Limit Your Shopping for a Frugal Wedding

You can have a large beautiful wedding if you limit your shopping to thrift stores, Walmart, and Dollar Tree. This wedding cost under $600.


  • wedding dress - $25 (garage sale, but never worn)
  • both father's shirts - $20 (Walmart clearance)
  • all 5 bridesmaids skirts - $40 (thrift store prom dresses remodeled)
  • bridesmaids white shirts - $15 (Walmart clearance)
  • 3 flower girls skirts $3 (hand sewn from thrift store fabric)
  • flower girls' shirts - $5 (thrift store)
  • flower girls' buckets - $3 (Dollar Tree)
  • all bouquets - $10 (flowers from Dollar Tree)
  • food sandwiches - $200 (most expensive item)
  • bride's cake donated in lieu of gift, also groom's cake
  • reception hall - $125 (for 5 hours)
  • white bows and flowers for church - $5
  • unity candles - $3 (Dollar Tree)
  • candle holders - $3 (Dollar Tree)
  • rehearsal lunch - $20 (Little Caesars' pizza)

By Randa from San Marcos, TX

Frugal Wedding

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October 24, 20070 found this helpful

What a smart shopper you are and it looks like you had a beautiful wedding! Thanks for sharing how you did it. Congratulations on your marriage.

--Michelle (From down the road in San Antonio)

October 24, 20070 found this helpful

I commend your amazingly frugal efforts. We should all take a huge leaf out of your book. I bet you had a fantastic, fabulous day with no worries as to how to pay for it all.


Have a WONDERFUL and happy life.


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November 4, 20070 found this helpful

Congtratulations! Great budget.

By Paula Jo Carr Mebane, NC (Guest Post)
November 5, 20070 found this helpful

A young couple living next door will see this list of yours AS they too want to get married as cost effectively as possible....

Congrats to you & yours...the photo looks like you all had a great time and at a very memorable moment that will be remembered by all of you for the rest of your life's.

Wishing you the best from the western mountains of NC...


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