7 Wedding Budget Tips – How to Save on the Big Day
If you want to get married but are worried about money, it’s important to budget for your wedding sensibly. There are many things you can do to cut costs while still enjoying a dream ceremony. So, if you want to start your married life without a whole load of debt, here are seven budgeting tips.
- Be Realistic About Your Budget
With regards to your wedding budget, always be realistic. There’s absolutely no point in planning for a £35K event when you only have £5K set aside. So be honest with yourself from the very start and only look at wedding services within your price range.
- Be Upfront with Suppliers
When talking to wedding suppliers, the last thing you want to do is be wrapped into a lengthy conversation about a product or service you can’t afford. So, always be upfront with how much you want to spend. This will ensure everyone’s on the same page.
- Create a Spreadsheet
Buying a wedding treat here and there can add up, so be sure to add every purchase to your wedding budget spreadsheet. This will help you keep track and ensure you’re not overspending without realising.
- Pay in Full Where Possible
Paying some now, some later might seem appealing. But you’ll have to settle the debt at some point, so it’s better to pay in full where possible. Use a credit card to help protect your payments and be sure to tick the item off your list to avoid buying it twice.
- Embrace DIY
To avoid paying full price for things like centrepieces and wedding favours, it’s a good idea to get creative yourself. Why not make a retro jar of sweets for your flower girls? Or decorate and write your own wedding invites to avoid expensive stationery?
- Call on Friends and Relatives
Weddings don’t have to be expensive. It’s all about thinking outside of the box. Instead of hiring a catering company, for instance, how about asking everyone to bring a dish to enjoy after the ceremony? This is a great alternative to a formal wedding breakfast.
- Visit Wedding Shows
Part of the wedding planning process should involve visiting wedding shows (COVID restrictions depending). Many suppliers will offer discounts to those who book at the event so it’s a great way to save some cash.
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