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12 easy wedding budget tips

These wedding budget tips may sound simple, but believe us, they will save you plenty of pennies (and many pounds!)

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12 easy wedding budget tips

No matter what your wedding budget, every bride is looking for the best possible price for their wedding day. So if you are looking to lower some costs here are our top tips for saving some pennies on the big day.

  • Go for a weekday or Sunday wedding, and consider spring or autumn rather than the most popular (and expensive) summer months.
  • Think about what guests will notice. No-one will mind if you don't have favours, but a great band will get the party started.
  • Do your research. Looking around and comparing quotes is time consuming, but definitely worth the effort.
  • Think ahead. Most couples have at lease a year to plan, so take advantage of sales and offers to find bargain bridesmaids dresses and grooms' suits in advance.
  • Go local. It's surprising how much you can save with local companies, plus it gives your wedding a personal feel.
  • Think numbers. Catering is one of the biggest expenses, so cutting your guest list is the easiest way to make savings -  just ask plenty of guests to the evening do instead.
  • Look out for designer days at bridal boutiques as it's an easy way to save on your dream dress.
  • Right from the start, work out which parts of the day are important to you both. This helps a lot when allocating your budget.
  • Sign up to wine clubs early and get some amazing deals on wedding drinks.
  • Don't be afraid to use your own personal network: your friends and family might well have skills that could help you save cash on the day.
  • Photo booths needn't be expensive - ask your photographer if they can provide one as part of a package.
  • Go for nibbles instead on canapés with your reception drinks - they're often much cheaper!

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