From visions of the dress, to ordering the cake and arranging the flowers, wedding planning can be a costly affair. However it’s still possible to dream big and spend less.
With wedding budgets steadily rising, it’s hugely important to set yourself a budget prior to the big day. Couples appear to be more focused than ever when it comes to creating a personalised, unique and once in a lifetime affair – not only for them, but for their guests too! However, even with a budget, the costs of a wedding can stack up so considering a loan for a wedding could help cover some of the costs.
Focus on a more intimate wedding
The more guests you invite, the more you’ll have to spend on invites, food, champagne and the venue. Hosting a bigger engagement party and a smaller, more intimate wedding is a great way to get around this.
Be your own wedding planner
Wedding planners can charge what they want, which can make them a huge expense! Instead of hiring someone else to plan your big day, invest in the services of your friends and family. Giving each individual a task can cut down on costs and also, make your big day that little more personal.
Rent your wedding dress
The wedding dress is one of the most important aspects of the wedding. However, once it’s been worn, it will most likely sit in your wardrobe, gathering dust, for years to come. Renting a dress can therefore prove a much more cost-effective solution. You can also opt for a similar solution when it comes to your bridesmaid’s dresses.
Pick your flowers wisely
Choosing flowers that aren’t in season will add a huge expense to your wedding. Instead of spending needless money on shipping an exotic bouquet to the reception, pick something that’s in bloom.
Be your own DJ
Instead of hiring a local DJ to spin out tunes that people may and may not like, get each of your guests to write down a few of their favourite songs and create your own personal mix for the day. This is a great way to ensure each and every guest acquaints the dance floor at least once.