Paying for your dream wedding day can cost a fortune but we’ve found a few easy ways to save you money. Whether it means getting crafty with your friends or doubling your décor as favours—a few adjustments here and there can make your wedding day a lot less expensive.
“I bought a gorgeous off-white bridesmaids’ gown with a full A-line skirt instead of a traditional wedding dress. It only cost £350!” —Rebecca
Hire a Wedding Planner
“Yes, we paid extra at the outset, but our planner more than made up for it by helping us negotiate better deals. Plus, nothing curbs the urge to spend like running all your purchases by a professional.” —Morgan
Shop Outside the Box
“I bought two beautiful lovebirds for less than four pounds and used them as cake toppers.” —Gi
Involve Your Guests
“I wanted to make a brooch bouquet for my walk down the aisle, but buying the seventy-five pieces I needed would have been expensive. So I asked my loved ones to help with the hunt. Soon I had brooches pouring in—some from personal collections, some from charity shops, some from department-store sales. The best part? Now guests are buzzing in anticipation of seeing the finished bouquet.” —Laure
Go to Bridal Shows
“Wedding specialists often offer great specials and giveaways at shows. I was able to save £500 on our florist and £100 on our wedding photographer.” —Alison
Join us next week for another five top tips to help your budget go further!