A couple’s wedding day is the happiest day of their life, so you want to ensure the day goes smoothly by choosing the right suppliers, whether you need a Bournemouth wedding photographer, a Manchester cake maker or a venue in Kent. However, if you don’t want your wedding to cost a fortune, here are some ideas that might help.
According to Brides Magazine, the average wedding now costs in the region of £24,000, which is a lot of money. While decent suppliers are likely to cost you more, there are some tips and tricks you can use to make sure you have a good supplier but still manage to save money in the process.
Venue and Catering
One of the easiest ways to save money on your wedding venue is to think about the day of the week and time of year you want to get married. Getting married in the height of summer on a Saturday is likely to be the most expensive option, but choose a Saturday in winter and the cost reduces drastically. If you are happy to get married on a weekday in winter, then this is probably the cheapest option. If you are not obliged to use catering provided by the wedding venue, then shop around for caterers or rope in friends and family to help.
Cake, Photography, and Flowers
The easiest way to save money on a wedding cake is to use someone you know who can make one for you. Alternatively, many department stores now offer wedding cakes, which are likely to be cheaper than having a bespoke one made. Good wedding photography is vital, and if you find a photographer you can have a good relationship with, it will make discussing money easier. It is also wise to choose one recommended by wedding venues like Bournemouth wedding photography Nick Rutter and someone who is close to where you are to save on out-of-pocket expenses. Using creative friends and family to help with flowers will always save money. Of course, these ideas are not exhaustive, and you can get some additional ideas from BBC News.
Hopefully, this has made you realize that a great wedding day does not need to cost a fortune, and you can have the happiest day of your life without breaking the bank.