Savvy Celebrations

How to Have your Dream Wedding on a Budget

If you want to get married but you worry that you are on a budget and will need to make compromises, then you are not alone. So many people are in the same position as you are, but you have nothing to worry about. This guide will show you how to have your dream wedding without breaking the bank.

Marry out of Season

One of the best and easiest ways for you to lower the cost of your wedding would be for you to consider getting married out of season. You can even get married on a weekday if you want. You can save a small fortune this way, and you would be surprised at how easy it is for you to have the exact wedding you want without compromise. You may even find that by getting married out of season, that you have more options in terms of available venues too.

Keep it Intimate

It can be so easy for you to get carried away when the time comes for you to invite people to your wedding. Keeping your guest list to close friends and family only can help you to cut costs more than you realize and will help you to maintain your wedding budget. Take the time to think about who you want to have on your big day, and who you could be without. Would you miss not having a friend who haven’t seen in years? What about work colleagues? If you can be strict here then this will save you a lot of money.

Get a Bargain Dress

Choosing the right dress is a huge part of wedding planning, but that being said, there are a lot of options out there that are more affordable. High-street retailers are now releasing their wedding dress lines, but at the end of the day, you should not be afraid to look at pre-owned wedding dresses. After all, they have only been worn once and you may be able to get a dress worth thousands, for a fifth of the price.

Save Money on Catering

Sure, it’s nice to have a sit-down meal, but believe it or not, you can save a ton of money by putting on a buffet. It’s very easy for you to have a nice meal this way and you can still make sure that you are catering for every guest. Of course, if you want a great option then be sure to check out When choosing your catering company, make sure that they are willing to work with you and that they have food that your guests are bound to love. If you can do this then you will soon find that it is easier than ever for you to cut the cost of your wedding, in half.

Hit the Sales

Did you know that you can also save money by getting your bridesmaid dresses in the sale too? Look out for end-of-line sales and also pay a visit to your favourite retailers. If you can do this then you can save a lot of money without compromising how everyone is going to look on the big day.

Print your Stationary

The cost of bespoke wedding invitations can add up, and there are tons of stunning templates that you can easily buy online.  When you do buy them online, you can customise them yourself and you can add a lot of personal touches, but at least you don’t have to worry about going over budget.

Send E-Vites

Alternatively, it is possible for you to go down the more modern route by sending out email invitations to all of your guests. When you do this, you can save a lot of cash on your stationary and you can also allow your guests to RSVP online. This helps you to keep track of your attendees which is great, to say the least.

Utilise Talents

Is one of your friends a very talented musician? Maybe you have a photographer in the family, or even a DJ. Either way, if this is the case then why not try and utilise their talent and save yourself some money? You can have them do a DJ set in the evening or you can ask them to help you with the drinks. Either way, this is a great way for you to make the most out of your big day.

Of course, it’s now easier than ever for you to make the most out of your wedding budget. If you need some more help then one thing you can do is work with a wedding planner, as they can give you all of the support you need.