Wedding ideas? Here's a big one for you. Did you know that, in the USA, the average cost of a wedding in 2019 was almost $34,000 according to research done by The Knot? Crazy right?! And this doesn't even include the honeymoon!
Just for comparisons sake, what else costs around $34000? Well... one year at most private colleges is just over $35000. Or... you can buy a brand new Nissan 370Z for just under $35000! OK, now we're talking, LOL!
But if you are planning on getting married and don't have $35,000 just laying around, then what do you do? Most women appreciate getting and receiving some help in the form of information, tips and the like when they have a problem they need help with. But sometimes it can be hard to know where to look or have the time to find some help. That's where we come in. :)
Looking for helpful wedding ideas and bridal planning tips too? Need to save money on everything that you can? Then you are in the right place! We are so glad that you stopped by but first we would like to take a moment to congratulate you on your recent engagement and your upcoming wedding day. We are so happy for you!
Hello to all of you Fabulously Frugal Brides and “bride adjacent” friends and family members! If you are currently planning a wedding or know of someone who is, then you are definitely in the right place. We are here to help you in every way that we can.
Here at Fabulously Frugal Bride, we plan to share all sorts of “bridal things” with you - information in the form of suggestions, ideas, advice, tips and even wedding freebies when available. We hope to help you with important tasks like changing your name, choosing cake toppers and so much more.
And for all you crafty brides out there, we plan on sharing several DIY wedding planning tips and ideas too in the future throughout the pages of our website to help you make your big day unique, affordable and beautiful. In the end though, we hope you'll let us show you some of what is available to you out there, and maybe even some new things you might not have ever even considered, wedding wise! So let's get started.
Everyone already knows how expensive weddings can be and just how fast wedding costs can get out of hand. It’s certainly not a secret. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, you might be surprised at just how many good deals and great prices you can find on the wedding items that you really need, the must have items and the things that you really want - if you just know where to look.
Take my friend Amy as an example of a wedding story that you don't want to copy. In fact, she was the inspiration for me to create this website in the first place. You can read more about that here if you'd like. She got married about 15 years ago, it was her first marriage, and she ended up spending over $30,000 - all on her own credit cards! Remember, this was in the early 2000's. So you can just imagine, at that time she had one of the nicest and swankiest weddings available in downtown Atlanta.
Then she got divorced less than 2 years later. But she still had over $30,000 in credit card debt to pay off for her wedding. All alone! Seven years later she managed to pay it all off and swore she would never do that again. And she didn't - because she just got married again a little over a year ago in an intimate church wedding and had a nice party at a local restaurant afterward - and she told me she didn't spend even 1/10th the costs of her first ceremony and she was so proud of that!
So, weddings don’t have to cost an arm and a leg . . . and your first born child too, LOL. :~) Beautiful weddings that make the bride (and groom) happy CAN be done for less. And that is one of our main goals here - to help all you fabulously frugal brides, when it is your turn to walk down the aisle, to plan a wonderful wedding on a budget that you and your hubbie to be, can both afford AND love - at the same time. And we think that this one thing, above all other wedding ideas, is the most important of all!
One of the best ways to make your wedding a great one, and be less stressful for everyone involved, especially you and your future husband, is by making good choices that fit both your wedding style and your budget too, without sacrificing too many of your wants and needs. And that is exactly where we fit in. The wedding ideas and planning tips you’ll find within this site will include all sorts of wedding hacks, after the wedding activities, alternative choices, sneaky money saving strategies, DIY options and lots more.
Not everyone has a huge wedding budget and pockets filled with cash. If you are a bride that is lucky enough to have a big budget, then good for you. But if you don’t have that option and you are short on cash, that doesn’t mean that you can’t make your wedding day a special one. It just means that you’ll need to be a little more creative and find ways to make choices that will save you money on the items you need such as the venue, flowers, the cake, wedding favors, the wedding dress, printed invitations or signs and so much more.
Either way, we are here for you ladies - with loads of wedding ideas and shortcuts and money saving tips! We want to help you make your dream wedding a reality. How? By offering you all sorts of creative wedding ideas, tips, tricks, options and advice to help you make your special wedding day a memorable and a happy one - and one that fits your lifestyle and your pocketbook too.
So, let’s get started planning the fabulous wedding of your dreams while sticking to your budget (whatever that may be). Feel free to check out all the amazing wedding gift ideas, planning tips, tricks, tactics and advice found within all the pages here, created just for you, you fabulously frugal bride, you, to help you create the wonderful, memorable and best wedding ideas that you can use and the wedding that you really can have. :~)