. The caterer’s food is amazing and he’s doing a wedding of 200 people for $800, photographer for $100 and her pics are beautiful and the venue is only $500). Etsy for my dress ($450 for a custom made dress that is exactly what I want). Those so far are my favorites. 

Post # 4
2894 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My best wedding hack was Google shopping search. I used them to find my wedding shoes at 75% off as well as my dress at 75%.


Post # 6
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

For me it was the reception venue. Traditional wedding venues charge an arm and a leg just to host a reception there and this is before catering costs, alcohol, set-up, etc.. DH and I went the trendy lounge/restaurant route. Not only were we able to host a little over 60 guests with an open bar and lots of courses of good food, we did so for around only $8k – in one of the most expensive areas of the country.

When planning our reception and signing up for our venue, we noticed that all parties there cost the same – whether it was a corporate event, birthday party, wedding, etc., it was all the same. There was no “wedding premium” – hence, I suggest thinking outside the box in terms of venue as a wedding “hack.” 🙂

Post # 7
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

best hack was finding my invites at Hobby Lobby for 50% off- $40 total when I was looking to spend close to 10x that much!

Ditto Dollar Store- picture frames, “silver” platters, anything decor related!

Post # 8
8389 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think polymer clay might be my ‘wedding hack’ lol.  My cake topper would’ve easily cost me $200+, but I made it for $15.  However I do a lot of DIY, so upcycling, cross utilizing materials and InDesign (for invites, programs, escort cards, etc) all helped me out greatly.

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