Weddings on a Budget

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Weddings can be expensive but if you don’t have a lot of money to spare, you can still have a stylish day on a budget.

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Flowers

Choose flowers which will be in season on your big day. This means the florist won’t have to source blooms from overseas at extra cost.

Venue

You could save money on your wedding by having it at your address for example if you live in a Residential Park Homes location they may let you have your evening doo theirs.

Favors

If you are keen to have wedding favors, consider making them yourself. There are lots of craft websites where you can find inspiration but some good ideas include personalized cookies and other sweet treats. Some favors can also be used as table place name settings – saving even more money.

Dessert

Why not save money on catering by inviting your guests to contribute their own favorite homemade desserts and cakes? The Great British Bake Off has made cooking and baking fashionable once again. You could even have a prize for the most impressive.

Wedding Dress

Having a beautiful wedding dress does not mean having to spend a fortune. With plenty of forwarding planning and taking the time to look around it is possible to pick up some amazing bargains. For example, at the end of the season, many gowns will be significantly reduced in price, enabling you to pick up a bargain ready for the following year. Many stockists have sample sales, so check their websites regularly.

Timing

Summer weekends are popular for weddings and as such, tend to be the most expensive. By choosing a midweek or winter wedding, you could potentially save a third on venue costs. A midweek wedding means you will find it easier to book other premium services.

Car Hire

If you know friends who already own a luxury car, why not ask them if you can borrow it for your big day?

Hair and Make-up

If you have friends or family with a flair for hair and make-up, you could ask them to create your wedding look.

With plenty of practice and a visit or two to a big name beauty counter for some advice and tips, a professional look can be easily achieved.

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