TOP 10 TIPS OF KEEPING THE COST DOWN FOR YOUR WEDDING!

MAKE YOUR OWN INVITATIONS

Professionally made wedding invitations can cost up to £7.50 per invite, Favour the DIY approach and get crafty with the hubby to be! If you make them yourself, not only will your guests receive a beautiful card made by your fair hands, it’ll also cost you a lot less.

BUY YOUR WEDDING DRESS FROM THE HIGH STREET

For any bride, finding ‘the’ dress is your number one priority, but remember, the perfect dress doesn’t have to be the most expensive. Take a look at what the high street has to offer, there are some great designs out there! Zara, Mango, H&M, Coast, Monsoon, Marks & Spencer, TKMaxx and BHS all do fancy white evening gowns that would make perfect wedding frocks. Don’t forget the designer sample sales too where you can save thousands on couture gown and this applies for bridesmaid dresses too.

DITCH THE THREE-TIER MASTERPIECE FOR CUPCAKES

If your mum, aunt, sisters, WHOEVER, is an amazing cook, ask them to help bake your wedding cake. To make things easier swap the marzipan and fruit cake for pretty, individual cupcakes. You can stack and decorate them until they look fabulous and ensure they are in-keeping with your theme. You could also serve the cupcakes as your dessert to help keep the price of the meal down.

CUT DOWN THE GUESTLIST

By cutting down the number of people attending your wedding you can save hundreds of pounds on things like flowers, tables, food and drink. Focus on inviting the people who mean the most to you – do you have their phone number? Do you meet up with them on a regular basis? You can have a cheaper, far more intimate occasion where you can actually find the time to talk to everyone there.

HAVE A STAYCATION

You can do a honeymoon on a budget. Check out the deals that are available and make sure you look for discount codes online. Adventurous? You can wait until the last minute to book and use sites like lastminute.com to bag a bargain! Travel Supermarket is a useful comparison site that compares all the online travel agents, so keep an eye on deals from a month before your honeymoon date. Holidaying in the UK can save a fortune and can be less stressful than jetting off to a far flung location.