Are you dreaming of a day at the spa with your maid of honor? Do you wish you could afford that designer wedding gown? Are you frustrated that you can't find affordable and original wedding accessories? Some couples feel frustrated planning a budget wedding, because they wish they could stretch their wedding dollars a little further. Fortunately, there are many different helpful sites on the internet that can help you do just that.
Planning a Wedding on a Budget Online
1. Groupon or Living Social
If you want to use Groupon or Living Social to allow you to make some budget wedding splurges, then you might first wish to make a list of your wedding priorities. Both Groupon and Living Social are unpredictable in their offerings, so you won't want to wait until the last minute to find a great deal on your wedding essentials. Instead, depending on how long your engagement will be, you probably want to go ahead and make arrangements for the basics (ceremony site, wedding gown, food) along the way as you begin planning a wedding on a budget.
But as interesting things become available on Groupon or Living Social, you might find that you are able to get great deals that allow you to make a few splurges on extras. Maybe you will get a huge discount at your favorite spa to purchase massages for yourself and your husband-to-be as a wedding gift, or manicures and pedicures for yourself and your bridesmaids. Perhaps you will find an amazing travel deal for a budget honeymoon destination. Or maybe you will purchase an amazing restaurant deal for a girls' night out before the wedding.
Ebay is a great place to start budget wedding shopping, because you can bid just as much as you are willing to pay for an item, and no more. You just enter your maximum bid, and you will find out at the end of the auction whether you won the item you hoped to buy. On Ebay, you can search for dresses, veils, shoes, wedding jewelry, unused wedding favors, wedding decor, and just about anything else you can think of.
If you are planning a wedding on a budget, then Etsy is an excellent site for finding lovely, eclectic, handmade touches for your wedding, sometimes at an excellent price. What about a vintage inspired 1950's ivory wedding dress for $105? Or custom-designed stickers to place on the bottom of Hershey's Kisses as favors on the reception table, only $13 for 540 stickers? Whatever your unique budget wedding vision, you are likely to find something creative and beautiful that fits the bill on Etsy.
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About the author
chicken farmer in Jackson, Mississippi. She has bachelor's and master's degrees in English.
She planned her own budget outdoor wedding five years ago at a state park in Florida, on the
waterfront of a natural spring. She wishes that she had known more about budget weddings back
when she was planning hers, because she comes up with new ideas all the time that she wishes
she had incorporated into her own wedding plans! In addition to saving money, Kelly's passions
are reading, writing, parenting, planning, traveling, and living an environmentally friendly life.
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