Hi guys need some good ideas to cut cost down ive already gor my dress foe 450 pounds. Venue is booked all in for 3000. But since h2b as lost job really struggling. Still need to sort decorations cake quest book invites amd much more
M&S do a good cake at a responsible price!
Invites you can get off eBay fairly cheap too?
Decorations, again eBay or we found lots at local bootsale depending on your 'theme'.
Have a look on etsy xx
Borrow? Have friends or friends of friends got decorations you can borrow
definitely look at artificial flowers.. got mine from Groovy ruby online.. there amazing and I saved 500 quid x
Join Facebook selling sites? I've picked up couple bargains from here
eBay is great for things like paper pom poms and lanterns and you also find people sell their used decoration following their weddings at really reduced rates. It's worth a look!
I bought most of my decorations on eBay. Also have a look on Facebook for local wedding selling pages :)
Marks and spensers for cake. I got invites from card factory. Couple of quid for 25. Artificial flowers xx
M&S do good cakes fro a reasonable price x
We had cupcakes and a small cutting cake rather than a tiered cake. It was cheaper and doubled up as dessert at the reception.
Have a look at country baskets for artificial flowers, decorations, gifts etc. They're a cash and carry that's open to the public.
Poundland, b&m and poundstretcher all have their own wedding Dec ranges in now and they are lovely! You can get everything from guest books to postboxes to decorative stickers and place names!! Also, recruit your friends and family, my mum is doing my cake, my sister did my invitations, my friend is doing sign writing, my mil is doing now decorations, my fil is doing the cake stand and postbox x
You could try making some stuff yourself like the invites and the cake if you're a bit of a baker
Wooden roses on ebay are pretty cheap, get the bridesmaids together for a girly day in and make your own bouquets plenty of videos of YouTube to help, fun day in and saves a lot. Extra roses can be used as decorations and favours too x
What's your theme or colour? Might be able to find stuff if you post on local swap or free cycle sites.
Make a sheet cake for cutting to serve, have a small cake you can cut for pictures, ASDA have a small occasion cake for under £20, can be made yourself if you practise!!
Get rid of unnecessary things, like maybe favours, do email invites?
Try making as much of it as you can. So invites, table names/numbers, menus, table plan e.c.t you don't need much just a computer some nice card and tissue paper/ creat paper will do... you can get a lot cheap off eBay and and amazon. Also look in places like home bargains and pound land, it's amazing what you find in there for really cheap . Good luck! Xxx
We got all our stationary from card factory and decorated them ourselves in our colours
I got a guestbook on amazon for 10 quid, got all my save the dates, invites, menus and table plans from vistaprint, wait until they have a 25% off sale (which is quite often). Just stick with the no frills stuff and you can't go wrong xx
Poundland have just brought out a wedding range. I got my centrepieces from home bargains (fish bowls and pink light up roses) for about £40, my invites were off eBay about £35, my guest book and post box were from not on the high street £50 set and M&S do lovely cakes hope this helps xx
I'm having a dried flowers for bouquet..loads cheaper . definitely get crafty and DIY your centre pieces, or keep it super simple and classy. Maybe just pillar candles and some little gem confetti?
I'm spray painting pumpkins white and wrapping lace (tights) around them for mine!
Do you maybe have a family friend who can make a cake as a gift? Or a fraction of the price? I made my own invitations at a cost of £27 for 52. Depending on the decor you want, alot of high street shops eg poundland, primark have some lovely decorations x
I got my artificial flowers from dandie creations. They are lovely and all this was under £200.
M&S for the cake. If you buy the tiers separately and then buy something to decorate it with. I'm buying large, medium and small iced tiers for £54! Just got buy little flower decorations for it x
Also made my invitations on vistaprint and got enough for 70 guests for £14.99 and they are beautiful x
Hi Make your own invitations, buy artificial flowers, see if there is someone local that makes cakes good luck :)
Friends and family!!! My mum is arty and is going to do my centre pieces and I know someone who will do my cake:) if not direct friends/family - ask about their friends :)
Try to find a charity that does a wedding range you'll save money and donate to charity at the same time. I'm getting my invites, thank you cards, place names etc from McMillan to bring my mum who died of cancer into the wedding.
I got loads of decorations from the preloved wedding site on Facebook. I made alot of stuff myself and called in favours from friends and family....you have to be creative. I saved us about £3000 by crafting, and using preloved items and getting help from others. EBay is a God send. Also, try vista print for invites. We designed ours and they were lovely....worked out at around 30p per invite. Xx
Try Home Bargains. They have a wedding section and do some nice things surprisingly. I've bought lots of tea light holders from there. 5 for £2 I think it was and they are the type you see in other shops for about £5. It's worth a look anyway.
You could by prepack invites or ebay has them for 99p each. Do you know anybody that could make your cake. I have heard that people have bought supermarket flowers and tied them with an elastic band and then ribbon, apparently they looked lovely, good luck
Make your own invitations, name cards, table plan and favours.
Cake get from a superstore. Guest book get a cheep one from card factory. I made all my invites and people loved them. Didn't cost much at all. Just depends if you're a craft type person. Also flowers have artificial, cheaper and can still look nice. I made own bunting and cards box. I just got a wicker basket and got some craft stuff to decorate it. We had a vintage bird theme wedding so I got a friend to make chocolate cornflake nests with mini eggs as favours. Also make up. If you have time I know someone that went to debenhams in the morning and got it done free on the counters and then went back home to get hair done.
Forget invites altogether, go on the website 'getting married' and make a website where people can RSVP and basically do everything. My partner and I just bought some Business type cards with the website address on to hand out, cost £20 altogether xxx
Pound shop is great and sometimes a wedding selling site where people are selling their wedding bits off cheap or eBay home bargains xx
Hobby craft do foam cake shapes and just cover with icing you can buy one real one to cut from a supermarket for about £10 x
Have a donut cake- they look amazing and won't break the bank :) card factory have cheap invites (as long as people know where and when it is it doesn't matter :)) at the end of the day all that matters is you and your other half tie'ing the knot- the other bits aren't important :) xxx
Try the range too they have a good selection of wedding decorations and eBay. My friend got all of her invites, seating plans, table names, place names at a great price. The lady she used was really good and very helpful. Hope you get things sorted. Good luck.
If you really want fresh flowers and are getting married in a church, ask the church if anyone is getting married the day before or after and see if they will split the cost of the flowers. Same goes for your venue. Whoever gets married first pays the larger percentage. That way you can still have fresh flowers without the full cost but you may have to compromise on colour etc.
The range is great and very reasonable also try card factory for invites/ guest book! We got our guest book for £3.99 from their and it's beautiful!!! (Better then some of the ones we were looking at for £50 ) x x x
Don't bother with favours they often get left on the tables have a pick and mix sweet table instead with little paper cones which you could make from wrapping paper.
PINTEREST! lol always amazing for ideas. Especially if you want to try decorating cakes yourself or making your own decorations and invites etc x
Make your own invitations xx
Ask friends who can make stuff on the list , email close friends to ask who would pay for different bits as their wedding present ,.... Love Sarah x
For our evening guests we've bought packs of wedding invites from Morrisons. A pack of 10 for £2. Me and the future mil will be making the day guest ones. Naked cakes are very big at the moment and fit into a vintage style theme and they're pretty easy to make, especially if you buy box mixes. You can get post box from hobby craft for £5 for a plain white one and hit up a market for a craft stall for some letters. The guest book you could buy a photo album and have a stack of card next to it. And I'll be raiding Poundland for fish bowls, artificial flowers and lanterns. Try to go to some small local owned shops, they may give you a discount if you buy over a certain amounts of one item. If you have a community centre near you you can see if you can rent chair covers and sashes from them if they throw a lot of parties. You can also save money buy having a pre-hen do and making your own favours, only the people really close to you ever save the keepsake kind with names and dates on, so I recommend going for edible (I'm making mini Apple pies). Hope I've helped! X
Instead of a guest book have you thought about getting and old fashioned typewriter and some sheets of pastel colour paper guests can type there messages and peg up on a line, you can get little wooden pegs from hobby craft shops.
Try Amazon or etsy some items can be good value, maybe try some diy for the personal touch.
Look at Triangle Nursery online for wholesale flowers and accessories. Flowers you pay per stem.
eBay or vista print for invites/table menus, thank you'd! We made ours ourselves apart from the invite. Table names I just got card but them into the right size/shape.. used a fancy pen and added a little ribbon etc.
We did the seating plan by hand too! Using some old wooden planks.
I'd say take a look at Pinterest for some ideas on making things yourself.. use flowers from a super market and ask to see if any friends family are any good at arranging them. Use jam jars and decorate for centre pieces etc.
You can do it ️
we were on a tight budget, i found someone where i worked to do my cake, my invitations were from optimal print, i payed full price (with discount) for my invites but then when i ordered a sample of the service cards worked out they send 12 cards when you order 1, do i payed a total of 8.00 for my service cards, i also used amazon and ebay for the other bits, flowers (real touch calla lillies) ribbons, table decorations, i made my own table plan board it look as good as the ones you can pay a pretty penny for, as long as you have time to sit and look at sites for bargains it totally doable :) good luck
You can make flowers with paper with a little practice. They can look really effective. There is a really good tutorial on Buzzfeed.