Simple ways to reduce the cost of your wedding.
10 Easy ways to keep your wedding costs down
Decide on what are the most important things to you, photographer, venue, entertainment, food, decorations. Book those items early and allocate the money so you can then tailor the remainder of your budget.
2. Brides Dress
Buy a dress that has only been worn once, you can save over 60% of the original dress cost. Or if you want a brand new dress try a sample wedding dress.
3. Groom & Groomsmen outfits
Hire the Groom & Groomsmen’s suits. Some companies even offer a home service especially for those guys who really don’t like shopping. Please also be aware that they may also be able to provide shirts, ties,cravats etc.
Avoid Saturdays, this is the most popular and therefore most expensive day to hire a venue. Why not try a Friday or even a week day. You will be surprised how much cheaper it can be. If you give your family and friends plenty of notice it won’t be an issue. Or you may prefer to choose a less expensive venue like a restaurant.
Choose flowers that are in season. For example roses, peonies and hydrangeas are all summer flowers. Limit the amount of flowers you choose.
6. Family & friends
Think about how your family & friends strengths, they would love to help and be part of your day. Maybe you have a friend that makes cakes or is in a band.
If your ordering invitation stick to only one colour like black. Or you could always design your own invitations, table plans and thank you cards. Or buy ready made invitations.
Keep your guest list to a minimum and ensure you stick to it. After all food and drink is the the biggest expense.
This also a way to keep the tradition. Consider borrowing wedding jewellery. For example a necklace, hair accessories or tiara maybe from your Mum or a close friend. This is only one suggestion there are so many other things you could borrow.
10. Wedding Planner
Last but not least believe it or not a wedding planner will save you money. As we have contacts and will always ensure we have negotiated the best prices for the you.