1) Buy over time
A wedding on a budget is easy when you buy some of your items with every paycheck over time. such as; Silk bouquets and boutonnières, shoes, dresses, veil, suits, centrepieces for the reception and gifts for wedding party, start collecting these as soon as you know your date.
2) Save everything
As well as buying some bits over time, if you both save 5% - 10% out of your wages each month. Save birthday and Christmas money (ask for that instead of gifts) this can go towards your big items such as Venue, Food, and Car.
3) Take all offers and/ create things yourself
Don't be proud, an offer of help is usually made sincerely and if someone asks if they can make or buy your cake, or take your photos you say yes. (I don't mean Uncle Bob with his new iPhone). Simarly how fun would it be to have a crafting party, have all your friends round and create seating plans, wedding signs, and cute party favours etc.
4) Don't skimp on the things that matter most
Some couples don't care which venue their reception is in as it's more about family, so they will spend money on food and entertainment. Some couples do care about the venue. Whatever you care about most, save up for it.
5) Have a realistic timeline
Once you are engaged, why rush the wedding? It will be a day that lives in memories forever so make it everything that you want it to be. Sit down together and make a realistic plan of what you want and how long it will take you to save up for it and collect the items you want.
Blog post by Lorna Robins head hero
at Buffet Heroes.
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