Wedding Tips: Where to Save So You Can Splurge

Most of us like to get the most for our money, but obviously without compromising on quality. When it comes to your wedding there are always places you can cut back on costs, however I’ve always felt that there are certain areas you should always splurge. After all, you only get married once! Check out my list of savings. You’ll thank me later when you’re walking out of Selfridges with your dream wedding shoes!


The number one way to save on your wedding costs is to limit your guest list. The fewer guests you invite the further your catering, invitations and décor costs will decrease.

Select a wedding season and date that is not so popular. For example, you may want to hold your wedding between the months of October and May, and during the week rather than on a Saturday.

Wedding Advice_ Where to Save So You Can Splurge

Although not an easy task, try and find a wedding venue that allows you to bring your own alcohol. It’s likely you will still have to pay a corkage fee, however it is still cost effective. Alternatively, you could limit the type of drinks you offer. For example, you could offer beer, wine and a signature cocktail, or beer, wine, and a few liquors with mixers.

Cake!! One of my favourite things in the world, but it can be costly especially when you want something grand and fancy. Not to worry though, you could still have this! Why not have your cake designer create faux layers (made from styrofoam) to achieve the grand look, and the rest of your wedding guests can be served with sheet cake.

Wedding Tips_Where to Save So You Can Splurge

With your florist’s help, select flowers that are in season or have a similar aesthetic to those that you simply adore. Maybe a full rose bouquet may be out of your budget, so why not opt for blooms such as the lisianthus, ranunculus, or camellias, which can be just as beautiful.


All of these tips and advice should leave you with a little more to splurge on the things you really want! Maybe that gorgeous Marchesa gown you’ve been eyeing up at Browns Bride, a pair of red bottoms, or a well-deserved beauty-pampering package!!

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Popular Bible Readings for Your Wedding

Have you and your partner decided to hold your wedding ceremony in a church. If so, this one is for you!

Apart from deciding on the hymns you and your guests will sing during the service you will also have to select 1 or 2 readings. Below I have put together some popular Bible readings to give you some ideas…


Committing  – Ephesians 5: 21-33
21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.


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Showing love – 1 John 4: 7 – 12
7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.


Getting the perfect relationship – Colossians 3: 12 – 17
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


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Jesus teaches about marriage – Mark 10:6-9
6 “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ 7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, 8 and the two will become one flesh. ‘So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”


Love is – 1 Corinthians Chapter 13
13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


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The parable of the wedding banquet- John 2:1 – 11

2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”

4 “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. 8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.” 11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.


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