How do you get your wedding as cheap as possible while still making it as beautiful and enjoyable as possible ?
DIY hun. Someone I know saved about 2 grand after finding an invite design and making them herself xx she also made her centrepieces herself, bridesmaids hair pieces, bouquets and a lot of the decorations. She'd also asked a friend to do her hair and makeup on the day ☺ xx
I’ve bought everything second hand apart from all the dresses and suits are being hired x
i have been plannjng my weddi g for a year and cutting costs by making my own stuff including my own bouquet center pieces the lot xx
There's so much online etc that helps with inspiration especially with diy weddings, this also give it more of a personal touch 😘 xx
Make everything yourself. Beg and borrow if need be. Don't be ashamed of anything being second hand. Get married outside of wedding season.
Following has I'm trying to do this 2 we go book are wedding on 25th was lookin to do it nxt year but after pricing every thing up looks like will have to do it year after and that's at r local club gettin sum1 to do food sum1 I know to do hair and make up sum1 we know to do photos all cost so much xx
DIY as much as you can. I dare say we halved the cost of our wedding doing this. We (I) made everything getting inspiration from Pinterest and insta, save the dates, invites, favours, hangers, confetti, table plan, sweet table, table numbers, the list goes on. So many companies charge a fortune. I would however if your budget allows it to get professionals in for the flowers, cake, make up and room dressing. You won’t have much time on the morning to be stressing about that. We saved slightly on the cake by making our own spice cake and my bridesmaid made cupcakes. So my cake was just sponge. We also didn’t pay for a band which saved a huge amount just make sure you have a good DJ. Some venues actually include this in their price- ours did! And the dance floor was busy all night. Good luck! X
I've done my invites myself, having the ceremony at our local civic centre for immediate family, then a small meal for us all after then a party from 5pm for everyone else , suits from eBay, top hats and tails only 66 a suit so saving 20 per suit on hire, small wedding party 1 bridesmaid etc , making our own centre pieces and ordered my veil and jewellery off eBay ( nd it's gorgeous) bridesmaid dress from online , and the venue for our after party suggested not bothering with the dj as we can do the music ourselves and the equipment is provided and a guest will man the booth ! Cake from a family friend ( she's amazing and we are lucky to have her) and the room decorations we searched for cheapest seat covers etc ! All in ours should be around 2500 and the venue is amazing xxx
Do everything your self find cheapest places for stuff like DJ car hire etc but we have made everything from centerpieces to flowers all from wish joom and Ebay x
DIY and look for deals
DIY, shop around and dont be scared to haggle
Have a look at a wedding website builder such as WithJoy. You can make your own wedding website, along with themes that match invitations. You can send the invitations out electronically since a lot of people are quite bad at replying with an RSVP card via snail mail. All the info there, free, what's not to like!
Look at Spotify premium or other such music streaming apps, forget a DJ.
Do as much as you can yourself. I made the majority including my flowers and they turned out beautiful. Lots of deals online too, eBay, Facebook marketplace. I live in Kent and there's a Kent wedding but and sell page.
Pass it ons, second hand, eBay etc.
Keep your guest list to those you actually want there- not those people you feel you have to ask but those you actually want. DIY what you can, use friends’ skills, and to some extent keep it simple. Wedding favours I found were a great way to spend a silly amount of money. At one point I had really personal individual gifts for each person, but then it got too stressful making sure everything cost about the same in time/ money so no one could feel cheated and then in the end I went with the traditional 5 sugared almonds. I’d been to several weddings close together where people had left all these personal items (place setting etc) and beautiful little wedding favours just on the table because they didn’t want them. It was so sad to see all that time, effort and money just left behind.
Small amount of guests and instead of wedding gifts or money from family, ask if they will be will to pau biys toward the wedding instead i.e buying the cake or bridemaid dresses or flower ect
https://www.facebook.com/groups/diybridesuk/?ref=share page. It’s very helpful and some lovely people on there x
Remember it's your day as well so enjoy it and if you want small wedding then go for it if you want bigger but cheap one registry and outdoors bbq DIY after party
DIY and if you can do last minute wedding some venues and photographers etc will give you deals about 6 months before the date for the dates they haven’t filled up at full price. My venue is £4000 cheaper to book now for this winter than our wedding is next summer and it’s been booked for a year already x
DIY - make your own cake, make your own invites, make your own decorations, student photographer, family/ friends make things/ take photos. Book a winter wedding as prices tend to be cheaper. Book a wedding in the week rather than Friday or Saturday. Reduce guest numbers. Do a buffet instead of sit down meal. Just because it's traditional to have it doesn't mean you need it. You don't have to have bridesmaids and if you do have them you don't have to pay for dresses. You don't NEED to pay for reception drinks or wine for the table. You don't NEED favours. I mean who keeps them anyway?
Cheap wedding stuff on instagram
We have a budget of about £1200 and we've done it! Not until next year but loads of ways to save money.
Don't overspend on stuff you don't need or isn't as important as other parts of the wedding. Choose a midweek date rather than a weekend, choose a cheaper time of year for weddings like late autumn, winter or early spring, consider what's more important: a super expensive cake that hardly anyone will eat along with an overload of expensive flowers that will die days after the wedding...or a good quality photographer who'll give you high quality memories of your day that last forever? Consider if you need all the wedding "extras" like a photo booth or fancy favours (a wee bag of cheap sweets does the job!) etc. Nowadays people sink so much money into weddings that's not necessary for a wonderful day
Buy things second hand or online
Lots of DIY
Save on photos by asking friends to take them on there phone
Have a hashtag for your wedding so when people post you can find them
eBay doing a lot yourself having friends who do hair and make up
I got married for £700, with a lot of favours pulled in from family and friends
Mine cost about £2400. I went to Leeds town hall for the wedding and then booked a hall and catering and decor including a sweet table as extra for £1900. My dress was only £40 as i didnt want traditional and went for a prom dress of ebay. Everybody said they loved it and ot was a fun day for them and me xx
We found an amazing wedding package with marquee, for £3400 which included the food, day and evening, all the Decs, a wedding car, sweet cart, dj, photo booth centrepieces, giant love lettings and we're getting married at church. We should do the rest for £1k as I'm having artificial flowers, making my own invites and favours, h2b using his suit he had to buy for another wedding so the lads are getting the same and also I'll either go for a second hand dress, or nothing more than £200 on it. I do my own make up anyway as I'm a trainee artist and my hair is being done as a gift. Also my cake is a gift, lots of ways to keep it down. We could have done it cheaper but I wanted a proper sit down meal x
Look for a venue thats a ‘room’ for hire e.g social clubs, village halls or even a pub most will hire out for free or for a small fee.
Avoid a traditional sit down meal, im have a catering company do a bbq at mine and its £6.50 a head and they provide everything. Im also not paying for drinks for people other than a welcoming drink as its not a sit down meal.
Get married later in the day say 4 pm and then just have an evening party.
Look on fb market place for second hand decorations.
Asos do cheap but stunning bridesmaid dresses
Get married during winter as it always cheaper
Also an idea i was going to do my registry office do a Thursday wedding slot where u just go in and sign the paperwork no vows and just 2 witnesses to make it legal and then have a friend perform a blessing where u do ur vows in front of friends and family, think my council charge £50 and then just ur notice fee on-top.
Ive done a wedding website and sent out the link with a photo which was free (www.gettingmarried.co.uk)
Tkmax do amazing flower girl dresses i paid £15 each for mine.
Ask family/friends to
Help if any have a skill set, my neighbor is doing my nails, my best friend is doing my makeup, my nana is doing my bouquet, a friend is doing my cake
Also spread it out through the months .we are getting married in September and have 6 months left so each month we are sorting 1 or two things . The main things have been booked which was registry then a hotel package for food and reception. I got bridesmaids dresses off eBay and my son's made all the decorations and the favours we found mason jars going realy cheap 10p each and we're Gona fill them with something x
One of most expensive bits is the guest list! If you and other half don’t spend time with them as a couple or haven’t in recent years don’t invite! Even if people say ‘ you should invite so n so it’s only right’ no it’s not it’s your wedding if you don’t see them why should you pay extra for them to come xx
We made a lot of things ourselves such as the centrepieces, invitations, table plan etc.
Work out 2 or 3 things that mean more so you can spend extra on e.g photography, food etc and then shop around for the rest e.g decor x
Home made things, friends helping out.
Money doesn’t make your wedding a “beautiful or enjoyable one”, whatever you do it will be your guys big day and you and your guests will enjoy it for what it is!
If you don’t have a set date, some venues do last min offers if you book late (some of which have packages that include DJ and food).
Keep an eye for venues doing packages to fill dates. Sometimes you can get a whole package for a great price.
We scrapped the wedding breakfast, made the ceremony later in the day and went straight into the reception after photos and speeches, saved a LOT of money and we loved it
i though mine was goona b 15000 I saved on my dress rings venue we are hired suits stoped around for a photographer doing a cheep cake still looking for bridesmaid dresses favours and transport i though instead of getting a limo get cabs but problems is what happens if the cab it dirty and dirty my dress . so in the end I think we done our wedding for near on 7000
I did a wedding for 40 including dress, grooms wear, cake and photos for £1850.. DIY it's the way forward 😀
Don’t invite everyone just to appease people. It’s the cost in feeding them usually that generally increases the cost.
Work out 2 or 3 things that mean more so you can spend extra on e.g photography, food etc and then shop around for the rest e.g decor x
Too can get some packages at certain hotels, I’ve found a venue that is room hire for the whole day, wedding breakfast for 40 guests, evening buffet for 80 guests, includes napkins and linen, and chair covers for daytime and the disco for £1500.
But I’m thinking of doing it myself and having a late afternoon wedding which goes straight into reception instead of a sit down meal. I’m making own invites, own place cards, own centre pieces and favours. To me there’s a sense of pride and achievement when you do it urself, I’m just hiring a local hall too but it can be transformed.
Or the other option is going on holiday to get married, combines honeymoon and wedding and u don’t have to incite a lot of people either x
Cut out any family and friends you don't talk to. Sure it might piss off a relation you do talk to but they'll get over it. I have been told on so many occasions that small weddings are better.
I didn’t have a mua saved me at least 400 or a hairdresser again saved me a lot I thought hard made my own Centers and had a Thursday instead of weekend made my favours we bought little boxes off eBay and bought pins for h4h and personalised sweet the one thing we spent put them together not so expensive. I did our own invites but buy sprare lol
Do it yourself or get friends to help like I did. Lots of great deals on the internet for decorations etc.
Shop around to find bargains. If you go for package deals on services, make sure you're getting a good deal and that your not being duped into thinking a onestop package is the cheapest option... believe me you might be surprised how much you can save by doing your research.
Don't waste your budget on the frivolities. People don't remember your special day for the little touches, they remember it for how it made them feel... and ultimately you want your guests to feel the love. Our guests loved our wedding because the setting was amazing, the food was incredible but the relaxed atmosphere and the emphasis on love and fun meant that everyone could enjoy themselves.
Posh wedding cheap night doo. After questioning friends and family, they prefer a buffet and a disco. So we're having a late wedding, then after doo is disco and burger van. Not everyones cup of tea but is a majority in our circle x
Do a lot of it yourself, call in a lot of favours, only invite your nearest and dearest and never mention the word “wedding” unless you have to
Chap I used to work with hired his village hall & a mobile fish and chip van!
Your wedding is what you make it. You don’t have to spend thousands of pounds, you can make mostly everything yourself even your cake.
Getting married abroad is often cheaper and doesn’t need much more than the standard wedding package included because it’s so scenic x
Old bank club haha
Remember why your getting married.....and do what you and your H2B wants.
My wedding was done on an extremely tight budget. We asked family who were giving us gifts to pay for things we needed. My mum in law payed for decorating the room for the reception. I did alot of things myself and generally shopped around.
Our total wedding cost £3.000 that was everything, including what ppl did as gifts. Our wedding was exactly what we wanted. I didn't invite family I hadn't seen or been in contact with, we invited friends/family who choose to be in our lives. So do what you want and not what others think you should do xjx
Me and my H2B are doing a lot of things ourselves. It's making sure you have a good look around and make a list 😊 eBay and wish.com are my best friends at the moment!
A lot of DIY and eBay/Pinterest. X
Getting decorations from eBay, doing hair and makeup myself, be strict with the guests--we are making it small family event, bought dress from Facebook-one lady, do the flowers ourselves xxxgood luck