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Simply a day like no other…

The wedding industry is now worth a staggering £10b a year in Britain with more pressure put upon couples to create a day like no other. An average wedding costs £21,000, putting many brides- to- be in a spot of wedding frenzy. A designer wedding at an affordable price is at the top of every newly engaged couple’s wedding wish list. With some savvy wedding planning and supplier sourcing you can save thousands on your perfect day.
Save yourself a small fortune with these money saving tips…
A week day wedding

Many venues offer a discounted rate for having your wedding on a week day, weekends demand a premium. Other suppliers such as photographers and florists also offer week day discounts.

Buy your wedding dress at a sample sale
Many wedding boutiques hold seasonal sample sales, where they sell off last season’s styles making room for new ones and saving up to 70% off the original price. Taking it home with you straight away, a simple dry clean and perhaps some alterations and you have saved yourself a small fortune.

Trim your invite list
If you haven’t seen your 3rd cousin Rosie for the last 15 years just invite her to the evening reception. By reducing your day time guest list the catering and drinks bill becomes that much smaller.

Save postage
With the cost of 1st class stamps rising last year, hand deliver as many of your invitations as possible and email your save-the-dates.

Replace Champagne for your toast with Cava or Prosecco
Trust me no one will notice at this stage in the day.

Get crafty, who doesn’t love a bit of Kirsty Allsop
Make your wedding favours; homemade wedding marmalade, fudge or chutney. A personalised label on each jar makes a lovely keep sake.

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Wedding Ideas

What’s hot and what’s not, that’s out with the old and in with the new to you and me! Sister business What a fab party! is no trend setter but over the years Samantha has pitched a number of creative and fabulous ideas to clients, here are just a few:


Meaningful menus and Food Stations



Themed Bars

  • Whether its a martini bar with gorgeous cocktail staff, a sophisticated Champagne bar or branded beer bar station they look great and are fun. Why wouldn’t you have something so visual and different at your wedding? If you’re looking to give your husband some wedding planning responsibility, I am sure he would take this on with glee creating a true ‘gentleman’s club’ feel.
  • http://www.beetle-juice.co.uk



Vintage
It’s no secret that vintage is here to stay for a while however there has been a bit of a shift from Victorian-style, tea parties to more English country garden. Think big rustic signs, bunting dressed along your garden fence, old tin baths filled with bottles of beer, vintage table cloths laden with your wedding cards and children playing croquet on the lawn. Divine.
http://www.whatafabparty.com


Themed Lounge areas
A fabulously themed chill out area that people can use if they don’t want to dance. Moroccan with shisha pipes to outside seating with furs and lanterns to Studio 64, all easily created making a fun mood amongst friends.
http://www.marpav.co.uk/NIGHTCLUB1.htm