The day when you promise your loyalty, fidelity, and love to your soul mate should be a special one indeed. But so often it can end up costing the Earth! But you can have a have a wonderful wedding without going bankrupt in the process if you are clever about how your plan and execute things. Read on for some essential tips, so you can have your wedding cake and eat it, so to speak!
Wedding dresses cost thousands of pounds, don’t they? Well, they can do, but they don’t have to. It all depends on how clever you are about buying yours.
Firstly you can get traditional formal style dresses for a knockdown price at wedding outlet stores which are located all over the UK.
Or, if you have enough time you can hold off until your favourite boutique has a sale, and grab yourself a bargain there.
Then there is the option of grabbing a bargain in the form of a 50’s style dress with a flared skirt. There are quite a few websites which offer this style of dress is whites and creams, and the cost is a lot less expensive than a traditional style dress. All you need to do is dress it up with a few accessories like a birdcage veil and some nice shoes, and you’re sorted, all for a bargain price.
Another large expense for weddings tends to be the cost of the service and the reception. But you can save on this, while still having the day of your dreams by booking a venue that has the capacity for the service and the reception at the same place.
Why will this save you money? Well, first of all, you won’t have to pay separate fees for a church and reception. Remember that church fees can run up to around £800, by the way, depending on the location.
You also won’t have to worry about transporting your guests from the service to the reception which can cost a lot of money. Especially, if you have to hire a red London bus or even use a local coach service.
Traditionally suits are either bought or hired for the groom and the groomsmen at the wedding. Hiring, of course, is a cheaper option, but then you have to worry about keeping them clean and in excellent condition, or risk losing your deposits.
Instead, why not look at high street suits instead of wedding ones? You can get them in all sorts of style, and it can work particularly well if you are looking for a rustic themed do, as tweed is really in right now. You also know that the groom and ushers will get wear out of them after the day so they might not mind spending a little extra on them.
Of course in a post where I say you can have your cake and eat it, I have to talk about how to save money on your wedding cake.
The number one best way to do this is to get a creative friend to make the cake for you. You can even buy a pre-covered cake, so they just needed to stack and decorate them.
Or, another option is to get a supermarket bought a cake. Marks and Spencer and Waitrose offer several varieties, which you can decorate with cut flowers, that will look classy and fit in perfectly with your big day.