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40 Ways To Cut The Cost Of Your Wedding Day

40 PRACTICAL WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR WEDDING Weddings can be an expensive affair, that's why it's important to budget yourself if you don't want to be overwhelmed by the cost. Take a look at these 40 invaluable tips to save money in preparation for your big day. Avoid a long gap between ceremony and reception photographers and musicians will charge you for the extra time. If you're marrying outdoors, then consider a standing Ask reputable hair and beauty schools to recommend any students whoʻll do your bridal party few chairs for elderly hair and make-up Arrange for poured service at a sit-down meal over bottles on tables. You will save ceremony to save on seating. But bring a money rather than letting them help themselves. guests. *.. Rather than sending Be clear about your out invites, create a fun video and email know up front what it to your guests instead. You don't need expensive charger plates. An elegant you can spend, they napkin and menu are more than enough to dress up any place setting. Create flower budget. If vendors arrangements that work for both the can work with you to achieve what you ceremony and reception. want. After the vows, combine your bridesmaids' bouquets to make one large centrepiece. Don't be afraid of carnations, which create the same lush expensive taller ones texture as peonies – and for half the price. Invest in a florist for the most Mix short (cheaper) arrangements with photographed flowers like your bouquet, and DIY the rest! for an eclectic vibe – you'll save heaps! Love a hand- painted invite? Have a graphic artist create a digitally printed design instead. It will look just as pretty – but cost half as much. Have guests RSVP on your wedding website instead of via reply cards – you'll save tons on paper and postage. A large order of service at the front costs less than printing out one per guest. Make sure that surcharges like cake- cutting are in your contract, in addition to things that you might be charged for after the wedding (like unexpected guests). Don't worry about putting every glass known to man on to the reception tables. Just a wine Bargain hunters should search out sample sales, where bridal boutiques sell off their remaining stock at discounted doing it this way. prices, as much as up to 70% off. If your guests aren't big drinkers, rather than playing a flat rate just pay for the booze a la carte. You'll save a bundle than real ones, you If you aren't massively bothered about your flowers arrangements using silk flowers rather glass, champagne flute and water goblet are all you really need. can save hundreds of pounds. You can find cheaper cello players by visiting your local music school, plus, they're main, rather than good because they teach! If you're having a sit down meal, have a veggie starter and a meat If you have a morning wedding, you can save loads on catering costs by offering a breakfast bar. Instead of buying rings, you could wear your grandparents rings. No cost at all, if you'd be willing. two meat dishes. Oar Big Day One word: Splurging on an invite suite? Skip matching RSVP Give one favour to every couple instead meals is often of each guest (Just make sure it's something sharable, will knock down their such as cookies or chocolate!) The cost of kids' monogram. All you need is a rubber stamp to put your initials across every element of your wedding day. cards and order postcards on an affordable website negotiable. If yoU ask, many caterers plates by half! Some vendors will offer to slash their fees for online reviews. Ask yours if they are willing to tables, and use give you a discount church candles in in exchange for an honest testimonial. Pretty lighting is the Don't serve spirits after your drinks reception. Beer and tealights down long wine pair much better with dinner and are half the Forget the photobooth and buy a Fuji Instax or digital Polaroid instead. Set up a photo station and ask your guests to leave you a snap. secret to luxury on a budget. Line large lanterns. price of a full bar. Subscribe to daily deal websites and keep your eyes peeled for any bargains towards your wedding. Replace your dessert table with a sweet buffet. Buy treats wholesale at Pack sweets or treats into cute boxes for your guests to create instant favours! Instead of custom invites, order a DIY printable. A range of websites offer this service for cheap. a warehouse store. You Tube Single-stem flowers in clusters of bud vases can look so dramatic when they are surrounded by lots of candles. Learn how to design your stationery or Most rental companies have big linen sales a couple of times a year. Buy what you need, then resell it after the wedding. Ask family & friends to give a 'skill' in place of a gift - i.e. singing at your reception, playing the organ or baking a cake. It'll make them feel a big part of the day! arrange your own flowers. Source: Infographic by... service/2014/10/50-ways-to-save-money-on-your- wedding/gallery#!photo50 FOURCANDLES of Aooct

40 Ways To Cut The Cost Of Your Wedding Day

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Weddings can be an expensive affair, that’s why it’s important to budget yourself if you don’t want to be overwhelmed by the cost. Take a look at these 40 invaluable tips to save money in prepar...


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