Budget Wedding Ideas

Trying to plan your wedding on the cheap? (Who isn’t?)

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8 Affordable Detroit Wedding Venues

8 Affordable Detroit Wedding Venues

Dreaming of a stylish Detroit wedding that won’t break the bank? We’ve got you covered! From a gorgeous greenhouse nestled in a 982-acre island park to a cool warehouse in the heart of Downtown, we've gathered a list of pretty places that will help you stay on budget while setting a stunning stage for your big celebration.


Big Day Savings: 9 Affordable Philadelphia Wedding Venues

Big Day Savings: 9 Affordable Philadelphia Wedding Venues

From its scenic rivers, rich history, and iconic landmarks, Philadelphia is full of unique and fabulous locations to tie the knot that won't break the bank! From a serene pre-Revolution farm to a whimsical museum to a gorgeous Gothic-style English manor house, check out some of our favorite wedding venues that offer champagne style on a craft beer budget.


Don't Break The Bank! 11 Affordable North Texas Wedding Venues

Don't Break The Bank! 11 Affordable North Texas Wedding Venues

Hoping to find an affordable North Texas wedding venue? Don't despair! From party barns and nature centers to ranches and industrial-chic downtown venues, here's a selection of gorgeous venues that won't break the bank.


Big Day Savings! 12 Affordable Sacramento Wedding Venues

Big Day Savings! 12 Affordable Sacramento Wedding Venues

With its vibrant arts scene, Gold Rush-era history, and ideal location in the heart of Gold Country, Sacramento has long been a sought-after wedding destination. With nearly 250 days of sunshine a year, you'll almost certainly find good weather on your big day—and some surprisingly affordable wedding venues where you can enjoy it, from a a charming, lushly landscaped bed & breakfast to a dramatic Arts & Crafts-style landmark.


11 Boston Wedding Venues on a Budget

11 Boston Wedding Venues on a Budget

From its scenic waterfront to its rich history and countless attractions, the greater Boston area is an iconic location for a wedding. But what if we told you it can actually be affordable, too? We’ve listed our favorite venues in and around Boston that offer champagne style on a craft beer budget.


9 Affordable North Shore Wedding Venues

9 Affordable North Shore Wedding Venues

With its rugged coastline, historic cities, and quaint harbor towns, the North Shore has become a sought-after wedding destination. Here you'll find small-town charm aplenty, along with a laid-back sophistication—and some surprisingly affordable wedding venues, from a fairytale-like castle to a seaside cottage to a mid-century modern-inspired boutique hotel.


Fun Food Truck Wedding Ideas

Fun Food Truck Wedding Ideas

Food trucks are always a good idea...but in the midst of a global pandemic, they can be a lifesaver! Food trucks offer an outdoor dining option that's equal parts fun, flavorful, and festive. What to serve? The possibilities are endless! See these creative food truck ideas to inspire your own deliciously distinct wedding reception experience.


7 Affordable San Gabriel Valley Wedding Venues

7 Affordable San Gabriel Valley Wedding Venues

The bustling towns bordering the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains are alive with history, diverse cultures, and beautiful outdoor spaces that are just perfect for celebrations under sunny skies and starry nights. From a historic racetrack with unobstructed mountain views to a hilltop club overlooking the LA skyline, check out our favorite spots to tie the knot that won't break the bank!


Big Day Savings: 8 Affordable Tampa Bay Wedding Venues

Big Day Savings: 8 Affordable Tampa Bay Wedding Venues

Tampa may be a hot wedding destination, but it's still home to plenty of affordable wedding venues. We’ve included our favorite spots that offer champagne style on a beer budget, and also deliver when it comes to stunning vistas and great amenities. (You can thank us later!)


6 Reasons Why Weekday Weddings Rock

6 Reasons Why Weekday Weddings Rock

As more and more couples scramble to reschedule their weddings, less and less Saturday dates become available. And while that may seem less-than-ideal, don't get discouraged! There are some major benefits to having a weekday wedding.


Fort Worth is Affordable! 10 Budget-Friendly Fort Worth Wedding Venues

Fort Worth is Affordable! 10 Budget-Friendly Fort Worth Wedding Venues

Dreaming of a stylish Fort Worth wedding that won’t break the bank? We’ve got you covered! From a lakeside venue with gorgeous sunset views to an 80-acre rustic-chic ranch and peaceful garden in the heart of Fort Worth, here are plenty of places that will help you stay on budget.


You Asked…We Answered! 16 Affordable Austin Wedding Venues You’ll Love

You Asked…We Answered! 16 Affordable Austin Wedding Venues You’ll Love

Hoping to find an affordable Austin wedding venue? Don’t despair! From a turn-of-the-century train station to a private ranch or Georgian mansion, here’s a selection of places that will help you stay on budget.


How To Have A Summer Camp Wedding

How To Have A Summer Camp Wedding

There's a reason camp weddings are becoming so popular: They often last a full weekend, which means more time to hang with your closest friends and family…and they're also in a stunning rustic location—perfect for nature-loving couples. If you're thinking of hosting a camp wedding, here are some tips from my perfectly-imperfect wedding to yours.


How To Have A Minimalist Wedding

How To Have A Minimalist Wedding

We like to think of minimalism as clearing away the clutter, eliminating the frills, and being very intentional about what you choose to be part of your big day. Here's how to Marie Kondo your wedding.


Big Day Savings: 11 Affordable Wedding Venues in San Luis Obispo County

Big Day Savings: 11 Affordable Wedding Venues in San Luis Obispo County

Affordable wedding venues in San Luis Obispo County? They really do exist! From a turn-of-the-century farmhouse to a hilltop lodge, the Central Coast is home to a variety of unique and beautiful places that will help you stay on budget.


Don’t Break The Bank: 7 Affordable Palm Springs Wedding Venues

Don’t Break The Bank: 7 Affordable Palm Springs Wedding Venues

Palm Springs may be a hot wedding destination, but it's still home to plenty of affordable wedding venues. We’ve included our favorite spots that offer champagne style on a beer budget, and also deliver when it comes to stunning vistas and great amenities. (You can thank us later!)


Top 7 Reasons To Attend A Wedding Show

Top 7 Reasons To Attend A Wedding Show

Thinking of going to a wedding expo? Our bridal fair partners divulge the top 7 reasons why you should!


How To Make Things Easy On Your Bridesmaids

How To Make Things Easy On Your Bridesmaids

Even though the wedding is technically your big day, you still want your bridesmaids to have a blast along the way! Follow these 12 steps to a blissfully-happy bride tribe.


7 Affordable Wedding Venues in Monterey and Carmel

7 Affordable Wedding Venues in Monterey and Carmel

Affordable wedding venues in Monterey and Carmel? They really do exist! Whether you’re looking for a romantic chapel or a grand ballroom, here’s a selection of beautiful places that will help you stay on budget.


9 Unique Bachelorette Party Ideas

9 Unique Bachelorette Party Ideas

Las Vegas is the obvious choice for a bachelorette bash, but a wild weekend of drinks and dancing isn't the only option! Whether you're looking to save money or just want a chill get-together with your favorite gal pals, we've got you covered with these outside-the-box bachelorette party ideas.


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