Basic Frugal Bride Wedding Checklist

Making a frugal bride wedding checklist is the best way to save yourself loads of cash on your big day. But what should you add if you are on a dime? If you look at almost every major wedding site out there, most give a customizable list where you can add or take away items. If you don’t know where to even start, though, these may not be helpful for you. Try this basic list for an inexpensive wedding, and add or take away items as needed. You can also move items to the “To Buy” or “To Make” categories, because all frugal brides know that making most of their wedding items will be the way to go if they want to save some money.

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As you go through the list, write down what you think you may spend. After you have actually purchased or paid for the item, write down what you actually spent. This will give you an initial budget to go on and will show you where your money is going.

The Frugal Bride Wedding Checklist

Number of guests-

Number in Wedding Party-

Budget-

 

 

Rehearsal Dinner                                 Estimated Cost:

 

Proposed Cost                                     Actual Cost

Facility

Food
Dishes
Decorations, if any

Stationery

Save-the-dates
Invitations
Reply Cards
Programs
Seating Cards
Thank- you Notes
Ceremony

Marriage License
Wedding Rings
Officiant Fee
Facility

Pen & Guest Book
Decorations
Arch
Aisle Runner
Music
Unity Candle
Chairs

Photographer

Flower Girl Baskets
Ring Bearer Pillow

Boutonnieres
Bouquets
Bridal Bouquet
Wedding Dress
Accessories
Groom’s Suit
Accessories
Wedding Party Gifts

 

 

Reception

Venue
Dishes
Food
Drinks
The Cake
Guest Favors
Centerpieces
Decorations
Music
Linens
Tables and Chairs
To Buy/Hire:

To Make:

Volunteers:

Tips:

The more people you have to volunteer, the less you’ll spend. For instances, ask all of your aunts to cook the food as their gift to you. Give them a menu and buy the ingredients, then let them make the food for your guests.

If you use the same venue for all three stages of the wedding, you can get a discount and save more money.

Opt for a venue that provides chairs and tables, like a Civic Center, to get the most from your money.

Invitations, programs, save-the-dates, reply cards, and seating cards can be made easily from at-home computers, so if you’re trying to save money, start with all of your stationary.

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