Getting married is the most important commitment for a couple. A wedding day is the start of a beautiful life together, and that should not begin with debt. With the average wedding costing around £20k, it’s easy to put off the idea of getting married, but for those who will do anything to make their wedding day unique and memorable for everyone in attendance.
Here are a few easy ways to cut the costs of the big day, to allow saving for the honeymoon!
Guests make the wedding, so in order to make sure there are people there, they’re going to need invitations so they know about your big day! They should fit the overall theme of the day and can be used across other smaller nods to the theme such as place settings and menus for the table.
If you don’t have the creative skills, however DIY wedding invitations from Pure Invitation do the hard work for you- all you have to do it assemble- easy!
If you’re going for a traditional country style wedding, there’s always room for bunting. Simple, rustic looking bunting can be made simply using ribbons and triangles of fabric that can simply be sewn together. Strung together with string lights for a romantic feel to your room.
Toiletry Baskets for Bathrooms
Baskets with miniature toiletries in the bathrooms can be the saving grace of any potential mishaps at a wedding. Place feminine hygiene products, hair spray, deodorant, breath mints, and gum in baskets along with candies and perfume to help your guests to freshen up. It may not add a lot to the grandeur of the occasion, but it’ll certainly help maintain the cheerful atmosphere. A thoughtful and personal touch to a wedding.
DIY Photo Booths
Photo booths are fun and memorable. It creates memorable keepsakes for guests and the happy couple themselves. Get creative with costumes, wigs, and props and use Polaroid cameras-why not have your guests use their pictures next to their messages in your guest book? Anyone who has used social media in the past 10 years has run into countless fake mustaches. It’s easy, it’s affordable and it’s fun.
Centerpieces and Cake Toppers
Centerpieces don’t have to be show stoppers. They can also be functional and fun. Don’t have room for a photo booth? Thankfully, there will be no shortage of high-quality cameras and amateur photographers in attendance. Artfully arrange a bunch of fake mustaches and maybe a few sentimental things as well and let people make their own fun — and lasting memories for you.
The most important part of a wedding is not decoration. It’s not how much it all costs. Focus on what matters — the ceremony itself — and have fun with the rest. Spending a fortune is not what makes a wedding memorable- it is the people watching you marry your person. Use the money on the honeymoon. Get creative on the rest. It might be a lot more fun than you might expect.