Weddings can be very expensive; however, there are certain things you can consider that will help to save you hundreds or even thousands of pounds.
Here are eight more ideas to help you save cash:
Saturday weddings cost far more than those mid-week, so why not get married on a weekday? Even a Friday wedding will be cheaper, although earlier in the week is cheaper still.
According to the Telegraph, Thursday weddings can save you one-third of the price.
Whether you are getting married at one of the wedding venues in Essex, such as http://www.whitehartweddingvenue.co.uk/, or at a stately home in Scotland, you want to arrive in style; however, hiring a fancy car can cost a fortune.
If one of your friends or family has a nice car – perhaps a Jaguar or Mercedes – ask them whether you can use their vehicle instead. They may also be willing to act as chauffeur!
Doing your own makeup will save you plenty. You can get ideas free from your local department store makeup counter, and perhaps ask a friend who is good at makeup to help; however, be sure to treat yourself to some new makeup for the big day.
To save cash on your reception catering, you could use your wedding cake as pudding; people are usually too full for anything else anyway. You could even get the cake specially made to double up.
If another couple is getting married close to your date, you could share the flowers – they will last for a week or more without wilting if kept in the fridge.
Decorations from other occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries and even Christmas, can be reused for your wedding if you are imaginative enough. Check the internet for ideas.
Your friends and family will have plenty of talents between them that could be put to good use; for instance, is there someone capable of doing your hair, baking cakes or desserts, or creating place names? They will usually be happy to help.
Ask your friends or family to take part in a craft evening and all make something for the wedding, such as the favours or invitations. This will be great fun and a chance to bond before the event.