Having a big white wedding can often seem unrealistic when it comes to actually costing out your special day, but with some creative tips, you could see some big savings and enjoy the wedding day you always dreamed of. That’s why today, we’re taking ‘something borrowed’ to a new level, as we bring you 4 money-saving suggestions – so you can cut costs across the board on your big day.
Book ahead for hefty discounts
Booking ahead of the big day will not only alleviate stress, but it might also mean you’ll receive a discount on the overall bill. As the seasons change, many wedding venues will offer limited-time only sales – so a deposit means you’ll be able to take full advantage of these promotional prices. So, whether you borrow money for your wedding or spend your savings on the down payment, booking your wedding venue well in advance and putting a deposit down on the catering could save you a bundle in the long run.
Transform your – or your friend’s – holiday home
From the caterers to the corkage charges, the costs of the wedding breakfast alone can mean couples end up dedicating a large portion of the wedding fund to the venue itself. Thinking outside the box when it comes to your reception means you can save money and spend it where it matters – so consider cutting out unnecessary costs by asking friends or family members to use their grounds or holiday homes for everything from accommodation for the bridal party to the wedding venue itself.
Choose a cheaper time of year
Setting the date is one of the most momentous occasions when planning a wedding, and choosing a certain day and season can often mean big discounts. With the unreliability of the great British weather, even a summer wedding in the height of the season could see the heavens opening. Tying the knot ahead of the busier – and pricier – sunny months can mean you extend your wedding budget even further and won’t have to pay peak prices for all of your wedding essentials.
Deck out your vehicle with decorations
They may say that it’s getting to the church on time that matters – but arriving in style means the bridal party will start the special day looking – and feeling – their best. Classic motorcars will come with high costs, so consider creating your own unique wedding car by decking out your own vehicle with floral displays. This way, you can add a touch of personality to the big day, without the hefty price tag.
Getting married is no doubt one of the most exciting and important occasions in your lives, but that’s not to say that you need to blow your entire budget on the big day. Making savings during the wedding prep means you really can have the day of your dreams – so it pays to plan ahead.