23 Ways to shave some￡’s off your wedding
*Starting my first blog post with sharing you some awesome tips on how to shave some penny’s for your big day*
- Cater for your guests with a signature cocktail instead of serving up a full range of beverages. Why not choose to go the extra mile by naming your own cocktail!
- Wedding receptions are not for everyone. Why not celebrate with your loved ones at an organised breakfast/brunch for just a fraction of the price.
- With so many incentives for buying cars, many of our friends and family own a fancy set of wheels these days, why not call in that favour and be driven to your big day in style .
- Wedding cakes are beautiful, and we spend ample time and effort in designing and choosing the perfect one, who needs another dessert?
- Instead of a wide array of drink selections, opt for Prosecco or Champagne for your toast/welcome drinks. Check if the venue has a corkage fee.
- Flowers that are currently in season are widely cheaper than opting for imported off-season alternatives.
- Alternatively, you can always go for artificial flowers.
- Why not make your own bouquet at home? Arts and crafts shops usually stock all of the items you would need!
- Creating your own centrepieces can be a massive cost cutting area, you can create 2/3 different styles and alternate between tables.
- Candles create a beautiful enchanted feel to your wedding, using them across the venue on the head table and guest tables is simple, elegant and inexpensive (provided your venue permit open flames).
- Who knows the industry better than a wedding planner? They have access to a wide range of suppliers and can work within your budget while you sit back and relax.
- Utilise everyday items that you may already have lying around at home.
- Contact local suppliers who may be in possession of unwanted or disused items, they go for a fraction of the price and quite possibly free!
- Get in contact with someone new to the make-up artist industry, they may not be well established in their field, but are probably just as good if not better, and will charge you a lot less just to build their portfolio and reputation!
- Creating your own wedding favours can be a great way to get friends and family together in the lead up to your wedding. Ordering items of eBay/Amazon/Etsy is easy and you can always add elements of a personal touch and are exactly to your own taste!
- You don’t get unless you ask! Suppliers usually increase prices with the expectation of a good negotiator coming along and bringing them down for the best price.
- Paper invites are a thing of the past, and require a lot of time, effort and money. E-invites are easy to create and can be virtually cost free, not to mention all the trees you will save!
- Get out an old classic and wear your mother’s wedding dress. Times change, as does fashion sense and trends, why not alter it to your vision look.
- Wedding venues usually have last minute slots available, and will give it to you for a fraction of the price, as long as the date is suitable for you.
- Utilise your network, people you know may have a hidden talent or hobby, and could possibly assist with baking your wedding cake or creating a centre piece or two.
- Getting married during an off-peak month or weekday is always cheaper.
- Amex offer great rewards for travel. Using your points on your honeymoon can save you £’s!
- Choosing a venue that is not necessarily in a prime/popular city location is generally cheaper, and can serve as a beautiful and rural setting for your wedding.
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~With Love, Alisha