With the Royal wedding fast approaching, there’s no better time to think about planning your big day. It’s probably one of the most expensive milestones in your life, so we’ve pulled together a few tricks to help you save your cash, so you can spend more on the things that matter most.
Book well in advance
We would recommend booking well in advance, as wedding venues and musicians can get booked up as early as two years before. Booking as early as possible can also be more cost effective, as the busier venues yet, the likelier they are to increase their prices.
DIY your favours
There are thousands of DIY wedding ideas on Pinterest. One great way to save is to make DIY wedding favours. For example, making your own mini sweet jars can be much cheaper than purchasing them.
As with anything else, shopping around is usually the best way to save money. Visit a few different shops and check prices online before you commit to anything. If you shop around, it’s also likely you’ll be more certain when you do make the purchase as you’ve explored other options.
Make the most of what you’ve got
Does your neighbour have a fancy car and could drive you to your venue? Know a family member who is good with a camera? It’s worth asking around before you splash the cash on something. You could save £100s if someone is willing to do you a favour!
Don’t be afraid to haggle
You can usually haggle a lower price on most wedding purchases. Don’t be afraid to ask for a better deal on different aspects of your wedding, such as flowers, the venue and the dress.
If it’s unnecessary, say no
You could go on forever buying things for your wedding day, but you need to draw a line somewhere. If you’re considering a 6 course meal yet its way beyond your budget, you might be better off resisting and choosing a more affordable option. It’s also unlikely your guests will mind!