Money Saving Tips

How many people do you need to invite?
One of the most expensive parts of the wedding can be the reception - cut down on the guest list if you are trying to save th... Read More

Shop the sales
Choose the time you go out shopping for your shoes and accessories to coincide with annual sales. Also watch out for local w... Read More

Make your own invites
And your own stationery - that way you save money and have something very personal to treasure – the Confetti website offers ... Read More

Call in favours wherever you can
If Aunty Sue is a great baker and Uncle Arthur has a fabulous car, ask them to make the cake/take you to church. If your fri... Read More

Pick your day
Avoid Christmas and Valentine's Day – although popular, the costs will go up – flowers in particular are more expensive at th... Read More

Recycle your wedding flowers
Move the church flowers to the reception to be used on the tables or doorways... Read More

Match your theme to your budget
There is nothing nicer than a traditional English country wedding; collect old jugs and vases and fill with summer flowers, c... Read More

Boxes filled with sweets look lovely and don’t take long to do, or make cookies and initial them with your names and the date... Read More

Use local services
Have your dress made by a local dressmaker; look in bridal magazines for inspiration... Read More

Go second hand!
Oxfam now has a fabulous service of second hand and unworn dresses... Read More

Serve your cake as dessert
Choose a chocolate or lemon cake in place of the traditional fruit cake and ask your caterers to serve with fresh cream and b... Read More

Get married later in the day
It saves having to feed your guests twice!... Read More

Champagne or Cava?
Serve cava in place of champagne to greet your guests and for the toast – no one will mind (or notice!) ... Read More