From professional photographers to the all-important dress, there is a lot to think about when it comes to planning a wedding. However, all of these wedding essentials come with a hefty price tag, making the cost of a wedding run into the thousands - even tens of thousands! In fact, a recent study by Hitched.co.uk - a popular wedding planning website, revealed that the average person ends up spending a total of £32,273 on their big day.
With wedding season just a few months away, the team at PIWoP expect that couples will be in the throws of wedding planning. That’s why our money experts have put together a list of the very best money saving tips for your special day.
Set a budget and stick to it.
You may have heard it over and over again but there’s a reason people are telling you to set a budget. Couples often overlook setting a budget because it seems so easy to not go overboard when buying supplies. Yet soon enough every couple realises they have massively overspent on something like wedding flowers and cannot afford to spend extra money on a DJ or catering.
Therefore, it’s important to have a detailed list of what you want to spend on suppliers for your wedding day. Prioritise the most important aspects of your wedding day such as the venue and wedding dress as these will be where most of your budget goes. This will help to keep your wedding plans within your budget.
Try DIY-ing your own decorations.
Wedding decorations are a beautiful addition to your big day, helping you to transform the venue and make it your own. However, the cost of fresh flowers, candles and bunting can add up when bought from professional wedding suppliers. If you want to save money on these details, why not try DIY-ing your centrepieces and seating plan boards by looking for inspiration on websites like Pinterest and YouTube.
Search for deals and discounts online.
Would you ever consider purchasing your wedding dress online? Or have you thought about searching for discounts on wedding shoes and jewellery to save yourself a bit of cash? You will be surprised at the offers and discounts you could receive by shopping around online. Stores like Debenhams and John Lewis often have massive sales on their high-end clothing, meaning you could grab some designer shoes at a fraction of their original cost.
If you’re looking to save money on your online wedding purchases, why not utilise our price drop alert tool. Over the last few years, we have developed a responsive price alert service, which allows our users to keep an eye on the price of the products they want. Our app will then notify you when the product reaches the price you have set as being an ideal price. For more information about our price alert service, why not visit our ‘How it Works’ page!