Budget

With the average UK wedding costing around £30,000, we understand that managing your money is a huge priority and that you want to be as cost-effective as possible.

Our wedding budget and financial advice has been written to help you make the most of your cash – Just because it’s your dream wedding, it doesn’t have to bust the bank.

Simply choose from our ‘Wedding Budget and Finance’ posts below to start planning your wedding like a pro

Planning a budget wedding? Tie the knot for under £5000!

Saving secrets wedding suppliers don’t want you to know!

Having a wedding day you want isn’t all about how much money you spend, it’s about celebrating your love with your nearest and dearest....

17 ways to save money on your wedding reception

Wedding receptions swallow up a big part of every bride's budget, but it doesn't mean you have to get into debt! Follow our fab...

“If I could do it all again…” Real brides’ biggest wedding...

All brides want their wedding day to be completely perfect, but to be honest, after their big day has been and gone there are...

7 big day best buys from real-life brides

Most brides set aside a substantial budget for their wedding day but finding ways of stretching your money a bit further is so satisfying...

Budget-friendly and creative ways to feed your wedding guests

Catering for every taste and age group can be one of the biggest challenges facing a bride-to-be. But trends are moving away from traditional...

4 wedding details you shouldn’t scrimp on!

Here at Wedding Ideas we love showing you how to get your dream day for less, but there are certain things that you just...

How to make your very own bridal brooch bouquet

We love brooch bouquets, they're chic, they look amazing and they last much longer than fresh flowers. Contemporary and vintage wedding jewellery designer Harriet...

10 DIY details that won’t cost a thing

DIY equals a very personal wedding day – well, that’s what we think. It’s also a practical solution for when you’re trying to keep...

How to make a beautiful wedding buttonhole

“Every bride-to-be knows what they want every little detail to look like for their wedding day, from the flowers and decorations to the dress...

Make your very own gingerbread wedding favours

If you’ve got a bit of time before your wedding (and time to practice a bit) then...

3 fab DIY projects for you to try at home

Handmade weddings have never been more popular. Not only will you save money on your wedding budget but you’ll also end up with fab...

Make your own confetti bath bombs for your guests

Leading natural confetti company, Shropshire Petals shows us how to make some fab petal bath bombs that can be used as favours for your...

Top DIY wedding tips from real-life brides that can save you...

There are plenty of DIY touches that you can incorporate into your own big day, even if you're not a dab hand at crafting....

How to make peppermint cream wedding favours

Wedding Ideas' very own DIY expert Alice Rimes has been busy baking up a storm this weekend and she's come up with a fabulous,...
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Top money-saving tips from The Wedding Fairy

We've teamed up with The Wedding Fairy, George Watts, to bring you an exclusive extract from his latest book The Budget-Busting DIY Wedding Guide!...
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Pre-nuptial agreements – A sensible decision or a negative idea?

It may not be the most romantic of topics, but pre-nuptial agreements are an important part of many couples' big-day planning. Forum findings When discussing the...

10 wedding must-haves to grab in the 2012 Christmas sales

Planning a summer wedding? Be a savvy bride and stock up on discounted wedding details now! Here's what to put on your high street...
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The bargainista bride’s A-Z of inexpensive details – Part 2

Inexpensive details don’t have to cost a bundle. Here is part 2 of our fab feature, so you can get some reception chic on...
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How to save £5,000 for your wedding in just one year!...

In part 2 of our guide of saving £5,000 in a year, we get insider secrets from top money saving experts… What the experts say... We...
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The bargainista bride’s A-Z of inexpensive details – Part 1

Inexpensive details don’t have to cost a bundle. A little inspiration is all you need to get reception chic on the cheap! A is for...