Seriously Smart Ways To Save On A Wedding
Stop me if I’m wrong, but you’ve got engaged and you’re planning your wedding. So, you’ve never been happier/excited/anxious in your entire life. And, it’s not the idea of spending your life with one man. That you can get used to, but the cost of the shindig is scaring you senseless. Seriously, how can one event cost this much money?!
Forget about the what and the why because they aren’t important right now. What you should focus on is the how. How can you make your dream day a little more affordable? Carry on reading to find out the seriously smart hacks at your disposal.
Don’t Do It On A Saturday
Traditionally, the happy couple gets hitched on a Saturday. That way, everyone can enjoy the festivities without worrying about work. The problem is that this has become the norm, and wedding venues know the score. On average, you can save up to £2,000 by switching the event to a Friday. And, everyone still has the day off afterwards. They may need to take a holiday, but day guests won’t hesitate. Anyone who prefers to do it on a Sunday can schedule it for a bank holiday to negate the hassle.
Do It In A Public Place
Weddings are private functions which why they are costly. However, you can flip this on its head by saying “I do” in a public park. Most of them in the UK have amazing halls which are affordable to hire out for the ceremony. They’re about as cheap as the church and everything that comes with hiring a priest. Plus, a marquee is all it takes to set up a garden wedding outside. Along with heaters and tables and chairs, you’ll have all the bases covered. Only having one venue cuts the expenses in half.
Invite More People To The Evening Reception
The idea of only having a handful of people at the day reception isn’t what you had in mind. But, it serves a purpose. By having close family and friends at a small meal, you can spend more on the night do. Essentially, a wedding is a huge party and the evening reception is where all the drinking and dancing takes place. So, book a nice, quiet restaurant for the speeches and tell everyone to be at the venue for seven. Then, let loose! Anyone who wants to see the ceremony can stand in the back.
Take Your Time
Couples like to turn things around in a year or two. Well, that’s nice but it’s also expensive. Considering there are bills to pay and debts to clear, you won’t be able to save much. Extending your engagement lets you squirrel away a small amount each month. Although it’s not a lot, it adds up over the course of five years. Plus, planning a wedding gives you the opportunity to shop around for bargains. It’s not ideal but it’s better than paying for something you can’t afford.
These are the main ways to save, but there are others. What do you think about taking a staycation honeymoon?
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