Dollar Store Weddings | For the Bride on the Budget

Dollar Store Weddings PhotoDollar Store Weddings – Lower Cost, Same Result

Dollar Store Weddings don’t have to be cheap. It’s every girl’s dream (and some boys also) to have a huge, storybook wedding. The Bride’s mom & dad grimace and check the bank accounts at the very mention of wedding bells.  The average cost of a wedding in the USA stands at over $30,000 according to Business Insider. By way of comparison, my parents paid $19,900 for their first house back in the 1970s. It appears inflation has not been a friend to brides and grooms through the years. Still, if you can afford it, everyone should have the wedding of their dreams. But maybe your budget is better suited to a Dollar Store than Neiman Marcus and a high-end country club. We are here to tell you the cost does matter…when you can’t spend very much.

Your Wedding On A Dollar Store Budget

There is no shame in not spending a lot to put on your wedding. After all, whether you spend $30,000 or $3,000, your love is the same and the marriage certificate is just as valid. Just because your friends or family want a big blow-out shindig, doesn’t mean you are locked into draining your bank account or those of your parents. The Dollar Store Wedding can be just as nice as a Country Club event, it just takes some creativity and perhaps a sense of humor. If you focus on love and hope, the dollars and cents spent trying to impress quickly lose their value. Chandeliers and marble floors are not a wedding necessity.

Low Budget, Not Low Fun

Approaching your nuptials from a low budget mindset can lead to an event no one enjoys or even remembers. However, with some creativity, humor, and advance notice to your guests, even a Dollar Store Wedding can be memorable. Here are a couple of quick ideas to get you started:

  •  Warn your invitees that you are on a budget and make a joke about it right on the invitations. Set expectations early.
  •  Enlist crafty friends and family to put together Dollar Store centerpieces or gifts. A decoration created by your Aunt for $2 can be just as nice as one that costs $25.
  •  Limit your guest list to the people in your life that matter. Do you really need to invite the 6 guys on your father’s bowling team?
  •  Find a low-cost location that doesn’t have polished marble floors and lion-shaped fountains at the entrance.

As we mentioned, finding a low-cost venue for your wedding or reception will go a long way to conserving your wedding budget. The Beacon Center is the perfect spot for you. We have affordable packages and our space is easily decorated and transformed into a magical environment.  We welcome everyone who is in love and ready to commit to each other. You can visit our Facebook Videos Page and see some examples of weddings and receptions that have been held in our facility. Heck, our Owner, Becky Stonebarger is even a Wedding Officiant, potentially saving you even more. Not to mention she is a hopeless romantic.  So why not book a tour today and see how we can help you plan your wedding on a Dollar Store budget.

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Becky Stonebarger

About Becky Stonebarger

The Beacon Center is the collaborative effort of Husband and Wife team, Gil & Becky Stonebarger. Becky is the mastermind and driving force behind the Center, with Gil supporting her every step of the way. With over 50 yrs of combined experience in Hospitality, Becky & Gil finally realized their dream of an affordable, inspiring space for Businesses and Individuals alike to meet, train or just party. Becky has owned several businesses through the years and is very proud of her degree in Casino Management and is currently working on her Event Planning degree as well. Gil is a US Navy Veteran who has managed hospitality operations across the country for over 30 yrs. They have been happily married for over 30 yrs, have two daughters and two grandchildren.

2 Comments

  • Nancy Gabriel says:

    “Your marriage certificate is just as valid.” Brilliant! I love this!

    • Thanks, Nancy, spending a fortune on a wedding is a choice. Many people do not have the luxury of excess spending in today’s economy. There are so many ways brides can cut their budgets.

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