Are you looking for ways to have a beautiful wedding without having to spend a ton of money that you do not have? There are ways that you can save money while still having a day to remember when you get marred to the man or woman of your dreams. What you have to do is to use your imagination and look around for what others have used for cheap wedding ideas. You don't want your wedding to look cheap, but you want it to be affordable. There are always ways to get it done as long as you are realistic.
Some cheap wedding ideas are going to center around your wedding flowers. Most people want flowers all around them when they get married. If you are short on cash, get just a few fresh flowers for your wedding party and the bride's bouquet, and then make your own centerpieces from artificial flowers. Don't worry. These flowers look better than ever before. Some look real even upon close inspection. Another idea would be to have your wedding at a local botanical gardens if you have one near. Most allow wedding ceremonies and do so relatively cheaply.
There are great ways that you can save money on a wedding dress so you can spend your dollars elsewhere. This is one of the most popular cheap wedding ideas out there. All you have to do is be willing to shop around for sale items. Believe it or not, you can find off season dresses that are amazing for substantial savings, only because they are a year old. You can also see if you can wear one someone else in your family wore (but only if you love it!), or if you can find a place to rent one. You can't keep a rented dress, of course, but you can get something stunning to wear and save a lot of money at the same time.
See if you can find somewhere to have your wedding ceremony and reception in the same building. If you are getting married in a church, they may have a basement or other building they use for receptions, allowing for a package deal that saves a lot of money. If you are not getting married in a church, find a place where you can have both. This is one of the easiest cheap wedding ideas to pull off if you live in a larger area because you have more choices for venues. You can find these in smaller areas too, but not always.
Other cheap wedding ideas include asking friends and family to donate their own personal talents to save you money. A baker in your family may very well give you a wedding cake as a gift. If someone is good at taking pictures, ask them how much they would charge you to take over the role. They may also do it for free. Those that love you will want to help you save money, and will be delighted to be a part of your day by offering you their services for free or at a very low cost. Be sure you really like what they do before you ask though, as you don't want to be bitter because you have bad pictures or the cake looked terrible.