The very last thing you want is to start your married life with financial worry and burden.
I promised you some more ideas on how to save money on your wedding aside from DIYing your stationery – so here goes!
- 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 £££.
- 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?
- 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. I’ll be giving you some ideas on how to ask for money as a wedding gift another day. It’s an excellent way to help pay for a honeymoon. Personally I’m more than happy to give money as a gift.
- Decorate your own wedding cake. Supermarkets have some lovely plain iced cakes. You can always ask your florist to help you decorate it. You’ll be saving hundreds.
About the Author
Carol Vincent has been passionate about weddings ever since founding Pure Invitation in 2004. Having meticulously planned her own wedding and with more than 15 years of experience in the wedding industry, Carol knows the challenges of planning the wedding of your dreams!