Cheap Ways to Tie the Knot

“This is the best bridal bargain book I have read.” -Catherine, Wichita, KS

The average cost of a wedding in the U.S. is $25,200. If you’re anything like me, $25k is not even what you’d pay for a car, much less spend on your wedding. If that’s the case, this book is for you. It provides the inspiration and practical resources you need to plan your day your way without falling into debt. This book is how I did it – in less than six months for no more than $5,000.

This ultimate guide for the engaged busts myths, shares negotiating tactics and points out easy, no-effort ways to save on invitations, flowers, pictures and entertainment without sacrificing quality. Most importantly, it deals with the underlying issue of good stewardship that you as a young couple can develop at the outset and continue throughout your marriage.

“This book’s checklists and budget sheets were extremely useful.” -Lori Ann


Each area of wedding planning (dress, invitations, decoration, ceremony, reception and photography) is broken into three different scenarios (bargain=$, budget=$$, bling=$$$). Depending on your budget, you may follow one track, or mix and match to splurge in areas you feel more strongly about (like pictures vs. food). Need personalized advice? Drop me a line and I’ll be happy to try help you out.

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Cheap Ways to Tie The Knot is a FAR better overall planner than Bridal Bargains and more up-to-date (stylewise) than How To Have A Big Wedding On A Small Budget.” -Meredith Pelham


By Mary Hunt,

What Planning a Wedding Is Really Like

Chapter 1
How We Got Here (The Wedding of the Century)

Chapter 2
Going to the Chapel (What to Expect from a Church Wedding)

Chapter 3
Create Your Day Your Way (Learning to Express Your Personality and Still Make Your Mother Happy)

Chapter 4
Getting a Game Plan (Planning Your Day, Play by Play)

Chapter 5
Don’t Have It? Create It Your Way (Ways to Make and Save Money Before the Big Day)

Chapter 6
Budget Breakdown (Helping Your Dollars Make Sense)

Chapter 7
Staying Stationery (An Invitation to Save)

Chapter 8
Dress to Impress (Hot Threads for You and Your Bridal Party)

Chapter 9
Pictures Worth a Thousand Words (Not Dollars)

Chapter 10
Blooms on a Budget (Frugal Flowers for Bouquets and Arrangements)

Chapter 11
Setting the Scene (A Serene Ceremony Where Less Is More)

Chapter 12
Food, Drink, and Aunt Martha’s Dancing (Receptions Where Celebrating Is the Focus, 
Not Expensive Centerpieces)

Chapter 13
A Honeymoon to Remember (Not Regret When the AmEx Comes Due)

Chapter 14
You Can Take It with You (Spending Wisely as a Lifestyle, Not an Event)

“Davis’s well-researched book delivers on all counts…I can’t think of any newly engaged couple who couldn’t appreciate and make great use of this book!” -Dollar