When it comes to planning your dream wedding day, there’s a lot to consider. From booking the venue and the wedding band to sorting the catering, flowers, outfits for the bridesmaid and groomsmen – it all quickly adds up.
Statistics show that the average cost of a UK wedding is around the £30,000 mark – if you just had a sharp intake of breath, you’re not alone!
But for many couples, spending so much on a wedding just isn’t feasible. They would rather put a deposit down on their dream home or have a series of memorable holidays together.
We’ve pulled together some trusty top tips on how to dial things back and throw an extravagant wedding on a modest budget.
This is going to be your best friend if you’re trying to cut back the spending on your big day.
You could make your own invites or buy a few extra bottles of wine every time you go to the shop so that you don’t have to spend silly amounts when it comes to providing drinks on the day.
There are so many tips and tricks to saving – you’ve just got to be unapologetically savvy.
There’s no getting around the fact that your wedding venue will no doubt always be the most expensive element of your special day. While you will want it to deliver on everything you imagined, it’s important to take stock of your finances and not stretch yourself too far – there are plenty of other things you’ll need to factor into your overall budget.
However, there are ways to cut back on venue costs. Do your research to see if you can find similar, cheaper alternatives in your chosen location.
You should also try to haggle! If there’s one thing we’ve learnt over the years it’s that if you don’t ask, you don’t get. Don’t be afraid to put venues on the spot. If they think they’re going to lose you as a client altogether due to the price, you may find they’ll throw in other freebies elsewhere, such as a discount on hotel rooms for the wedding party.
Ask For Help
A sure way to save money on your wedding day is by calling upon your beloved family and friends for assistance. And trust us when we tell you, they will often be more than happy to help! Whether it’s putting up wedding decorations, carrying bottles of wine into the dining hall or arranging tables – your family and friends want the day to be a success just as much as you do, so enlisting their help rather than hiring staff could save you a small fortune. You can then put that towards other aspects of your wedding day.