Getting married? Ten things you can do to not bust your budget. Budgetary constraints need not mean your wedding is less meaningful, a less beautiful or a less memorable event. Here are some tips to lessen your costs and increase the specialness and uniqueness of your celebration. #1 Make your own invitations, hand deliver or email them. #2 Elope #3 Have your ceremony at home or the property of a friend. #4 Write your own wedding ceremony. #5 Hire a celebrant or officiant just to do the legal part of your marriage ceremony. Negotiate a reduced fee on that basis. Involve friends and or family in the remainder of your ceremony. #6 Have your guests bring a flower, a plate of food and a beverage to share. # 7 Wear recycled or pre loved wedding celebration outfits or make your own. #8 Fashion a bouquet from all the flowers brought along by your guests. #9 Have a friend or relative take photos and digitally send them to guests. #10 have a few guests or family members play music or entertain wedding ceremony guests. To assist you with your ceremony preparations I have put together budget friendly complete ceremony guides to ensure you have a unique and memorable celebration.....words, readings, vows, poetry, music and even venue suggestions.