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Weddings On A Budget!

When you’re getting married, of course you’re looking for money saving tips. It’s no reason for shame if you don’t want to spend the earth on the day itself. Think of all the ways you’ll want to spend money after the event - the honeymoon, setting up home, and general day to day spending.

So let’s have a look at some of the obvious ways you can save money on the day.

First of all, consider the venue. If you have your heart set on a hotel or dream location, then perhaps you’ll want to cut costs in other ways instead. But if you’re desperate for budget ideas, why not consider an outdoor location, such as a garden or even a field of buttercups, for those who enjoy a more relaxed experience.

It depends on the time of year, but in the spring or autumn months you could consider supplying some affordable umbrellas to help guests who might find themselves worried about sudden showers. Umbrellas won’t solve every problem for an outdoor wedding, but they could be good to have on hand.

While you’re there, consider whether the budget wedding photographer could be someone you know, perhaps a student studying photography, or a friend who’s good with a camera. You could even make a feature out of umbrella themed shots as a creative addition to the wedding album!

You don’t have to overspend on wedding invitations. Hand crafted ones with your own personal touch could be even more memorable and could save a little on the budget. The same with thank you cards, orders of service and other wedding stationery. Just choose a theme, or a colour scheme, and carry it through to keep things consistent and looking as good as a professional alternative.

Remember that it’s traditional for the bride to borrow something on her wedding day. So if that means you wear a dress that has come from a generous friend or is a family heirloom, great!

Just a reminder that your wedding day is your own to tailor as you want it. No need for the bride and groom to leave in an air balloon just because your friend did. Walk off into the sunset together instead. Call it romance.