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Planning Your Wedding? Here's Where To Splurge And Where To Save

Everyone wants the dream wedding, but then you have to pay for it of course. The price of weddings can mean you start out with lots of ideas and imagination, but then you end up feeling like you’ll have to make do with a lot of cut price compromises after all.

 

But there’s a trick you can learn that will make all the difference. It's simply to make some basic savings here and there, leaving you room to splash out on the significant things that really will make the difference. Here are some ideas to get you thinking.

First of all, lets look at some of the areas where spending some serious wedding money could well be worth it in the long run. Here, we’ll talke mainly about photos and food.

Why photos? Well, the photo album is the classic post-wedding souvenir that will give you and your family for years to come a way to remember your happy day in all its intimacy and nostalgia. It’s the timeless way to capture the visual elements you worked so hard to achieve, and moreover, the smiles and laughter of those you care about coming together on that day. If you’re not fortunate enough to have a friend who can match professional standards and be sure not to let you down at the last minute, spending on wedding photography is definitely a wise move. 

And then, food - catering, drinks, and the cake. On the day, people will remember whether they loved the main course or not. They’ll pick up on that special dessert, and they'll notice if it wasn’t properly defrosted, and be talking about it years later. They’ll be staring at the phenomenal wedding cake and itching to try a slice, or else they’ll spot that you didn’t really care. Food is always a deal breaker. Make sure you keep your guests happy with decent catering, even if you have to spend that little bit extra.

So where can you save money?

A good place to start is anywhere you have a skill, or imagination to do something unique and handcrafted. You could make your own invitations, and people will appreciate the time and effort you put into them.You don’t need a wedding planner if you have friends who get enthusiastic with helping you organise the occasion. And remember, tradition says you can borrow something. It could even be the dress.

Make your own list of money savers that leave room for splurging. Getting inventive on a limited budget a good way to find yourself personalising your wedding day and making it really special.