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.
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.