Wednesday, 29 May 2019

4 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

With the average UK wedding now costing a whopping £32,000, it is no wonder that people are looking around trying to find ways to reduce this huge spend. It is a tricky balance and there are those that believe that it should be a large spend in order to achieve the perfect day and then there are others who are daunted by spending so much all in one go on that one day. Whichever side of the fence you sit on, or maybe you are right in the middle there, it always makes sense to look at ways to bring wedding costs down. As such, we have come up with 4 ways to save money on your wedding.

Set a budget

The first thing that you need to do is set a wedding budget, and then you really do need to stick to it. Take plenty of time to do this, ensuring that you do cover every potential cost that will arise or could arise. You then need to be realistic about the prices of all of these items at the outset, both in terms of their average costs and also what you would be happy to spend on them. Which does bring us to our next point, as you need to understand where your budget priorities lie.

Be clear on the priority spends

Now that you have worked out what you need to take into account to set your wedding budget, you need to be clear on the priority spends. Agree these with your partner at the outset as they will allow you to then see where you can make most of your savings. So if it’s diamond engagement rings, the venue and the honeymoon that you want to splurge on, then allow more room in the budget for these areas and then start considering those items that are of less importance or that you really couldn't care less about. If table decorations, flowers and stationery are just not your thing, then you can prepare to make some savings here.

Do your research

This is key, and fortunately there are plenty of resources out there for you to do this. From ultimate guides to free online wedding planner sites, there is almost too much out there! Remember to start this with your plans and budgets firmly set and with each purchase that you are looking to make, bear in mind that there are lots of thrifty ways to buy stylish products from shopping around to checking out the auction sites

Looking for the perfect ring can seem daunting, especially if you are on a budget. However you'll be surprised at just how cost effect vintage engagement rings can be compared to modern (they're also better for the environment), so it's worth checking considering if you're looking for a unique sparkler that she'll love and cherish forever!

Go smaller

Whilst this one may be controversial to those that love a big bash, reducing the guest list can allow all other spends to fall into place. That dream venue, dress and cake could all be back within budget if you look at 50 guests rather than 250. Catering and bar costs are dramatically reduced, and you are likely to also reduce your venue hire fees.

Have you managed to save money on your wedding? What top tips would you share?

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