The basic pearls of wisdom that will help you have throw the party of your dreams - without the cost of your nightmares!
#1 If possible, book an off-peak season wedding. You can potentially save thousands of pounds if you tie the knot from November-April.
#2 Speaking of the winter months, if you’re a big fan of the festive season, why not consider holding your big day in December? Most venues will have plenty of decorations up already, saving you time and money. If you don’t fancy sharing your big day with Santa Claus however, keep an eye out for venues that do not need much decoration in general.
#3 Speaking of venues – have your ceremony and reception in the same place to save money on transport and hiring flash cars.
#4 Another option is to skip the Saturday wedding – tying the knot on a weekday or Sunday is much cheaper.
#5 Seat your guests at larger tables, so you don’t splurge on tablecentres. ? If your wedding is next summer, shop in this years end of season sales and snap up those bargains!
#6 Beg, borrow or steal decorative elements such as bunting and fairy lights from friends and family. Failing that, scour charity shops, car boot sales and eBay.
#7 Make your own photo booth – kickstart your DIY-ing with these ideas!
#8 Purchase items you can re-sell later; mason jars and birdcages in particular are oh-so hot right now.