Have you started to plan your wedding yet?
A wedding can be fairly expensive, but to many couples, the expenses are worth it. The average UK couple spent approximately £30,355 in total on their wedding plans in 2017. This is an all time high, and far more than what many can afford. But it doesn’t have to be this expensive. In fact, there are many things you could save money on, if you’re willing to spend some time and effort planning your wedding.
In this article, we’re going to show you 6 tips on how to arrange a wedding on a budget.
1. Save up money
By saving up enough money, you won’t have to spend money you don’t have. And a real clean up in your economy is going to help you with just that. Sell things you don’t use on eBay, ditch the gym membership you never use, switch energy suppliers, start couponing, and so on. Make a plan and set goals. How much money can you save up by the time you’re going to get married?
2. Start early
The earlier you start, the more time you’ll have to plan for the unexpected. This is going to save you a lot of money, as last-minute solutions tend to be extremely expensive. By starting early, you’ll have more time to look over your budget and to save up money. Many couples tend to rush into their wedding plans straight after the engagement, for no good reason. How about planning your wedding 1 or 2 years in advance? It will give you more time to plan, save up money, book a venue, and look forward to what is probably going to be one of the biggest moments of your life.
3. Choose the right venue – be creative!
Yes, you’ve probably had this idea and dream your whole life about where the wedding of your dreams is going to take place. But does it really matter? The best part about this day is the fact that your friends and family have all gathered to celebrate the love between you and your chosen one. So, it doesn’t matter that much what wedding venue you choose. If a much cheaper venue has enough space for everyone, you can be creative and personalize it with decorations, pictures, and so on. It can be just as good, and even better than what you expected!
DIY, or do it yourself, is going to save you a lot of money. Most things that couples are hiring others to do, you could actually do yourself. Make the decorations, decorate and set the table yourself. This way, you’ll save a lot of money on hiring people. And, if you have friends and family that also enjoy DIY’s – involve them! This will be the perfect bonding experience between you and the people you love. And when the big day comes, they will take just as much pride in it as you will.
How about inviting some friends over for some cocktails, good food and fun memories, while making the decorations and table settings?
5. Ask your friends and family
Do you have friends or family that you can outsource some tasks to? This could be catering, making cakes and desserts, waiters, chefs and so on. You’d be surprised how much money you can save by asking the people you know. Most of us are more than willing to help out, and most people know someone who knows someone.
And last but not least: Remember to enjoy your day.