Money saving wedding ideas
Updated: Jul 4, 2018
We all know that weddings can be incredibly expensive! It is overwhelming to think about how much we spend on the big day. It can be a juggle trying to find ways to save money while keeping things fun. We want a good deal without it looking cheap! There are many ways to save money. The first step is prioritising what is important to you. Then you can really get creative on the things that you are not so bothered about! Websites like www.etsy.com are great as they are full of gorgeous budget ideas! Here are some tips of my own....
I won't lie, fresh flowers are gorgeous and are hard to replace! But if you cannot justify spending a small fortune on an item that wont last past the day then there are loads of alternative ideas! For starters you can hit your local flower markets and get your friends together for some DIY Bouquet making!! My personal favourite though has to be Paper Bouquets! There are many crafty people worldwide making these beauties! I do believe with some practice and tips these will be a great DIY idea too!
Ok, this all depends how you feel about Wedding Cake. I am not too fussed either way since everyone normally eats desert and leaves the cake sitting there yet they can cost so much! There are many other options out there. Why not try a fun donut cake? That is not going to be to everyone's taste though! I know there are more traditional people out there! So why not buy a gorgeous plain iced cake for a fraction of the price and stick a cute Cake Topper on the top!! Tie a cute bow around it, add some fresh flowers and Voila!!
And last but not least is my absolute favourite... The Cheese Wedding Cake! More and more specialty cheese stores are starting to make these, otherwise you can DIY. They look so gorgeous and once you have made your wish, it can be cut up to make delicious cheese platters for the tables! Almost a whole extra course!
I do absolutely love the idea of some good ole Photo Booth fun!! But it can be incredibly expensive too! There are many ways to recreate the same fun! Why not find a space in your venue that has a nice wall and create a great looking backdrop for quirky photo's?
That way you can have the cute space set up and utilize your Photographer or a friend to take some happy snaps of you and your guests! There are so many props you can buy these days! Even against a plain white backdrop this can work really well and have the same effect as a crazy booth!
Or why not invest in a basic Polaroid Camera and get your guests to take photos of each other being a bit crazy and then get them to write messages on the bottom part so that it can be incorporated in to a Guest Book!
There are many options out there to help you save money on your gorgeous day. You do not need to spend a fortune, all you need to do is think outside the square and let your imagination run wild. The day can be anything that you want it to be.
Happy Wedding Planning!