In average a wedding in the UK can cost up to £30,000 — £27,161 to be precise. Let’s put things straight from the start: for a lot of couples, this kind of costs is the equivalent of the yearly pay of one of the spouses. There is no other way to say it: it is a lot of money, and as a result, it’s no surprise that most young married couples struggle with wedding debts. The thing is, nobody wants a cheap looking wedding day. For your celebration of love, it’s only natural to want the very best for the big day. However, what makes the day is not how much you spend on it, but where you spend your money. Here’s a little guide on navigating your wedding budget by focusing on the priorities and avoiding the money traps.
Where you shouldn’t save
We get it; you don’t want to break the want when you get married. But you want to spend where it matters. Start by adding the necessary security to your wedding budget with a Wedinsure cover. A wedding insurance is essential to protect your big day and make sure that all expenses encountered for the day are covered in case of accidents or emergency. You wouldn’t want your wedding budget to get bust if something were to happen to stop the ceremony. Whether it’s a matter of a cancellation, a rearrangement or a case of supplier failure, with a wedding insurance, you know that you won’t need to pay twice. And when you’re paying on average £27,161, it’s a relief to know that your budget is safe.
Unless you’re planning an intimate wedding day, you might want to work with a professional wedding planner who can not only help you out but get the organisation ready too. A wedding might be fun to organise, but it demands a great deal of knowledge in event planning to ensure that all requirements are met: health and safety, guest requirements, venue location, venue decoration, suppliers management, etc. Working with an expert means that you rely on someone to negotiate the best price for your needs and to ensure that everything has been planned. Because they are experienced in planning, you can be sure that they’ll get all booking, payment, and amendment issues within the deadlines and at the best price.
Where you can save
Weddings don’t need to be unnecessarily expensive. There are plenty of areas where you can work with a small budget without making your wedding day look cheap. For a start, there are a lot of smart wedding decorations that you can make yourself, and that will still look good on the big day. A good plan to avoid high expenses is to avoid getting married on a Saturday, as suppliers and venues have increased prices over the weekend. If you pick a Thursday or a Friday, then you’ll be able to get the same result for a third of the price!
Finally, your wedding dress doesn’t have to cost an arm. You can order your dress from abroad, but you need to research reputable sellers before making a decision. Or if you fancy trying it on first, why not pick a sample dress from a wedding dress shop at a bargain price?
We hope this will help you to navigate through the deep waters of the wedding budget. Spend smartly, not excessively!