The average cost of a wedding is rising every year (in 2018 the average wedding in the UK was £30,355) and if you don’t want to pay that much for your wedding, nobody would blame you. Often, the budgets for weddings are so high they can put couples into considerable debt before they are even married.
But there are some great ways of saving money on your wedding. You can still have the wedding of your dreams, you just need to know where you can save a bit here and there.
In this article, we’ll talk about how you can save money on your wedding.
Prioritise Your Spending
Before you start cutting your wedding budget you should think about the things that are important about your wedding. These areas you should allow yourself to spend a little bit more on. Allow these areas to be your priority while you cut spending in other areas.
One of the things that you should prioritize is your wedding rings. You will hopefully be wearing these for many years to come and you should ensure that you buy a pair of rings that you will be happy wearing for several decades.
Your wedding day will go by in the blink of an eye. All that you will have left will be memories and photos. You will want to make sure the photos that you have to show for your day really capture the essence of your wedding. To do this you should make sure that you hire a great wedding photographer.
Whether you are hiring or buying your wedding clothes, you’ll want to look your best, you’ll even want luxury mother of the bride outfits so that everyone looks great.
Email Your Invites
When it comes to inviting people to your wedding, you can save yourself a lot of money by sending out your invites via email. The cost of buying invites and posting them out can really mount up. Instead, email out your invites. You’ll save money, and it’s better for the environment.
Have a Buffet Meal Instead Of A Formal Dinner
Having a formal sit down wedding breakfast is nice, but it is very expensive. You could instead opt for a much cheaper hot buffet which will save you a considerable amount of money. Your guests will still get to eat good food and they will enjoy it.
Hire a Local Amateur Band
Wedding bands can be costly and you may be able to get a local amateur cover band to do the job for you at a fraction of the cost.
Go and see some bands in their own gigs and find one that you like the sound of.
Make Your Own Wedding Decorations
Wedding decorations can be quite expensive, and the cost can really mount up when it comes to decorating an entire wedding venue.
Instead of buying wedding decorations, you could opt to make your own. It may be time-consuming, however, you will be able to have effective decorations at a fraction of the cost.