The very last thing you want is to start your married life with financial worry and burden.
Aside from DIYing your stationery what else can you do to help keep your wedding on budget – or better still under budget!
- Choose an unconventional day, such as a Friday or Sunday or even mid week. Venues offer great deals on these days and you’ll more than likely make savings on your photographer and other suppliers as well. Or why not have a winter wedding? Out of season will also save you quite a bit of money.
- Have you got any talented friends? A keen photographer, a Mary Berry lover of cakes, a DJ or musicians, anyone with a posh car or a large enough garden for a marquee? Don’t be afraid to ask friends and family for help. They will be more than happy to help and it’s a great alternative to an actual wedding present.
- Look at cashback credit cards and get 5% back on your wedding spending. Be sure to set up a direct debit to make the payments though so you’re not charged for interest or late payments. Tesco’s Credit card is great for earning points, I use this all the time. You can redeem your vouchers for 3 to 4 times their value. Goldsmiths offer 3 times the value, so £100 of Tesco vouchers is worth £300 in store, for your wedding rings maybe.
- Ask for cash. It’s an excellent way to help pay for a honeymoon, or to do some renovations on your house to start married life with a bang and personally I’m more than happy to give money as a gift. If you feel uncomfortable asking for money as a wedding gift check out my other blog here for suggestions how to do it.
- Decorate your own wedding cake. Supermarkets have some lovely plain iced cakes and you can always ask your florist to help you decorate it. You’ll be saving hundreds!
I hope that helps. There only small ways but every little helps!
Love Carol x