If you are currently in the process of planning a wedding and are trying to think of a way to cut your costs and make the most of your wedding budget then take a look at our top tips.
Consider Your Venue Options
You’ll probably need a large space to host your wedding celebration, but if your family own a lot of land or you know of an open space that can be transformed, then why not consider hiring a huge marquee to celebrate in.
Be Aware of Hidden Costs
Once you’ve been given a final quote from your wedding venue and vendors, be sure to check that there aren’t any hidden costs when it comes to setting up, service charge or removing anything that you may have hired. If you know exactly what your final bill is ahead of time then you’ll be able to budget more effectively.
Do you have a friend or a family member who is amazing at doing henna, makeup or creating unique hairstyles? If so, then why not ask them if they’ll help you look amazing for your wedding celebration. Asking a friend to help out could save you money and you may be able to return the favor in some way when it comes to their nuptials if you have your own hidden talent.
Food and Drink
When speaking to your wedding venue or catering supplier you can make sure that you aren’t paying any hidden charges or extra within your package ahead of time. If there are any staff or setting up costs involved in hiring your venue or catering supplier then it would be advisable to see everything in writing before you sign any documentation or hand over any money. You don’t want to get stuck having to pay out extra money at the last minute.
Wedding Photography and Videography
If you have a friend who is a brilliant wedding photographer, or you’re keen on cutting your costs but don’t want to compromise on the venue or your décor then consider asking a friend to take your wedding photographs for you. See if they’ll do a short trial for you before hand, just to get used to you as a couple, and to find out what style of photography you’d like to receive. Asking a friend to take your wedding photographs or take a video of your wedding celebration could save you a lot of money that you can possibly put towards another part of your wedding event.
See how you can make the most of your wedding budget by taking a look at our budget planner tool.