Thanks for the guest post by Bradly Watkins

When I got married, I was at a financially rough time in my life. I could not afford a wedding planner or an expensive DJ – however, I was able to plan my entire wedding online – save thousands, and have a wedding friends and family are still talking about!

There are many websites that can help you find vendors (caterers, DJ’s, etc) at a discount. Websites such as CraigsList, and even Facebook, can put you in contact with the right people! Plus, if you have high speed Internet (I use hughes net satellite internet), you have no excuse not to use these wonderful resources!

I planned my entire wedding online – I bought my dress on EBay, I hired my DJ off of CraigsList and I purchased favors and decorations from various discount party suppliers. In the long run, I spent about $5,000 – about $10,000 less than a typical wedding – for everything (hall, caterer, DJ, favors, dress, officiator). In tough economic times, I was able to make all of my dreams come true – and be the princess with the fairy tale wedding, just like I had always dreamed!