Whatever your wedding budget, you can still have the day of your dreams. Crystal Marquee Hire say, “A wedding budget tends to prioritise the venue and the dress, so it can be a little bit of a shock when you realise just how much the rest of the wedding is going to cost, especially when the details you may never have considered suddenly become must-have items – seat covers are a good example of unnecessary necessary hires on the average couple’s nuptial shopping list.”
There are some great ways to make your budget stretch further, here we will look at the best tips to save cash and still achieve your dream wedding.
Add a personal touch to your wedding by making things yourself, such as invitations and decorations. Take a trip to a craft store, or look online for items that match your wedding colour scheme.
Crafting can be very therapeutic, having a calming effect if you are feeling stressed with all that wedding planning. Also, by making things yourself it will save you a small fortune.
Spread the Cost
When planning your wedding try and spread the cost instead of paying for everything at once. Ask your suppliers if they can set up a payment plan for you so you can send them monthly instalments.
It will help with your cash flow, and make things much more affordable and less overwhelming. You could also ask your venue about mid-week weddings, as they usually have huge discounts.
Try and keep everything seasonal, for example out of season flowers come with a very big price tag compared to blooms which are in season, so buying seasonal can literally save you hundreds of pounds. Speak to your florist and ask them for advice on the best flowers for the time of year you are getting married, buy British if possible.
Cut Back on Guests
Do you really need to ask your great aunt that you haven’t seen since you were five years old to your wedding? Keep your guest list small and personal by only inviting your nearest and dearest to your wedding. Cutting back on your guest list will save you lots of money.