Once all the hustle and bustle of getting married is out of the way, it’s essential that you get to go away and relax with your other half. Otherwise, it can be hard to wind down, and it can be a pretty anticlimactic start to a marriage.
However, as honeymoons tend to cost a lot of money, it can be tough to find the cash when the cost of your wedding has wiped you out.
Luckily, there are some smart ways to save on your wedding, just read on to find out what they are.
Have a Winter Wedding
One way to save a small fortune on your wedding day is to opt for a winter date instead of a summer one.
In fact, weekends in May, June, and July are often the most expensive because they are the most popular.
Therefore, if you avoid these altogether, you can save a considerable amount of money because venues, hotels, and caterers are much more reasonably priced during the off season.
Remember too that having a winter wedding with fake fur, dark bridesmaids colours, and a candlelight supper can be spectacular too. Something that means it is by no means a lesser option.
Have A Destination Wedding
The next way to save on your wedding includes combining the actual service and reception and the honeymoon.
You can do this in the form of a destination wedding where you get married overseas, and then the couple stays on once their family and friends have gone home again.
Destination weddings can work out cheaper. This is a fantastic way of saving money because of two factors.
The first is that it’s likely you will have a lot fewer people to cater for and with food and entertainment for a wedding costing anything up to £100+ per head this is nothing to be sniffed at.
The second is that it’s likely you can book into a venue that is integrated into the resort at which you are staying. Sometimes that means you can usually get a discount when booking that and the accommodation for a group of people together.
Get Quality Without The Cost
Remember too that even if you do decide to have your wedding in the UK in high summer, that there are still some smart ways of saving on the cost, and you don’t have to compromise on quality either.
In particular, look for wholesalers that sell things like hotel quality tablecloths in large numbers for a smaller price. Then you can save on anything that you need in multiples which includes chair sashes, napkins, centrepieces and a lot more when you are having a wedding.
Lastly, do not forget the value of getting crafty and making some items for your wedding yourself.
There are hundreds of simple tutorials like the one below on how to get professional looking decorations and flower arrangements for a wedding that you can get for free online.
Then all you need to do is buy the materials and assemble yourself, neatly dodging the high premiums that florists and professional decorators charge for such services on your big day.
Something that will leave you enough for a killer honeymoon once the wedding is over.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.