Getting married is one of those landmark occasions you only hope to celebrate once in your lifetime. It’s a special day and you want it to be perfect in every facet. However, weddings can be costly and many couples these days can be under the financial pressure to save for a home and their family’s future and may not be able to justify spending a huge amount on their wedding day.
But sticking to a budget, shouldn’t mean you still can’t have a super day filled with beautiful touches and style. There’s plenty of clever ways to get the biggest bang for your buck and keep to your budget.
If you’d like to chat about this or any other aspect of your wedding day décor, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly.
It’s all about timing
When it comes to weddings, timing is key and can lead to fantastic savings.
Consider getting married in the off peak season.
Get married on a weekday when demand is lower and deals are better.
If you can, trim down the guest list which will save massively on food and drinks.
Think about printing off your own invites, or embrace technology and email them out. Get rid of the rsvp have an email address.
Choose flowers and food that are in season to save on costs.
You don’t have to go OTT on the décor to make an impression. And if you a DIY lover, then this is your time to shine.
Use décor that you’ll use again in your home, such as lanterns and battery operated candles.
Go for simple centrepieces, such as mason jars, old wine bottles or vintage glassware upcycled with burlap, lace or glitter.
Raid the attic for vintage pieces such as gramophones, old suitcases, vintage books, old cameras and china that will make ideal centrepieces.
Go to antique auctions and find vintage gems like old typewriters or even weighing scales that will look stunning but cost a fraction of the price of brand new pieces.
Photos of the couple at different ages make ideal centrepieces, or if you’ve got a shared love of going to concerts, why not use you old ticket stubs or album covers too?
There are dozens of seemingly small swaps that are very clever and will make a massive difference to your overall budget.
Think about cupcakes instead of a lavish wedding cake, or if you’ve got a friend who’s a baker, rope them in too.
Opt for a BBQ or buffet style meal instead of a sit down meal
Have or two large menus on blackboards instead of menus for each place or table
Serve prosecco instead of champagne
Swap in greenery into the flowers
Use silk or synthetic flowers for your centrepieces or ask the groomsmen to take the pew ends and florals from the ceremony and use them for the reception.