Wedding planning is so expensive we often take out huge loans to pay for them, then spend the first few years of married life paying them off. With that in mind, we put together the top 11 best wedding ideas for when you get married on a budget.
Wedding entertainment doesn’t need to blow the bank… here’s how!
11 Best (Affordable) Wedding Entertainment Ideas
1 – Singing Waiters!
When you hire singing waiters you will be so surprised at how cheaply you can get them for. Even better – they will keep your guests amused all day long!
2 – Virtual Party!
What about hiring screens to bring your loved ones together? This is the perfect idea both for getting married during coronavirus lockdown, and for far-flung relatives that really ought to be at your wedding.
3 – A Photo Booth
All you need is a polaroid camera and some spools of film. Set up a corner with a balloon arch against the wall and let your guests buy their own photo if you can’t afford the film. Simple!
4 – Giant Games
For less than the price of hiring a DJ you could provide guests with some giant games. Giant Jenga and Giant Connect 4 are two of the most popular.
5 – Ask the Audience
Do you know any tarot readers? Do you know any balloon artists? The chances are that some of your friends are more talented than you realise and will be super-proud to display their talents at your wedding for mates’ rates.
6 – Scavenger Hunt
Hitched suggest having a wedding day scavenger hunt and we can’t get enough! Let your guest run around your venue having fun for a prize. A single bottle of wine and a little imagination and you have yourself the coolest wedding entertainment, ever!
7 – Think of the Children!
Kids love putting on a show. Think about it… wouldn’t it be sweet? Make sure they have at least a little adult input!
8 – The Lone Guitarist
What we were saying about letting friends help you out extends to the soloist. Hire that guy (or girl!) you knew in college to play for your guests throughout the night for a cut-price fee or thank him with a free bar.
9 – Save on Food
Make food into entertainment while simultaneously saving on a meal for 100 people, all with one simple, tapas-style table. Or several. Why not have a chocolate dipping fountain alongside a beautifully spread savoury snack table?
10 – Dance, Dance, Dance!
When you and your partner take your traditional first dance, we suggest you spice it up with some coordination. A learned tango or devised piece will be great entertainment and gives you something you can whip up at anniversaries, forever after.
11 – Karaoke
Finally, why not try karaoke at your wedding? It’s cheaper than a DJ and only needs use of a PA system and a hired karaoke machine. It might save you a small fortune – and you could end up finding some fantastic talent!
Weddings don’t need to Bankrupt you!
All of this proves that weddings don’t need to bankrupt you. Do it in a simple, refined, classy way and nobody will even bat an eyelid.