Some couples want a big wedding. Some couples want a small wedding. Other couples want something in-between.
For couples who want to get creatively married for $ 500 or less with two witnesses as a "guest list," read on!
Many couples today are opting for a private and sweet ceremony and mini-celebration. If you get creative and think out-of-the-box, you can create a memorable wedding day that does not have to cost a lot of money. This applies to engaged couples no matter what part of the country one may live in.
For instance, in Seattle, Washington, if a couple wants to get married and has two witnesses along for the ceremony, I suggest the following wedding day budget:
~ $ 0 Clothing (grab something nice from your closet)
~ $ 64 Marriage License (Washington State example – cost varies from State to State)
~ $ 25 Bouquet from a local market or grocery store . You can ask the service person to create a beautiful bouquet for you from flowers on-site and you'll be amazed what you can walk away from. At Seattle's Pike Place market, many local brides go "day of" for their bouquet and wedding flowers.
~ $ 125 Lunch For The Two of You And Your Witnesses – Splurge Big ! Nix dinner in favor of lunch and you'll enjoy a fabulous lunch and save money. Many restaurants in cities through the US are "celebration restaurants" and offer not only a gorgeous setting but lunch and dinner menus that are delicious and memorable.
~ $ 150 – $ 250 For Your Officer / Minister ~ Hanging on where you live in the United States, you can select a Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant or Minister to create and deliver your sweet and intimate wedding ceremony. Stick with this budget to find a best person who resonates with you.
~ $ 25 For A Special Frame or Memento ~ Go ahead and budget for a wonderful 'Memento' to take from this day.
Of course, this is just a "fun and what if" wedding day budget for two people and their witnesses. Actual costs vary depending on what part of the country you call home.
And here is what I know for sure: a wedding day is a very personal thing. If it is important for the two of you to really consider if you want to 'mini-elope "and create a beautiful and simple wedding day that is focused on the two of you,
Weddings of all sizes are wonderful matters. This $ 500 wedding budget gives a couple a fun "let's do it option" for their day. So, get out your pencil and paper and create your own $ 500 wedding day budget!