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9 Ways to Have A Luxury Wedding On A Budget

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  1. I think there are some other key tips missing. Cutting your guest list is the most overlooked tip when it comes to staying within your wedding day budget. No need for “seat fillers” 🙂 http://www.eventualconcepts.com

    1. You are absolutely right!!!! I def have cut my guest list 3 or 4 times during the process!!! Thank you for reading!!!

  2. DarkEmpress says:

    I really love the idea of walking down the aisle with a Bible.

    1. Thanks for reading!!! Yes it was something unique my aunt and mother started. I definitely going to follow the tradition!

  3. Stacey says:

    My wedding was last year in Aruba. Heres some tips that allowed us to have the wedding of our dreams. Flowers can cost you thousands, I cut cost by ordering from etsy and making bouquets of my own. Destination weddings are another way to cut significant cost. You can always have a small reception locally upon return for those who are unable to travel. I recommend that you don’t buy the destination wedding package. Reach out to vendors on your own and you’ll save even more money. I did this and even booked early on my photographer and make up artist and it saved money. I ordered my all my decor in the states and packed it on the plane with us. They will not tell you unless you ask. Lastly, we created a honeyfund, which paid for all of our excursions and meals while on our honeymoon.

    1. Thank you for reading! I’m so intrigued by the destination wedding idea! In fact, I’m having an out of state wedding. I wonder how do you get in touch with the vendors you want re out of state or out of the country like makeup artists? where did you find them?

  4. Fiona says:

    I had a budget busting wedding and I wouldn’t change a thing. I thought I should say that for the bride that wants to splurge a little, you won’t regret it, my wedding was amazing beautiful fabulous etc and I still get unsolicited compliments. That being said don’t go into debt over a wedding, that would be crazy. Another budget saving tip would be to skip the wedding planner and get a day of planner.

  5. Kina Miller says:

    good advice here! And I loveeeeeee the idea of carrying a bible down the aisle versus flowers.

  6. Ilisa says:

    We had a lot of out of town guests so having a candy/snack bar was a way we saved money on favors. The bags had a thank you message from my husband and I. We bought the bags wholesale in 2010. I got 500 for about $20. I’ve just finished using them this past December. We bought the candy and snacks from Sam’s and wholesale candy stores online. I ordered the cupcakes from Publix. It was a hit and didn’t cost us more than $150 for all 275 guests.

  7. Jennifer says:

    Great article! A destination wedding is THE way to “cheat” like you had a budget busting wedding for a fraction of the cost. I got married in Jamaica at Sandals Royal Caribbean. In terms of finding vendors abroad, the resort did EVERYTHING from a saxophonist to a DJ who turnt the reception UP.

    I thought no one would come, but we ended up with 75+ guests and people are still talking about it today because they had a unique experience getting to party in Jamaica that you can’t get at a traditional in-state wedding.

  8. I just helped my friend with her wedding by helping her make her own bouquets and she got the idea off Pinterest!
    Also, like the article mentioned, ask around! One of my friends overheard me talking about wedding dresses and she had just happened to have one in the trunk of her car that was given to her that had NEVER been worn or used! It was actually a nice ass dress so I took although I’m not getting married for some time now.

  9. Done done and done

  10. Ashley Marie says:

    *note taken* thanks boooooooo!! 😛

  11. Ashley M. Taylor says:

    As a wedding industry vendor, I always try to give my brides tips like this! Thank you so much for sharing! I know my clients will be thrilled!

    1. I’m so grateful and having NO wedding experience other than trying to plan my own and keep my sanity i’m grateful that you – an expert in the field – found something useful from this article! I’m am honored. THANK YOU and thank you for reading and spreading the word!

  12. LoudestWhisper19 says:

    Just got done with being in two weddings and even as just the bridesmaid it’s expensive. Everyone should read this tips to learn to make their cents work to their advantage.

  13. Jackie Nwobu says:

    Thanks so much for including Munaluchi in your article Danielle and great tips you provided! It’s truly appreciated. Aside from the gorgeous inspiration you’ve gotten on Munaluchi, we have the absolute best wedding professionals (The Coterie) that can service our brides and 98% of our preferred vendors are black. Check the page http://www.munaluchibridal.com/vendors to find some amazing talent for your wedding. I wish you the best of planning and please be in touch if there’s anything you need. All the best!

  14. Erica says:

    Great article! Will definitely share with future clients.

  15. Raven J. says:

    Danielle, as a professional wedding planner, I applaud your efforts in providing tips for brides. As a wedding professional of color I have to disagree with the idea that vendors of color have not made it into the industry. I encourage you and others to check out the Coterie via Munaluchi’s website, as Jackie mentioned above (I’m a member too ) and see just how vendors of color from all across the country are impacting our industry in a positive way. By the way, there are tons of vendors of color in the Jersey and NYC area so I encourage to do some more research because you will be amazed by their work!

    Happy Planning!

  16. Fix It Jesus says:

    It doesn’t hurt to have a mom who is an accountant and bargain shopper. I had a $30,000 dream wedding for about half the price. We live in California it was at Seascape Resort in Aptos. My birthday is in November and we go lucky and booked November 14. It’s Indian Summer during that time of year, the weather was warm and everyone said it was one of the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to.

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