Coming up with a budget for your wedding and sticking to it is certainly an advisable course of action since it’s no secret that getting married can be a very expensive endeavour indeed! And it’s also no surprise that it’s easy to get carried away when wedding planning because everything is so beautiful, enticing and exciting – budgeting is the only way you can keep yourself in check.
And the idea of budgeting is even more important when you take into account Bridebook.co.uk’s National Wedding Survey 2018’s revelation that the cost of the average wedding here in the UK is now £30,355.
According to the Independent, the features that have increased the most over the last 12 months are marquee hire, food and drink, and venue dressing. Interestingly, 33 per cent of happy couples say they overspend on food and drink, with just the cake alone costing an average of £323.
But there are ways you can keep costs down if you think outside the box a little. Yes, you want to impress your friends and family but do you have to have an open bar? Some 28 per cent of couples opt to do this – but you could always go for a bring your own booze concept instead.
“From the provenance of their menu to the sustainability of their fashion, to the personalisation of every detail, the millennial couple care more about every little detail of their wedding than any previous generation,” founder of Bridebook Hamish Shephard was quoted as saying.
You can also cut wedding costs by sending out digital invitations, using your guests as late-night photographers, having a buffet instead of silver service and buying fewer flowers.
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