Finding the money for every lust-have is simply not always possible, which means that you have to look for ways to save wedding budget.
When the time comes for you to start planning your wedding, there is nothing worse than the first few moments when contemplating the budget.
For many of us, there is no option but to remain realistic as we cannot afford everything that we desire.
The following are 3 ways to help save wedding budget.
1. Save Wedding Budget By Pooling Guest’s Wedding Photos
It is possible to save wedding budget by leveraging your personal relationships.
You may, for instance, have artsy friends who are professional photographers.
They can help you minimize your expenses by taking on the role of a photographer for your wedding.
Alternatively, consider wedding photo sharing for your event.
All you need to do is set up an online account dedicated to the wedding or the hen party.
Make sure to invite your friends, family, and anyone else who is to attend your event.
Once set up, they can then send you the photos that they took at the event directly to you.
The photos will go directly to the online photo albums.
You will then get a chance to see all the photos from your wedding.
An online account also makes it possible for you to comment on the photos, swap, share, and even download them for later viewing.
2. Marry In The Off-Season
You can easily save wedding budget by planning your wedding for the off-season.
You can realise lower costs in the off-days, i.e. not on weekends as well as in the off-season.
A vast majority of UK couples want to get married in the summer months.
The reality, however, is that summer weddings are quite expensive, especially when planned for a Saturday.
September and October are also popular months, which makes them pricey times to have a wedding.
So why not plan your wedding for the winter season and get to embrace the season’s beauty as your wedding’s theme?
But keep in mind that outdoor weddings call for decent weather.
Therefore, if you are planning for a winter season, consider holding an indoor ceremony.
The reception should also occur indoors to ensure that your guests will not freeze or get drenched.
3. Say Yes To Leasing Or Reusing A Wedding Dress
You have probably heard of the horror stories pertaining to ugly bridesmaid dresses unhappy bridesmaids get to wear.
You can save money (and friendships) by letting your bridesmaids purchase unique dresses that they like.
There’s some brilliant inspiration here: https://www.promdressfinder.co.uk
Another way to save money is to buy prom dresses for your bridesmaids, or even for your wedding dress.
A prom dress is always unique, so why not wear it for your special day and get to save some money in the process?
It’s Your Day…
Ultimately, what you will remember about your wedding is not the decorations, the food, the cake, color schemes, or the name of your DJ.
A wedding is about celebrating your special day with your friends and loved ones.
It is also about starting a new chapter in your life on the right footing.
If you are able to get this particular part right, the rest will just be the icing on the cake.
Each of these are fabulous ideas that are extremely practical for any couple who don’t want to blow a fortune on their special day. It really doesn’t make sense to put yourself in high debt right away, when most couples are trying to establish themselves. Plus these suggestions don’t spoil or cheapen the day in any way and it would still be a day you will look back on with joy – just without the extra costs that you would otherwise have to meet.
I may say that this is so rational and very logical ideas especially on the current situation we’re all going through. Thank you for sharing this to us.
these are truly great tips ! and i wish that this post was around when i was getting married – weddings can be expensive
I always looking for ways to work on a budget, this is a very useful post! Thanks for the share
I love all of these ideas! Weddings can be so expensive, so having ways to save money is a great hack!
Hi Lucy, those are all great ideas for cutting costs for a wedding. They are super expensive. Some other ideas, would be to ask a neighbor or friend that has a nice house/yard, to have the reception there. People do that all the time here in the States.
you have a good outset and lookout about weddings. the older i get the more clear it is to me that i do not need a big ceremony and reception but memories with my loved ones.
I think that these are also great tips for when you want to redo your vows or celebrate ten years together;)
This is particularly helpful now because a lot of the financial stress all around. I know lot’s of couples to Wed would definitely benefit from this post.
I was able to save on my wedding by doing most of the decorating/planning myself. Then I was able to spend a bit more money on the dress and photography. I also had friends do things that were beyond my time or ability. I love that it was a celebration that they were involved in in so many ways.
I got married last year and I did use some of the techniques you have mentioned to help budget for my big day,
I think off season wedding is nice. Also, shove the same day edit. Rely on friends and families photos and videos! You’ll save a lot!
I don’t wanna get married but still, I believe these ideas that you have shared for saving the wedding budget are very great mostly the offseason wedding option because rates are low!