We all know that weddings can be expensive. But there’s no need to spend tens of thousands of pounds on your big day if you don’t want to. There are a number of ways in which you can save a bit of cash when you get married.
Hello! recently offered some advice on how to plan a wedding on a tighter budget. At the top of the list is thinking about when you actually get married. Avoiding peak wedding season is probably pretty obvious, but have you considered how much you could save by tying the knot on a weekday?
According to the magazine, you could save nearly £5,000 by getting married in January or February rather than between June and August.
You could also reduce the amount you have to spend by almost £6,000 if you decide to get married on a Tuesday or Wednesday rather than on a Saturday.
Another tip from the publication is to keep the guest list small. Carefully consider who you’re going to invite. If you keep the guest list on the small side, you’ll could stand to save quite a lot of cash.
Don’t feel as though you have to spend thousands on the perfect wedding dress if you’re the bride. There are plenty of options for discount or lower-priced dresses out there and you’ll still look stunning.
A range of high street retailers now have their own lines of wedding dresses, so there are plenty of options away from designer wedding gown stores. You can also find pre-owned wedding dresses through different online platforms, so take the time to shop around to find the ideal gown without the eye-watering price tag.
When you’re searching for your wedding venue, consider a place that doesn’t charge corkage. The advantage to this is that you’ll be able to bring your own wine and champagne for your reception. This could save you a significant amount of money on your big day.
Having a wedding photographer is important because you’ll want some beautiful shots of your big day. Elite Daily recently revealed that not paying for a professional photographer was a regret for one bride.
She revealed in a Reddit thread that a friend had told her that she was a good photographer, only to take just a few in-focus shots. “We ended up dressing up again the weekend after and took a dozen way better photos ourselves,” she stated.
Getting good photos of you and your partner is important, but you’ll also want some fun shots of your guests too. Many people put disposable cameras on the tables at the wedding meal, but another option is to arrange wedding photo booth hire. You can customise the setting by providing fun props and let your friends and family have some fun.
But another Reddit user said she wished she’d spent less money on her wedding. She explained she got caught up in the idea of having a “dream wedding”, but added: “My dream wedding would have been just as good at a cheaper venue with cheaper flowers and a cheaper dress.”