Weddings can be expensive, there is no getting around it. But it is possible to save significant amounts of money if you go about it in a clever way. In fact, you can get a fantastic wedding without cutting corners, that doesn’t break the bank. Read on to find out how.
Pick Your Date Carefully
One of the ways you can save a huge amount of money on your wedding is by carefully picking the date. The spring and summer are always the most popular, so the price of your venue and catering will be highest at this time.
Instead consider September to March instead. Specialist wedding venues often run offers during this time as they struggled to fill their booking spaces. That mean you get to tie the knot in an amazing place for a fraction of the cost.
Another way of saving money with the venue is to work on the basis on a late booking. Hotels and venues often put together ridiculously cheap wedding packages for the odd date here and there that they cannot fill.
There are a few catches, though. First, you won’t have long to ensure all your prep is done, so get what you can do before hand like buying the dress, bridesmaid dresses and suits. Second, you won’t be able to give you guests much notice. So make sure anyone key to the wedding can do the date before you go forward with the booking.
Another fantastic way of saving money on your wedding is to consider buying pre-loved items instead of new. Many items that are associated with a wedding have been used only once and therefore available to buy in fantastic condition. They will also be considerable cheaper than buying the same things new, and no one has to know that it is proved if you don’t want to tell them.
Look on the auction sites for glass vases and candy carts for the wedding reception. Buying second hand diamond rings can save you significant amounts for both the engagement and weddings rings. You can even fire some great bridal gown bargains in classified ads if you have an eagle eye.
Make Your Own Favours
Depending on how many people you are inviting to your big day all the little bits and bobs can really start adding up. For example, if you plan to give each guest a wedding favourite at their place setting that can be up to 1-2 pp extra. If you have 100 guests, you are looking at 100-200 pounds just for this small detail.
A great way around this is is to make your own wedding favours instead of buying them. There are a load of fabulous DIY ideas for this you can try like providing seeds of your wedding flowers so people can remember the day. Or even making your own homemade preserves like jam or pickle.
Another wonderful way of getting everyone involved in your special day and saving some money is a Jacob’s lunch. This is where you ask every guest to bring something to eat with them that they can share with the rest of the wedding party.