Top Tips to Save Money on your Wedding
Check out our top 5 tips on how you can save money on your big day!
Set a budget (and stick to it!)
Take some time to work out the aspects of your wedding that mean the most to you and have an individual budget in mind for the essential elements you cannot do without; the venue, the dress, the ceremony. Next are your important ‘must have’ extras, such as the flowers, cake, transport, photographer and entertainment – put these in order of priority for you. Now you can work out a more realistic budget and where you can cut back if needed. Setting an overall maximum budget with any contingency is the final step.
Don’t mention the ‘W’ word
As soon as you mention that you’re planning for your wedding, you will likely attract a substantial mark-up from many suppliers. There’s nothing wrong with getting a quote for an ‘ordinary’ function or event to try and avoid the premium rate.
Avoid the most popular times
As with most purchases, the higher the demand the higher the prices. Try to avoid choosing the most popular times to get married, which tend to be Saturday’s from May to September, early to mid-afternoon. If you’re on a tight budget, why not consider a winter wedding? Demand for wedding suppliers is much lower over the winter months and so prices are likely to reflect this.
If you have the time and a little creative flair, you can make savings on your wedding stationary by making it yourself, from your own invitations and favours to table decorations and order of service. It can also be a great way to get the bridesmaids involved, make an evening of it and have some fun! If you can call on the skills of other friends and members of the wedding party you could make some substantial savings, such as the cake – it can also add a more personal touch to your big day.
Do your research and look out for discount vouchers online. The biggest expenditure is often the venue, so check out some beautiful wedding packages below which are discounted to 50% or less – all thanks to Breeze Offers!