If you’ve decided to have a smaller, more intimate wedding then here are some ideas of ways you can keep budgets tight while still having the day you dreamed of.
We know how easy it is for budgets to run away from you, even when planning a smaller gathering. That’s why we’ve compiled some expert tips on how to keep spending low without having to compromise on style on your day. Read on for more…
1) Call in some favours
Your friends and family are probably only slightly less excited than you are about your wedding, so why not get them really involved. When everyone’s had a hand in creating the day, it makes the day all the more special for everyone – and it means you can keep costs low. Use your loved one’s talents where you can. Maybe you have a creative friend who can help do flowers? Or a musical friend who might be happy to play a bit during part of the day?
2) Shop around for gifts…
You might want to give friends who have helped a gift on the day. But there’s no need to stretch your budget on this – you might just need to spend some time shopping around. We think Jeulia is great for picking up gorgeous presents for bridesmaids, mums and other important people in your life.
4) And for yourself too
And the same goes for items for yourselves, such as engagement rings. You’ll find if you set aside time to do research you’ll be able to find some really classy touches for your day. There are so many gorgeous bridesmaid dresses online now at places like ASOS, which look just as good as more expensive bridal boutiques’ selections. Jeulia also has a fantastic range of wedding rings and we absolutely love the matching rings they do.
5) Do it yourself
As with everything, if a job’s worth doing then do it yourself. Weddings are no different – and as well as being in control it means costs are kept low and those personal touches really will shine through on the day. You could make your favours yourself, or create your own wedding stationery – and how about making the wedding cake yourself? Obviously don’t overstretch yourself, but have fun with it – and you might find you’ve got a talent you never knew you had before.
Have you got any money-saving tips you would like to share too? I find there are lots of clever ways to save on your wedding and it is best to decide yourself where you are going to scrimp or splurge. We decided to get a videographer for our wedding, despite lots of people advising us to save our money. However I absolutely adore it and to me it was worth every penny! That said, there is often a huge range of prices for each wedding related service and it might be the case that you still want to use a particular service but you may decide to go for the lower budget option. Whatever way you choose to do it, you will no doubt have an amazing and wonderful wedding day!