How To Have A Beautiful Wedding On A Budget
Posted on: 15 July 2015 by Swapnil Kulkarni
Do you want a beautiful wedding day without the hefty price tag? Discover these killer wedding planning ideas on a budget to find out how.
Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days in your life; but you want to make sure that it isn’t memorable for all the wrong reasons. It’s estimated that weddings cost an average of £21,000, and this amount of expenditure is just completely unaffordable for some couples.
The problem is that many couples get caught up in the idea of the “dream wedding” and end up spending more than they can really afford. The issues this can cause are the last thing that anyone needs when they are starting out on married life. So how can you have a beautiful wedding on a limited budget, and make it memorable for all the right reasons?
Prioritise and budget realistically
One of the best ways to ensure that you’re not going to spend huge amounts of money you can’t afford is to work out your budget and stick to it. This doesn’t mean thinking that you can spend that bit more and more, and borrowing a significant amount so you have time to pay it back; it means deciding what you can easily spend without causing yourself any large financial restrictions going forward. Part of this planning may also include prioritising; would you prefer to have a one-off designer wedding cake, or a more memorable honeymoon?
Little Savings is Always Helpful
In 2014, Katie Slaney from Kent made headlines for organising a budget wedding. She lists creative ways which can help one save some money. She recommends opting for all-inclusive deals or watching out for voucher/cashback sites as nobody likes to pay full price when we can avail some discount on our favourite brands. So, no need to fret of stepping out of a budget. Check out this site here - one of the reliable voucher sites which offer huge deals on top retailers.
Marry “off season”
A wedding on a Saturday, during the summer months, is always likely to be the most expensive option. Why not opt for something different? A winter wedding in the middle of the week can be just as romantic, and you will save money, often as much as 50% on most aspects of the day. If you give your guests enough warning they should easily be able to arrange to attend midweek, and if they are travelling to attend, they will welcome potentially cheaper travel and accommodation costs.
Get help from family and friends
A person doesn’t have to be a professional to make a wedding cake, or to decorate a venue, they just need a little ability and maybe some artistic flair. If you have friends or relatives who have some creativity then don’t be afraid to ask them for help; not only will it save you money, but it will be fun for them to be involved. Creative ideas that have been put forward for other weddings have been collecting jars to decorate with glitter for table decorations, and decorating hula hoops to hang from the ceiling at the reception. That’s just a start, there are plenty of ways to get creative, and everyone will enjoy playing a part in the day.