Do you have a tight wedding budget? Most couples do when planning their wedding and everyone has different priorities. I, personally, would never compromise on quality photography, videography or wedding rings because these are the things that last forever. Other couples would not compromise on the venue, the dream dress, the decor or THOSE shoes!!!
These are a few ways I believe you can save on your wedding budget without any compromises on quality or style.
- If you’re green fingered, you could grow flowers and ask your florist to use them in your bouquet and centerpieces. Your florist can buy more to top them up if you can’t grow enough.
- Buy your bridesmaid dresses from the high street. There are plenty of options available to choose from including Debenhams, House of Fraser, Monsoon and Coast.
- Ask family members to chip in. If you have anyone crafty in the family they could help with the table plan, decorations or even the cake!
- Ask married friends and family if they have anything you can borrow for your wedding. It’s amazing what people keep from their own weddings, I borrowed my best friends garter!
- Send e-invites rather than paper invitations. This not only saves on the cost of invitations but also on postage which can add up to more than £50 these days!
- Buy a pre-loved wedding dress. Brides can pick up a designer dress for less than half price and who’s to know it was worn before?!? Or you could buy from the sale rail, many bridal boutiques have end of line dresses at a greatly reduced price.
- Get married on a weekday; you can save money on your venue and suppliers, especially if it’s also in the winter months (not including Christmas and New Year which are peak times).
- Forget about favours. You’ve already paid for food and drink for your guests, do you also need to give them a present for attending too? Some people spend £300+ just on favours, so ditch them if you’re on a tight wedding budget.
- Have a fork buffet rather than a 3 course sit down meal. You could save around £10 per person compared to the average of £35 per person for a sit down menu.