We’re in the middle of what’s known as ‘wedding season’, so we’re sure there’s plenty of loved-up couples either starting their wedding plans or finalizing the ones they already have! Wedding season usually begins in May and finishes at the end of August.
From the venue to the cake, the dress to the cars, and the food to the rings, there is a huge list of things to remember when planning a wedding – and a huge list can often mean the need for a huge budget. Your wedding should be the perfect day that you’ve always dreamed of, but don’t worry, there are a number of ways you can save money whilst organising your day!
There are plenty of ways you can cut back, without having to compromise on the things that are most important to you. Take a look at these tips for saving cash when planning your wedding…
Set your budget – this is probably the most important thing you need to do, so it should be done first of all! If you start by setting a budget first, you’ll know how much you have to work with to create the best day possible. By setting a budget before you start planning, you’re less likely to overspend as it’s very easy to get carried away with what you want for your wedding.
Create lists to stay organized – once you know what your budget is, the next thing to do is to organize the different parts of your wedding and to list them from the most important to the bits you’re less fussed about. Prioritize! With your budget in hand, you’ll be able to work out how much you have to spend on the different areas of your wedding. By doing this you may realize there are some parts you don’t need to spend money on at all.
Get DIY’ing – there are some areas of your wedding that you can cut the cost of massively by doing yourself; wedding invites, dinner place settings and table favors to name a few. You’ll find lots of ideas on the web and why not enlist some friends to help get everything done in time – we’re sure they’ll be more than happy to help if it means making your wedding day as special as possible.
Don’t mention the word “wedding” – if one thing is sure to increase the price of your special day, it’s when the suppliers you’re buying from know you’re buying for a wedding. So when negotiating the price of anything make sure you stick to the words “party” or “celebration” until after the price has been agreed! (However if you’re after smaller bits and pieces, throw the “wedding” word as you’ll get freebies thrown at you here, there and everywhere).
The most important thing is that the day is exactly what you want it to be, without overspending by a huge amount!