You’ve organised a fabulous, all-inclusive venue for your big day and now you’re considering the finer details, such as the bouquets, hair and makeup, and your wedding invitations. How can you save money on these important features, without skimping on quality? Read our tips on how to cut back on your wedding day spend.
Cutting your bouquet budget
If you are up for getting creative, you can purchase your own flowers and style your own bouquets, or have an artistic friend or family member take on the task for you. Flowers can be purchased from flower wholesalers for a relatively cheap price. To save even more money on your bouquets, you can also bulk out the floral arrangements with some greenery and lanterns. In addition, going for flowers that are in season will really help you to save money in this area.
You may also like to ditch the fresh flowers and opt for artificial or DIY paper flowers, which can look very striking when styled using pretty paper or from the pages of old books.
A dream wedding dress
For many brides-to-be, the wedding dress is one of the most important elements of their up-and-coming wedding day. However, wedding dresses can be notoriously expensive. Luckily, there are lots of ways that you can save on your wedding dress, without having to sacrifice your dreams of finding a flawless dress.
Many savvy future brides find their perfect dress hanging on the bridesmaid rack. Maddie Eisenhart, Chief Revenue Officer at ‘A Practical Wedding’, argues: “Ivory and white bridesmaid dresses are the unsung heroes of wedding fashion: they are gorgeous, affordable, and usually available in sizes beyond what you’ll find at your standard wedding dress store.”
You could also hit the vintage shops to find yourself a one-of-a-kind dress, at a fraction of the cost of the average wedding dress. Other thrifty brides-to-be choose to shop for their wedding dress during the sales, or go for a second-hand gown. Many beautiful second-hand dresses can be found on websites, such as: sellmyweddingdress.co.uk or bride2bride.co.uk.
Saving on wedding invites
Ordering professional invitations can be costly. To save money on your invites, you can have them handwritten or send them out in emails. In addition, you could also check out package deals from local suppliers.
Save for a rainy day
We hope you enjoyed our thrifty wedding tips. For more advice on wedding planning, have a read of some of the other posts on our blog.