How To Have A Green, Affordable Wedding - The Definitive Guide

A grand, no-expenses-spared, fairy-tale wedding is every couple’s dream. For those who’re well-off, this is a superb way of celebrating your love.
However, as we all know, a costly wedding is not a vital or even necessary ingredient for a perfect marriage - the two have nothing whatsoever to do with each other.

Nowadays, with weddings becoming more and more expensive, couples who just simply want to put a seal on their love together are looking for more affordable, greener ways to get hitched.

There is a brilliant way to give friends and relatives a good time, have a classy, memorable, fairy-tale wedding, put aside enough to get on the property ladder, and save the planet while you’re at it!

Your family and friends

I’ve chosen to discuss this first because in order to have an affordable, green wedding, it is vital that you first inform your family and friends about this decision and rope in all the assistance you can get. Letting them know from the start that you will need their help and involvement (work promises) at every step to make sure that everything runs smoothly, is a crucial way of preparing for the first day of your life as husband and wife.  In order to take some of the stress off the wedding, it makes absolute sense to put different people in charge of various aspects of the event, which I will explain as I go along.

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ashleyrowell March 28, 2010 at 8:55 PM  

Well done!:)

jo oliver from Triond

Judy Sheldon-Walker March 29, 2010 at 2:23 AM  

Wonderful ideas. I wore a prom dress on my wedding day. It was on sale for less than $20.!

Glynis March 29, 2010 at 6:42 AM  

My daughter had a fantastic budget wedding. We even hired a castle, it gave us the museum for the evening for the guests to enjoy. Her dress was a full price one, we made her cupcakes and cutting cake. Hired the suits for men. Brought bmaid dresses in a sale.We had fruit punch in the grounds on arrival and spent an hour on pics in the gardens. Had a finger food buffet, a table top magician and flowing wines. We made all table decor and I made 200 invitations.
Six weeks later her brother had a very, very expensive wedding. There was no difference at all, both days were wonderful. Her wedding cost what his food for 60 people did, you would never have known.
Good article.

Anne Lyken-Garner March 29, 2010 at 10:19 AM  

Jo and Judy, thanks for the visit. Glynis, that just goes to show that money does not buy the happiness on your wedding day. The entire marriage is much more important.

alice March 29, 2010 at 11:19 AM  

wow, what a great post!but many people will get a queston , is "green " = " affordable" ?

novelty cufflinks March 29, 2010 at 2:30 PM  

These are valuable tips and information on how you can maximize your budget for a dream wedding celebration. Tiered cup cakes will always be charming. Cufflinks that are personalized have good use for giveaways as well.

Icy BC April 2, 2010 at 1:22 PM  

Great article Anne, with many wonderful tips and ideas. I saw wedding at the beach and the park last year. People seemed to have fun times.

Anne Lyken-Garner April 2, 2010 at 6:29 PM  

I agree, Icy. Money doesn't equal a good time.

Self Sagacity February 6, 2011 at 6:03 PM  

What a thorough post about the subject. I will have to stop back later, or print this out. thanks!

Anne Lyken-Garner is a published author, editor and freelance writer. Her specialities include relationships and confidence building. You can find her inspirational memoir here.
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