Want to save money on your wedding day? From experience, I can tell you that the easiest way to save is to not invite anyone. However, if you are determined to share the special occasion with family and friends, you can have a ceremony and even a reception without breaking the bank. Buzzfeed readers shared their tips on getting everything for less, from venues to flowers to the dress.
For example, a round of barbecue will cost much less than steak, and it will make you glad you bought a previously-owned white dress for less than the dry cleaning bill will be. Renting a house gives you a place to get married, hold a reception, and put up out-of-town guests for only one bill. And having your wedding on a day other than Saturday will save you a surprising amount on venues and professional services. There are plenty more money-saving ideas in this roundup.