Tying the Knot without Breaking the Bank: A Guide to Sticking to Your Wedding Budget

Planning your big day? We get it – the excitement, the dreams, the endless Pinterest boards filled with wedding inspo. But let’s be real, weddings can also come with a hefty price tag. Fear not, though! We’ve got your back with some tips and tricks on how to stick to your wedding budget whilst still planning the day of your dreams.

Set a Realistic Wedding Budget

Before you start splurging on that dreamy venue or a jaw-dropping dress, sit down with your partner and set a budget. Be honest about what you can afford, and stick to it.

Set Your Priorities

What’s non-negotiable? A live band? A five-tier cake? Figure out what matters most to you both and allocate your budget accordingly. This way, you won’t feel guilty about skimping on things that don’t matter quite so much.

Get Stuck Into DIY

DIY projects can add a personal touch without burning a hole in your pocket. Figure out early on which parts you may be able to do yourself, then get the professionals in for everything else.

Choose an Off-Peak Date

Planning your wedding during the off-peak season or on a weekday can save you some serious cash. Plus, your guests will appreciate the change of pace from the typical weekend wedding routine.

Flexibility is Key

Be open to alternative options. Maybe you dreamed of a summer wedding, but a cozy winter affair could be just as magical – and budget-friendly! When budget is important, so is a little bit of compromise.

Opt for an Intimate Venue

Have a think about your guest list, where could you narrow it down? A venue which suits a smaller guest list can save you money with both venue hire and catering costs. It might be tough to cut back, but does your third cousin twice removed really need an invite?

Remember, your wedding day is about celebrating your love, not stressing over the bills. With a little creativity, flexibility, and savvy decision-making, you can have the wedding of your dreams without maxing out your credit cards. Happy planning!

Team River Mill x