Outdoor Wedding Ideas for Summer On A Budget

summer wedding

(photo by meganpru)

Summer is a great time to get married outdoors but what can you do to save money? Don’t worry, We have some outdoor wedding ideas for summer on a budget.

I always love summer weddings because a bride has a lot of options – from the venue to the food, to the attire and of course, the wedding flowers.

A lot of flowers are in season, so you cut the cost of finding bargain summer wedding flowers that match your wedding theme. The sun is out most days so having your wedding outdoors is a great choice – may it be a garden wedding, a backyard wedding, a beach wedding – they are all possible in summer!

In fact, if you are a bride planning a summer wedding on a budget, you must be confident that there are a lot of bargain wedding ideas for summer. Check out these outdoor summer wedding ideas on a budget.

Use your garden or your backyard!

wedding at the backyard

Backyard wedding (photo by Alex Quistberg)

One of the best things I like about inexpensive summer weddings is that, you can go outdoors! Yes, if your dream wedding is a garden wedding or a beach wedding, you can definitely make it possible in summer. Plus, of course, you can cut costs on an outdoor wedding, by not renting a reception hall or a having your guests at a luxurious restaurant or hotel.

Use your own garden if you have a well-manicured lawn or garden that can accommodate the size of guests you are planning. Maybe your grandma has a country estate or a ranch – you can also be creative with such venues. An outdoor wedding is good if you are on a tight budget and only want the closest of friends and family present on your wedding day. Indeed, there are many outdoor summer wedding ideas on a budget if you really want to cut costs for your wedding.

Hit the beach!

beach wedding

Outdoor summer wedding designs on a budget (photo by Paul Toogood)

When designing a summer wedding on a budget, using what is local to you is a good idea. If you are near the beach, then why not have a beach wedding? It’s one of the most popular ideas for summer and you surely have a good advantage if you are marrying on a summer day and you are near the beach. You don’t have to bring a huge number of guests though, just the right crowd for your big day is the key to a good wedding. Plan ahead and you can find some cheap summer beach wedding dresses. Check out what to wear to a beach wedding.


 Wedding Flowers for Summer on a Budget

summer wedding bouquet

Summer wedding bouquets on a budget (photo by Brandi Korte)

One thing to think about when you are organizing a summer wedding on a budget is your flowers. They play a major role at weddings and they are also big budget eaters! From the bridal bouquet to the bouquet and boutonnieres to the centerpieces at the reception tables, you surely have to pay out a hefty amount of money for those flowers. But of course, in summer, you can easily find cheap summer wedding bouquets and various flowers in bloom – choose flowers that complement your theme.

Want more? we’ve got great wedding flower ideas for summer.

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“These are great Ideas for cheap summer weddings if you are building a summer wedding on a budget.”

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DIY wedding crafts

Explore some DIY crafts if you are looking for summer wedding centerpiece ideas on a budget! Whether they are paper crafts, luminaries made of paper and cardboard or paper lanterns, you won’t need to worry about the rain ruining them on your wedding day, even if you are outdoors, so take advantage of using them! They don’t just make your wedding unique, they can also help you save cost on your wedding decorations. Just make sure to make them way ahead of schedule so it won’t take up your precious time when the wedding is near. Summer wedding invitations on a budget? No problem – don’t sent cards, do the whole thing online with e-invites.

Go for a destination wedding!

destination wedding

destination wedding (photo by Ryan O'Hara)

Who says a destination wedding is expensive? You might think of the hotel cost and the airfare but one thing that you need to realize as well is that, your guests will be very limited if you opt for a destination wedding.  It might be a good idea to check if it will save you a huge amount if you bring just a few people. If you can save from your destination wedding – honeymoon package, then you have a good option. Also, guests to destination weddings usually shoulder the cost of airfare and  you only have to take care of their accommodation – and that may still be less costly on your part. Find inexpensive destination wedding locations and check out some affordable packages. Summer is a great way to enjoy the many great beaches far from home, so why not have a wedding and honeymoon in one place?

When it comes to ideas for outdoor summer weddings, you sure have lots of options and choices. Learn from friends, find brilliant ideas online, consult a wedding planner – you can also cut cost by preparing for your wedding early.

Having a summer wedding outdoors and want to save money? Comment and let us know.

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