Saturday, 10 October 2020

How to Plan Your Dream Wedding on a Budget

Planning a wedding is exciting, but it can also cause huge amounts of financial stress. The average cost of a wedding in the UK is now over £16,000 and wedding costs quickly add up. However, you shouldn’t let money worries stop you from marrying the love of your life and getting excited about your big day. Luckily, there are various clever ways to save on wedding costs, without sacrificing quality. Here are some suggestions to help you plan your dream wedding on a budget.

Plan a midweek wedding

Traditionally, most couples choose to hold their wedding celebration on a Saturday or Sunday. However, ditching weekends in favour of a weekday wedding can save you thousands of pounds. Your venue is likely to be your biggest wedding expense and choosing an unpopular day could slash your venue costs by up to 50 percent according to


Picking a less popular month such as January or February can also be a great way to save money. Plus, you are likely to have access to a bigger selection of available venues. On top of this, you should be able to negotiate lower deals with various vendors and suppliers if you have a midweek wedding. Overall, planning your wedding on a weekday is likely to save you thousands of pounds meaning you can splash out on luxuries for your wedding guests or splurge on a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon.

Compare wedding vendors

Make sure that you take the time to compare different wedding vendors and find the best deals. There is a fantastic selection of websites where you can compare multiple wedding vendors and read customer reviews online. For instance, Alive Network allows you to find and compare local entertainment for your wedding. You can get detailed information on the vendors, compare prices, and check availability online. Taking the time to research and compare wedding vendors will help you keep costs low and ensure that you choose the best vendors for your wedding.

Take a DIY approach

Taking a DIY approach to wedding planning is one of the simplest ways to save money on your wedding. Doing certain elements of your wedding yourself can save you thousands of pounds. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to add a personal touch to your celebration. Here are some elements of your wedding that you should consider doing yourself:

        Create unique wedding decorations using items like wood slices, fairy lights, photos, artificial blooms, and candles.

        Make your own wedding bouquets. Using artificial flowers is a lot cheaper and you’ll be able to keep them and reuse them after your wedding day.

        Ask a family member or friend to bake your wedding cake for you.

        Make your own wedding invites. Sending e-invites is cheaper and far better for the environment. There is a great selection of free wedding templates available online.

Final thoughts

You shouldn’t let money worries get in the way of enjoying your big day. Weddings are expensive, but there are dozens of clever and creative ways to save money and keep costs low. Use the above suggestions to help you plan your dream wedding on a budget. 

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