Every bride and groom wants that amazing, special day to celebrate their love, but not everyone has a budget that can provide all the glitz and glam of a celebrity-style wedding.
Creating a magical day can be achieved by some imagination, creative ideas and a little help from friends and family. Personal touches mean oh so more, and can be added to make your day unforgettable for all.
There are numerous ways to make your day unique and just as special without it having to cost the earth.
Make your own invitation cards
Get creative with friends and family and find great ideas on the internet. This can be so much cheaper than buying pre-made ones from expensive companies.
Consider having your reception at home.
A fantastic way to save money as a wedding venue cost can be as much as a third of your total budget!
If you haven’t the outside space for a marquee yourself, would a relative be willing to help you out?
This way you would have the funds to pay for catering and dressing the site just how you’d like to. Also, source your alcohol yourself and save pounds on expensive venue prices.
Flowers and decorations
As soon as you mention wedding flowers to a florist the bill just goes up and up. Consider creating your own table displays etc. Try using a combination of real and artificial flowers and greenery to keep the cost lower. Again, the internet is a great source of inspiration so don’t be afraid to give it a go!
You can also source second hand decorations off various market place websites. And don’t forget, these items have only been used once for a few hours in most instances.
Sample and preloved wedding dresses
There are so many stunning designer wedding dresses available directly from the bride or boutiques selling their ex-sample gowns. Most dresses have only been worn once for a few hours or just tried on in the bridal boutique. They are often priced at lower than half price too!
Such a fabulous way for the budget savvy bride to have their dream dress without paying the designer price tag.
You can even sell on your dress after your wedding to another bride to be and recoup some of the cost! What’s not to love?