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7 Best Tips for Saving Money on your Wedding

The day has finally come, and you are engaged, woo! So, you can now change your relationship status on Facebook and you can start planning for your Wedding. It is a daunting task and where do you even start?? ​

It’s always good to know how much you and your future spouse are willing to spend and agree on a final figure before you get started. You can then try and break it down bit by bit, we think the Bridebook Budget Planner is a great tool for this – You might soon realise that your money doesn’t stretch as far as you would have hoped, and you need to make a few cutbacks somewhere… But not to worry, there are a few simple things you can do to save some cash –

  1. 1. Pick a mid-week date, out of ‘prime time’ – this could literally save you thousands of pounds! Just make sure you give everyone plenty of notice so they can make sure they can take the time off work!

  2. 2. Everyday savings – Make yourself a wedding money box (preferably one which you cannot sneak into 😉) and try and make some cutbacks. Do you need the coffee on the way to work? Or you could try and do a carboot sale to get some extra savings. Every little helps, as they say!

  3. 3. Get Crafty – once you have your inspiration from Pinterest get out the glue gun and start making! From place cards to wedding favours, there are so many ways you can save a few pounds.

  4. 4. Virtual invites – you can save on the invites by getting virtual. Head over to to create your own wedding website. It’s a great way to send invites, accept RSVP’s and store photographs from the wedding, all for free!

  5. 5. Honeymoon Spendo – If you would rather have some honeymoon spending money than a gravy boat, then you need to make sure your guests know! As long as you are tactful in asking for money rather than gifts then everyone will be happy.

  6. 6. Be ruthless – When was the last time you saw your Mum’s best friends, cousins, daughter? Been a while? It may seem harsh but it’s your wedding day and if you want to cut back on the costs, it might be time to rethink the guest list.

  7. 7. Take your time – the best thing you can do whilst planning your wedding is not to rush things. Make sure you have plenty of time to do your research and find the best deals for you. Enjoy being engaged as it goes quicker than you think.

Here are just a few of the ways you could save money on the big day, try and be focused on the areas where you would like to cut costs and the things are really important to you and that you don’t mind treating yourselves on! ​

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