You’ve heard all of the huge sums being branded around when it comes to a wedding day and probably proclaimed, “that won’t happen to me”.
Like it or not, when it comes to the crunch, this will happen to you. Spending the average figure might sound obscene and completely out of the question, but as you start to weigh up everything it becomes hard not to surpass that target. There’s a lot to buy, and when this is coupled with the obvious emotional holds that exist with a wedding, costs can spiral out of control quickly.
Fortunately, it can be done. Today’s link roundup should prove this, and highlight that shrewd planning can save you thousands on your big day.
Rather than point you towards a how-to DIY guide on wedding invitations, here’s an article that takes a look at some of the ways you can save money on wedding invitations.
What impressed us most about this first link was the out-of-the-ordinary factor. It doesn’t just tell you to do the obvious and opt for DIY invitations – it tells you more than this. For example, it tells you to order 10% more than you need – to save money in the worst-case scenarios. The list of clever hacks could go on, but this resource is a great place to start with your invitations.
Sure, it’s an important element of the day – we’re not going to dispute that. However, as this next link shows, you don’t necessarily have to splash out thousands on your dress to find something that looks utterly fabulous on you.
There are some grossly expensive dresses in that link, but it’s also worth seeing that Jacqueline Bouvier’s dress in her wedding to John F. Kennedy cost just $500. If she can do it, so can you.
Quite often, we are used to seeing honeymoon destinations that require a second mortgage to go on.
Well, this list goes against the norm, and delivers some of the best so-called budget honeymoon destinations.
Some of these destinations are simply “off the beaten track”; they are not cheap and cheerful places, so to speak. They are just unearthed gems that haven’t been exploited by tourist companies.
The honeymoon is something that can wipe out a budget in a flash, so this could be one of the most important links you decide to click on.
OK, this next subheading might be an exaggeration, but you’ll soon get the principle. As we all know, the more guests you have attending a wedding, the bigger your costs.
The problem is, cutting people from your list becomes quite a political game. It’s the easiest way to start a family feud, and you, therefore, have to tread carefully.
This next link addresses these concerns somewhat. It’s not completely brutal, but it does have some strategies that will allow you to bring your costs down to an almost comfortable level.
Let’s leave this final suggestion until the end. In truth, it’s the most radical, but it’s a sure-fire way to save as much money as possible on your big day.
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As we all know, wedding venues cost a small fortune. This link from Country Life goes over ten considerations that you should keep in mind, to give you that insight over whether or not it’s the right thing for you. Does it tell you step-by-step how to achieve it? Absolutely not. However, it gives a rough idea of some of the ‘new’ costs you’ll need to factor in, and this should give you enough information to cast your choice.