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Wedding Budget and Finance

With the average UK wedding costing around £17,000, 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 finance 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

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Free wedding planning spreadsheets for budget, photo lists and more

Here at Wedding Ideas, we've come up with a fab set of free wedding planning spreadsheets as we're dedicated to giving you the best...

How to make sweet tree centrepieces for your big day

A few weeks ago we ran a poll on our Facebook page to find out what DIY projects you were planning for your big...

Wedding etiquette – Who should pay for what?

When it comes to the wedding etiquette and budget, should Mums and Dads still pick up the big day bill or should we be...

How to decorate your wedding tables for under £10

DIY-ing your own tables is a great idea, if you follow a few simple rules. Firstly, make sure that you allow time to do...

How much does a good wedding photographer REALLY cost?

Wedding photography is one aspect of your big day we’d advise you not to scrimp on. We’re all for DIY weddings and doing as...

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...

Wedding costs rise 3000% since 1950s

Wedding costs are up 3000% since the 1950s, according to new research from The Wedding Site. 1950s Our 1950s bride is Jean. Her whole family helped...

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...

“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...

How to have a wonderful wedding day for just £5,000

The average price of a wedding today is around £20,000 and if that’s enough to put you off the idea of marriage, then don’t...
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How to decorate your wedding and reception venue on a budget

So your bridesmaids' dresses and outfits for the boys are sorted, but what about your decorating your reception venue? The style of wedding venue, your...

Peonies: 7 Cost-effective Seasonal Alternatives

Peonies: 8 Cost-effective Seasonal Alternatives Our love affair with Peonies continues... and who could blame any blushing bride-to-be setting her heart on one of the most...
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4 ways to plan a wedding for under £10,000

With some clever money-saving tricks, you can plan the day of your dreams without blowing the budget! Sophie Smith spoke to four different brides...

Show me the money! How to ask for cash as a...

Do gift lists still have a place for the modern bride and groom? After all, over half of you will live with your partner...
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How to keep your wedding budget under control

Step away from the spreadsheet! Here's how to shake up your spending and keep that wedding budget under control... Work out what's most important Have you...

How To Ask For Money As A Wedding Gift

Back in the day, you'd never ask for money as a wedding gift. Instead you would gratefully have received toasters, towels, bed linen, crockery,...

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...
26 ways to save money at your wedding without compromising on style - from catering and cars to favours and photobooths, you'll be back in budget in no time

26 Ways To Save Money In Style For Your Wedding

Do you need to rein in your spending but don't want to compromise on your dream wedding? Rachel Southwood shares 26 ways for you to save money...
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Fab ideas for slicing your wedding cake budget in half!

Are your reception costs spiraling out of control? Get them back on track today with these clever tips for cutting your wedding cake budget...

Loved up for less: budget honeymoons in the UK for under...

Here’s the dilemma. You spent most of your hard-saved budget on your wedding day, and that’s left you little over for a honeymoon. But...

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