This is a guest post submitted by Natasha, the author behind the wedding blog Sour Cherry. You may read her information below right after the article.

Wedding BudgetIf you are planning to throw a wedding then you’re maybe wondering how you’re going to pay for it all. There are really a lot of saving strategies brides and grooms can use that will help them have the most beautiful wedding (without robbing a bank). In other words, having a budge wedding does not mean that you should give up your dream. It just means that you should use your creativity.

First of all, make the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets yourself with the flowers from your garden (or use field flowers). The point is – flowers are flowers. Nobody will have any idea where you got them. Just don’t use artificial flowers, as it’s considered to be tacky.

Despite the common belief, you can save money on your wedding dress too. After you have clipped out all those haute couture wedding dresses from bridal magazines, you can try to find the same pattern and sew your own gown. You can find beautiful patterns at websites such as Voguepatterns.mccall.com. Also, for those of you who like vintage style, there are many vintage shops with beautiful jewelry, shoes and dresses.

Most happy couples want to have their wedding in July at the most popular reception hall. If you want to save a lot of money and avoid the high prices that catering halls charge for peak times, choose a different venue. Your (or your neighbor’s) garden, park on the outskirts of the town, community halls – the possibilities are endless.

Do you have a family member or a close friend who plays the piano? Your college roommate is a DJ? You are in luck! Make use of those guests who offer their musical talents to you. It can be their gift to you.

Just because you want a cheap wedding does not mean it has to look cheap.

About the author:

Natasha is the author of the wedding blog Sour Cherry. In her recent article called the “Ideas Useful Wedding Gift That Won’t Be Returned” she reviews some interesting wedding gifts that will put a smile on your face. Also, make sure you check out her article about wedding veils and find out why should you wear one.