Most people have a tight budget when planning their wedding and everyone has different priorities. I, personally, would never compromise on quality photography, videography or wedding rings as these are the things that last forever. Others would not compromise on the venue, the dream dress or the decor.
These are a few ways I think you can save when planning your wedding without any compromises on quality or style.
- If you are green fingered, you could grow flowers and ask a florist to use them in your bouquet and centerpieces. They can buy more to top them up if you can’t grow enough.
- Buy your bridesmaid dresses from the high street. There are plenty of options available to choose from.
- Ask family members to chip in. If you have anyone crafty in the family they could help with the table plan, decorations or the cake!
- Ask married friends and family if they have anything you can borrow for your wedding, it’s amazing what people keep from their own weddings.
- Send e-invites rather than paper invitations. This not only saves on the invitations but also on postage.
- Buy a pre-loved wedding dress. You can pick up a designer dress for less than half price and who’s to know it was worn before?!?
- Get married on a weekday; you can save money on your venue and suppliers, especially if it’s also in the winter months (not including Christmas and New Year).
- Forget about favours. You’ve already paid for food and drink for your guests, do you also need to give them a present for attending too?
- Have a fork buffet rather than a 3 course sit down meal. You could save around $10 per person compared to the average of $35 per person for a sit down menu.