The average cost of a wedding in the UK according to BrideBook is £20,731 (cost of engagement ring and honeymoon included). In the US, the average cost of a wedding for 2020 was $19,000 according to The Knot Real Wedding Study.
Who says you have to break the bank to have your dream wedding? You can have a beautiful wedding without ending up in debt.
In this article, we’ve outlined three tips for your wedding day that will help you save costs.
Let’s get right to it!
Tip #1: It’s always good to Start Early.
Making preparations early can help you get better bargains. This way, you have more time to check different options and look for the best deals.
A lot of wedding features are expensive. So, giving yourself enough time to do research can help you identify options with the best value for money.
What happens when you get better deals? You cut down costs!
Benefits: This tip doesn’t directly save you money. But, it’s useful for the other tips that follow.
Tip #2: Getting wedding Help is better than receiving wedding gifts.
To make your dream wedding a reality you will need help from people, especially when you’re trying to be on a budget.
Asking for wedding help instead of gifts is a great way to cut down on expenses. For example, you can speak to some friends or family if they’ll like to provide assistance instead of gifts. This approach is even better when you have someone with a specific skill.
Also, you can have people on your guest list help you with the photography, tend to the bar, or even emcee the reception.
Benefits: friends and family also want the best for us. You can save up to 5% of the cost by receiving help from people.
Tip #3:Family-owned restaurants can do the catering for you
Last on our list of tips for your wedding day is catering. Caterers charge up to $51 per plate according to Knot Real Wedding Study. This means you’ll spend $1,530 if you’re expecting 30 guests.
But, you can cut down on this cost, especially if you’re expecting more guests.
Asking a local Family-owned restaurant is a good way to cut down on cost. They might offer resistance if there’s a large guest list. But, if you aren’t expecting many people, a local restaurant might handle your catering at less expensive rates.
Also, you can use tip 2 for catering. Friends and family might be willing to handle the catering.
Benefits: You can save up to 25% per plate of a local restaurant that handles your catering.
Weddings are events to cherish. We hope with these tips for your wedding day you’ll be able to make your dreams of having a beautiful wedding a reality.
You don’t need to do all the work.
Contact us today to help you plan a memorable wedding that fits your budget.