Getting married doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune to have the perfect wedding. If you're trying to stay on a budget, you can still have a beautiful wedding that will make all your dreams come true. Take a look at some of the simple ways to save money when you're trying to plan your big day.

Shop Around For the Dress

More than likely, your dress will be the big ticket item for your wedding. That doesn't mean you have to pay an arm and a leg for the perfect one. Take advantage of sales and promotions. Many designers will clear out their old designs once or twice a year. That's the perfect time to get a designer dress for a fraction of the price. You might need to wear track shoes and bring a few friends along for some of the sales events, but you'll be rewarded with a great dress at an even better price.

Borrow From Friends

You probably know quite a few people who have recently gotten married. Don't be afraid to ask if you can borrow some of their decorations, especially if they chose the same colors that you're planning on using. This is particularly important if you plan on using silk drapes or lighting for your decorations. Even if they borrowed too, your friends will be able to tell you who they borrowed from.

Rent What You Need

If your friends are a dead-end, it might be time to look into rentals. Just about everything you plan on using can be rented from places like party planning companies, or even set design rental companies. If your town has a community theater, ask them where they rent their set décor. Renting will allow you to save money that you can spend on something else for your wedding.

Go All Inclusive

The perfect way to get the wedding of your dreams is to go for an all-inclusive wedding chapel. Most wedding chapels have packages you can choose from that will include everything you need for the perfect wedding. You won't have to worry about flowers, decorations or the music. They'll do everything to make your day special.

You're getting married. You want your big day to be special. Staying on a budget doesn't mean you have to settle for a less than perfect wedding. These simple tips will help you have the wedding of your dreams.