How to save money while planning your wedding

Cut costs with these tips

When you consider all of the things that go into a wedding the costs really add up. The average UK wedding can cost up to around £30,000, but if you’re clever with your costs and spend wisely you could save yourself a lot of money. Keep reading for some of our top tips on how you can save money while planning your wedding.


You’ll be surprised at just how much you can actually do yourself, and how much money it could save you. Instead of outsourcing wedding favours, you can simply create your own. Similarly, with centrepieces, there’s nothing stopping you from getting the supplies needed and giving it a try. You’ll be surprised how much information and instructions you can find online to create exactly what you’re looking for at half the cost! The possibilities are endless for what you can create, so save that money for something else in the wedding you really want and get crafty with some DIY aspects for your wedding.

Second-hand dresses

It’s no secret that wedding dresses can cost you thousands of pounds, but the reality is most people just don’t have that type of money to spend on a dress they’ll wear for one day. If you’re looking to save some money on a dress then try out some second-hand ones, they come in a lot cheaper than a brand new gown and typically look as good as new as they’ve only been worn once! You can then have alterations done to the dress to ensure it fits you properly and dry cleaning to making it as good as new, then you’re all set. Even with these added expenses, you’ll still save money overall on how much it would cost for the dress brand new.

Fake flowers

Most people opt to have a lot of flowers at their wedding, and we can understand why they look beautiful! But the reality is real flowers can be extortionate in price, and that’s money you could be better off spending elsewhere. Fake silk flowers are significantly cheaper than buying real arrangements from a florist, and will also last you way longer if you want to keep some of them around your home. They look just as beautiful and will save you a ton of money.

Spend wisely

There are ways for you to get your dream wedding without feeling like you’re giving up major aspects of your day. For example, a sit down three-course meal is going to cost you more than a buffet will. Either way, people are being fed and will be happy at your wedding, so if you’re not overly fussed about having food served to your guests then a buffet could be a great way to go. Another example is when your wedding is, venues are significantly cheaper offseason and during the week, so if you’re not precious about getting married on a certain date see what the best price the venue can offer you is. 

A wedding is always going to cost money, but there’s no need to let yourself get stressed about the cost. Instead, use some of these tips and cut some costs for your big day so you can enjoy the moment instead of stressing about money.

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