10 Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding
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With Valentine's day and wedding season fast approaching, let's take a look at ways you can save money on your wedding, cut costs, and plan a frugal wedding on a budget!
Picking The Wedding Date
Choosing a date that is out of season (January/February) and getting married during the week can save a fortune on venue costs.
A weekday wedding means some guests will need to book a day off work, so keep that in mind and give them plenty of notice.
Try second hand stores and charity shops for a vintage ring, or consider asking family if there is a ring that could be handed down.
D.I.Y Your Wedding Invitations
I love seeing a personal touch to wedding invitations, and you can easily design and print these at home.
You could even create a digital design and email invitations to save money on printing & postage!
Create A Wedding Photo Swap
A great way to save money on your big day is by creating a Wedding Photo Swap this allows you to easily collect and share any photos taken by your guests. It takes just 30 seconds to register and you can create elegant online wedding albums. The site is secure & private and they never share your data.
Save Money On Your Wedding Dress
You could save money on your dream wedding dress by shopping second hand on eBay where you can find designer dresses selling for a fraction of their retail cost. Plenty of charity shops have a wedding rail too where you can find a bargain dress.
Have a look for prom dresses that suit you to find the best dress for your body type.
Cut Catering Costs On Your Big Day
Why not go for something less traditional and pop to the local chippy for 50 portions of fish and chips? You could send a copy of the menu to your guests and place the order in advance to be collected and eaten at your venue.
Or involve your guests in the food preparations by asking everyone to bring a buffet item of their choice.
Check if your venue will allow bring your own booze and buy in bulk. You don't need to offer a huge variety of drinks, and the savings will be huge.
The Perfect Wedding Gift
If money is tight ask for practical gifts from guests. Could any of your friends and family help with a service instead of a gift? Maybe you know a musician who could help with entertainment, or someone who can make the cake for you?
Save Money On Your Wedding Flowers
Keep your flowers simple and shop around. Flowers are cheaper when they are in season so do your research and find a florist that can work around your budget.
You can buy second hand silk flower bouquets on ebay or check out your local buy & sell sites such as Facebook Marketplace.
Make Your Own Confetti
Prepare to lose hours on Pinterest for this one!
I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know if you have any tips in the comments!