Budget Tips and a Cool Infographic

The excitement of tying the knot can sometimes mean you get a little carried away when spending. With statistics saying the average UK wedding costs anywhere between £18,000 and £20,000, this is definitely one of the most, if not the most, expensive party you will ever throw.

 

Check out this infographic which gives you a good indication of how the usual budget is broken down.

 

 

 

 Here are 5 simple things to bear in mind:

1. Prioritise! Decide what is important to you as a couple. Is it the photos, the number of people or the flowers? Whether you want an intimate wedding or massive bash make sure you focus on the areas you will enjoy the most.

 

2. Try websites like sellmywedding.co.uk who we featured a few months ago. There are some fantastic dresses and accessories at a fraction of the cost.

 

3. If this summer is anything to go by, booking your wedding out of season could be a cost saver (and a way to avoid the rain).

 

4. Get your DIY on. There are so many resources online to show you how to make anything you can imagine. For some ideas take a look at Poppytalk and DIY Wedding, oh and not to forget the SYW DIY section.

 

5. Finally, remember! It’s not about the party or the bespoke cupcakes, it’s about the moment you marry the person you love! That moment really is priceless.

 

 

If you want to save money, why not try out these cute see through piggy banks. You can get them from Nova68 and you keep an eye on your growing fund.

 

 

 

I’ve created a great budget planner which we used for our own wedding. It’s a mix of a few planners I looked at and made one that worked perfectly for us. Please feel free to tailor it to meet your needs and make it work for you.

 

 

We also used it as a to-do list and to keep an eye on our spend as there is a column for your initial budget and your actual spend.

 

Good luck!