Making small savings at every stage of your wedding planning is the best way to stay in budget! Here we reveal 5 wedding saving tips you might want to try, courtesy of Ashleigh Money Saver…
1. Get your DIY on!
Homemade invites are super cute, and cost-cutting too. Use alphabet stamps or watercolour paints to make your invitations look more luxe and less ‘4 year old in art class’. Why stop at just invitations? You could even craft your own name place cards for the reception. If you’re stuck for inspiration, head to YouTube or Pinterest for loads of gorgeous ideas.
2. Shop savvy
Don’t wait to buy your bridesmaid dresses nearer to the big day, take advantage of the end-of-season sales and pick up your besties’ gowns when they’re reduced. Fab services like the Ashleigh Shopping Club even let you make extra savings on top of sale prices!
One of the biggest expenses of nuptials is the traditional wedding cake, but there’s a massive emerging trend of modern couples sacking off the fruit cake, and opting for something much more Insta-worthy. Wave goodbye to a typical 3-tier affair, and say a huge hello to 6 boxes of Krispy Kreme instead! If you and your partner aren’t all about the cake and have a swoony story about another tasty treat, it would be fun to be non-traditional and have a different dessert. Pick ‘n’ mix, anyone?
4. Read the small print!
When you book a venue, photographer, makeup artist, or anything else for the big day, make sure you’re aware of any hidden costs. Is your photographer’s booking fee affordable? Could you find a makeup artist who doesn’t charge an expensive deposit? A great way to keep track of these pricey add-ons is to create a checklist in your diary, or even in your bullet journal. Hidden fees? Thank u, next!
5. Catch flights, not (stressy finance related) feelings
Seriously, have you thought about eloping? It can prove so much cheaper than tying the knot in the UK, and let’s face it, an exotic beach is a little bit cooler than the local registry office. Plus, when it’s just the two of you, you needn’t worry about all those family members twice removed. If you’re part of a laid-back couple, this could be the perfect option.
Our thanks to Megan Fife at AshleighMoneySaver.co.uk for these fab tips!