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How to Have a Wedding on a BudgetWednesday, February 10, 2016 Mary Anne Velasco
Weddings and the term ‘budget’ rarely come into things. On the contrary, it tends to be the one time in your life when you’re expected to splash out. But this article uses some sage advice from www.ukweddingsavings.co.uk/ to demonstrate that you can have a wedding on a budget. Read through these tips to find out more.
Choose an Unpopular Location
No, this doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your wedding. But going to the Lake District and Cornwall is so common that wedding venues have boosted their prices as high as they will go. Look for similar locations that are less popular.
For example, instead of the Lake District you could find a similar standard of wedding in the Scottish Highlands. It may be more remote, but you get similar scenery and you get to enjoy lower prices.
The Second-Hand Dress
There are already brides in the making cringing at the idea. But to many it’s salvation because the dress is one of the most expensive parts of holding a wedding. It makes sense to recycle a dress that you’re only going to wear once. People won’t notice the difference.
Here are some more tips for lowering the cost of your dress:
Use a second-hand dress.
· Purchase a dress from a previous fashion season. Trust us, the majority of your guests won’t know a thing about what’s in and what’s out.
The Secret Professionals
Of all the professionals who will come together to make your wedding what it is, you will inevitably employ them from the outside. On the other hand, you may find some professionals within your inner circles. Ask around and see if anyone has experience with photography or catering, for example.
It’s as simple as bringing in another hand to help keep you organised. Little things like this can really add up in the long-term.
Slave to a Venue
The last thing you want to do is become a slave to a venue. Remember that the moment a manager knows you’re set on a venue they will never compromise. The most likely outcome is you grumble about the price but pay it anyway.
Keep an open mind and be willing to compromise on your choice of venue. This will enable you to remain flexible and go with the best deal.
Make sure you shop around for every aspect of your wedding. Tell your wedding planner to come up with a range of venues, dresses, and catering companies. Don’t accept the first one that comes along. It’s rarely the most affordable.
Shopping around does take time and effort, but ultimately it will give you the budget wedding you crave in the long-term.
Save if You Can
For some people, compromising on a wedding isn’t possible. If this sounds like you, one way around it is to simply postpone your wedding to allow you to save up some extra money. This will enable you to get the venue and the dress you want so much.