Congratulations, You're getting married!
It's such an exciting time & every one deserves the wedding they have always dreamt of!
With everything that goes into planning your big day, it is easy to blow your budget 🤯.
Planning your wedding shouldn't be a daunting project, to help you out, I have come up with 4 ways to save some money on your wedding.
Work out what's important to you both
Boil the kettle, make a brew, grab some biscuits & a notepad & pen.
Make a list of everything you can think of, that you would both like at your wedding. Next to each item place a grade, 1, 2 or 3. This will be a grade of importance. Number 1 is a must have / crucial elements, 2's are the items you would like but not a necessity & 3's are items that aren't of great importance. Once you have gathered quotes for the various items you can go back & view the grades to assist you in making the tough decisions of what to have at the wedding & what to cut.
Contact various suppliers
Obtain quotes from at least 3 suppliers per item.
This is a general rule I like to tell my clients. To get a good grasp on the going rate & inclusions always send the same brief to at least 3 suppliers & carefully read through their quotes. Don't get fixated on the price & go for the cheapest, look through examples of their work, inclusions in the package & value for money. When you are on a tight budget it can be hard to look past the cheapest quotes but you must remember, cheapest is not always best.
Depending on your venue choices, majority offer discounts for weekday weddings and savings in the off-season. Weekday weddings are a great idea, you score a nice discount on your wedding venue & potentially other suppliers & your family & friends get to have some extra time off work. If you don't mind getting married during winter, you will also find some savings booking during the off-season. It is an easy way to save some ££ especially if your venue is indoors!
Join Facebook Groups
No matter where you are located in the world or what item you are looking for there will be a Facebook Group that has the answer you need. There are various Facebook groups within the UK that will inform you of supplier discounts, second hand wedding items & other brides & grooms sharing the tips they learnt on their wedding day. A popular one for this year is '2019 Brides!' It's an easy way to save some £ & it allows you to re-sell any items you have from your wedding.
There you have it! 4 Simple yet effective things you can do when planning your wedding to save some extra ££.
For some more helpful advice for your wedding day check out my previous blog:
7 ways to pull off your perfect Wedding day!