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.
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.
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!!