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a wedding on a budget
Ideas to keep costs low whilst
having the Wedding of your dreams
Everyone wants their wedding day to
be special and perfect, and this doesn't necessary have to
cost the earth.
We want to share with you some
ideas and tips on how to keep your wedding planning costs as
low as possible, whilst giving you all the aspects of your
perfect day you expect.
an Engagement Party
Once your partner has popped the
question you will want to tell the world! Engagement Parties
are an increasingly popular way of celebrating your good news
with loved ones.
One way to keep costs low is to
hold your Engagement Party at your or a friends home. Another
money saving idea is to ask all your guests to bring a plate
of food, this could be organised by a list which is circulated
around friends and family - similar to the way Gift Lists
work, and ask everyone to chose an item to bring.
all friends and family and make use of their talents, can
anyone bake you a cake? decorate your venue? make invitations
etc. All these will save you a lot of money and they add a
Planning Your Wedding
Before you do anything, it's very
important to set a realistic budget, which you can stick to.
We have a free printable Budget Planner which you can print
and note down what you are budgeting for each area of your
wedding planning. Then you can write actual costings down and
see where you have saved, can you add some of the cash saved
on one item to another.
The sooner you book suppliers, you
may be able to secure prices and of course availability.
Can you hold both your ceremony and
reception in the same venue? Most civil ceremony venues will
have packages for couples so they know the costs upfront, and
include, ceremony, wedding breakfast, welcome drinks,
entertainment and evening buffet. Having a venue that is close
to you, family and friends will no doubt save on travelling
We have lots of beautiful venues on
our Directory for you to browse.
One of the most important decisions
surrounding your wedding is of course your Wedding Dress. You
may have childhood memories of what you want your dress to
look like when you're older, so you've probably got an idea
what you want. It's important you shop around to find one that
suits you. Off the peg dresses will be the most cost effective
way of buying your bridal gown. Although now a lot of
department stores are bringing out their own designs of bridal
wear at very affordable prices, so if you are tight on your
budget please do consider one of these.
great way to keep costs low is to consider hiring a wedding
dress and grooms hire outfits.
We have a
wonderful collection of gorgeous Wedding Dress Shops and
designers on our Directory for you to browse.
Again, these can be brought or
hired at Wedding Dress Shops but if you are looking for a more
affordable option, you can find beautiful off the peg dresses
in most department stores.
Photography and Videography
Try and secure your wedding date
with your chosen Photographer and Videographer as soon as you
decide, most will freeze their current year prices for you and
most now offer package deals, and can work to fit your budget.
Come and see our extensive
selection of photographers local to you.
tight budget? Some Photographers who are starting out need a
portfolio and experience and some even offer FREE photography
bookings! might be worth ringing local universities or
colleges to information if this is offered locally to you.
Wedding Cake and Catering
Easy one this! have a family member
to help by baking a cake or cupcakes
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