How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget of $1000

Rick Orford
9 min readJan 26, 2021

If you’re like thousands of American couples each year, you might ask yourself how to plan a wedding on a budget of $1000. Weddings are often the second most costly expense a family will pay for, after the home. Fortunately, weddings can be affordable, and in this article, I’ll be covering ways for budgeting a wedding under $1000!

But before I begin, you might be wondering, what do I know about cheap weddings? Well, I’m proud to say that I’ve taken part in several $1000 (or less) inexpensive weddings. And, when I got married, even my own wedding ceremony cost much less than $1000. We had a small ceremony in a church where a friend of ours was the priest. And everything got finished in under an hour. Then, we went for lunch and called it a day. Now, ours was certainly minimalist. But, we could have done more.

Let’s get started!

Planning a Wedding on a Budget of $1000

Do you have plans to get married? If so, congratulations on your big day’s event to start a new life. A wedding is one of life’s most memorable moments. And, with that in mind, you have got to make it the best event ever. And planning a wedding on a budget of $1,000 or $100,000 needs a solid plan. The best thing is, you don’t have to spend all your savings on your wedding day.

The problem with expensive weddings is that it can come back to haunt you if you can’t afford it. As a result, planning wisely for your wedding is one of the best financial decisions the bride and groom can make.

The best way to plan a wedding on a budget of $1000 is to get help. Those closest to you will often be more than happy to pitch in to help out with the festivities. And saving on labor costs is the single best way to have a wedding on a budget.

Start With a Wedding Budget

First and foremost, when planning a wedding, consider starting a wedding budget. It can be in the form of a spreadsheet or a notebook. As long as you can keep it updated and organized, you’ll be good to go. The spreadsheet can also work as a checklist for things-to-do.

There are many things to include in a wedding budget, such as music, makeup, wedding dress, photography, food, gifts, and…

Rick Orford

Rick’s passion is personal finance, and works tirelessly to deliver content in an easy-to-understand manner. He is an author, investor, mentor.