If you dream of a fairytale wedding but you don’t have the budget to match, there are plenty of tweaks you can make so that your perfect day is affordable. Here’s how to have your dream wedding on a budget.
Set a realistic budget, and stick to it
First things first, you should always set a realistic budget for your wedding and stick to it, despite all the impulse buys and temptations that will come your way. It can be tempting to blow the budget on something frivolous, but keep the big spending for the essentials.
Use Pinterest for inspiration, but don’t get caught up in the idea of perfection
Yes, you want your wedding day to be perfect, but remember that much of what you see on Pinterest will be styled shoots with models, high-end designers, and stylists on hand to make everything look dreamy. You don’t need all that, you just need the elements of your day to reflect you and your theme, and you don’t have to blow the budget to achieve that.
It’s who you know
If you need to stick to a budget, you’d be amazed at how much money you can shave off by asking friends and family to help out. Do you have a friend who’s a master baker? They could save you £100’s on a wedding cake. Do you know a good seamstress or DJ? Every little bit of help adds up.
Think hard about your theme
Generally, the more elements there are to your day, the more expensive it’s going to be. Budget-friendly weddings tend to be the simple, modern, and minimalist weddings. For example, keeping everything crisp and white with a hint of colour can look expensive while being fairly cheap to pull off.