The truth is, a typical wedding with all the trimmings can set you back an eye-watering amount. While it’s likely that you want your special day to be everything you’ve ever dreamt of, it is possible to achieve perfection without putting yourself in financial strife. So, let’s have a look at three of the best kept wedding secrets that could save you money on your Big Day.
- Opt for second hand instead of brand new
The dress is, without a doubt, one of the most important things for any bride. However, looking and feeling great as you walk down the aisle doesn’t necessarily have to cost you a fortune. A brand new gown could cost thousands, so why not opt for a second hand dress instead? If you’re savvy with your shopping, you should soon discover that there are a number of stylish second hand wedding dresses for you to choose from. Instead of visiting bridal boutiques on the high street, you could look online or in charity shops to find the perfect dress that looks amazing and fits your budget.
- Pick an unconventional day
When you choose to get married can have a huge impact on your spending. Did you know that by opting to tie the knot on an unconventional day, such as a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, you can cut your venue costs by up to half? While it’s not strictly traditional, picking a day in the week could save you hundreds or even thousands of pounds.
Moreover, you could also select an ‘unpopular’ season to reduce your costs even further. For example, you may find that getting hitched in the middle of January is a lot cheaper than picking a date in August.
- Be ruthless with your guest list
Deciding who to invite to your wedding can not only be stressful, but it can cost you big too. It’s no surprise that the more people you ask to attend, the more expensive it’s going to be. So, to keep your costs to a minimum, you could be ruthless and only invite those that you absolutely want to be there on your special day. If it’s proving too difficult for you to make cuts, you could choose to make the ceremony and wedding breakfast a family-only affair, inviting friends to join you later on. This compromise means that you can enjoy the company of your loved ones, yet cut your catering costs by having some guests attend in the evening only.
Putting these tips into practice should help you plan the perfect wedding without the hefty price tag.