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!

7 top tips for planning a picture-perfect, last-minute wedding

We think last minute weddings are oh so romantic. You might be tying the knot without a moment to spare because you just can’t...

7 top tips for creating gorgeous DIY wedding flowers

Making your own DIY wedding flowers for your own big day is not as hard as it may seem. Get beautiful blooms for less...

Super seasonal saving tricks that will help you stretch your budget

If you’re worried that you’ve chosen a time of year that's more expensive to get married and that your budget won’t stretch far enough,...

12 hot wedding planning tips from the pros

Planning a wedding can take many a long hour of trawling through the internet and making endless phone calls, with the majority of brides...

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...

20 wedding favours your guests will love!

Sugared almonds? Forget them! We know they're a traditional wedding favour, but there's so much more you can offer your guests! We’ve had a...

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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Oops! Jennifer Lawrence takes a tumble in bridal-inspired Oscars gown

Silver Linings Playbook star Jennifer Lawrence looked stunning as she glided down the red carpet in a bridal-inspired Dior haute couture dress at last...