More from The Wedding Guru

Wedding Costs: How to Have an Affordable, Cheap, Budget-Friendly Wedding

Got a big family but an itty-bitty budget? Here are some ways to have an affordable wedding without leaving Aunt Doris off the list

(page 2 of 2)

The Wedding Guru says: Many bridal couples first pick the venue and then see how many guests they can invite in order to stay in their budget. But I agree with you that it’s the guest list that’s most important!

There are many ways to plan a wedding that include all the guests, but don’t break the bank. Try planning the wedding during the daytime, with a traditional tea to follow. If you can, add tea sandwiches, cake, and Champagne or punch. Another concept is “Just Desserts” — serving lots of sweet things (some made by family and friends) and beverages. Either of these should allow you to stay in-budget.

For other ways to make a wedding more affordable, see’s article “Keep Your Budget Low without Compromising Your Expectations.”

» More on wedding costs and budgets
» More from The Wedding Guru
» Submit a question to the Wedding Guru
» Hudson Valley Weddings 2012


Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

Your to-dos before the I-dos

About This Blog

Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride, hubby-to-be, or even a wedding guest, The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all of your wedding-related questions.

This blog hails from, the one-stop resource for services and products, promotions and specials, a Regional Bridal Show schedule, Wed Shop, and links to money-saving and wedding-related Web sites.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Get Our Newsletter

Hudson Valley Today delivers the latest local buzz, restaurant reviews and events, while our VIP list offers alerts on exclusive promotions in your area.


Edit Module
Edit Module