How to Have a Free Wedding

by Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017

How to Have a Free Wedding. Weddings don't have to cost a small fortune. As a matter of fact, it is possible to have a totally free wedding. The right planning, flexibility and willingness to do some trading, you can have the wedding of your dreams for nothing.

Pick several dates as possibilities for you wedding. Being flexible with your plans will make getting free things easier.

Have your wedding at a church or country club where you or a relative is a member. This will eliminate the fee for your wedding. If you can't find a place consider having your wedding at home with a garden reception.

Contact several photographers several months in advance and find out which is willing to exchange their photography services for advertising space at your wedding and reception. Be willing to let them set up a display table with brochures and business cards.

Check with local bakeries who would like to trade advertising space in your wedding program for the price of a cake.

Think about having your wedding in the afternoon and serve only light hor'deuvres with your cake. Enlist the help of friends and relatives to make them for you.

Consider a destination wedding offered for free online. Many resorts offer wedding packages for free with your travel reservations.

Offer your tuxedo rental store and bridal salon free advertising at your reception in exchange for free or reduced rates on rentals and purchases.


  • Any company you need for your wedding, from clothing to invitations to music can be enticed into trading services fro advertising. Advertising is expensive, and small companies just getting started in the wedding business get most of their business by referrals from happy clients. Use this as a bargaining chip and you're sure to get some if not all your services for free.

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