The average wedding cost in 2018 was £30355!
Now, if you have that kind money to spare, good for you. Have a great wedding, and don’t forget to send us an invite.
But there is no need nowadays to spend such a huge amount of money on a wedding. As a feminist you know that finding the love of your life isn’t going to be your greatest ever achievement, so maybe you can hold back on spending three months salary on seat covers.
There are plenty of tips online on how to have a fabulous wedding on a budget. Here are a few of ours:
- Utilize the skills of friends. Would anyone be up for baking the cake or being DJ as their wedding gift to you?
- Keep the guest list short. Think about who you know who you are still likely be in contact with on your 10th wedding anniversary. Yes, Linda on reception is lovely, but will she still be on your speed dial in 2040?
- Think about what’s important to you, instead of what you think other people will expect. Prefer cup cakes to wedding cake? Go with that. Love tiny poesies of daisies and wild flowers? You’ve just saved a fortune on a bouquet.
Something old and something borrowed isn’t just for the bridal outfit nowadays. You’re going to be using things for one day only. See what your friends and family already have that you can borrow, or check out sites like Freecycle to save on buying things new. Vintage is in style for a reason!
And remember, there’s no assumption nowadays that the bride’s parents will pay for the wedding. If they want to help out, that’s great, but wait for them to offer.
Even non-traditional weddings can add up, so it could be time for you to start saving. If budgeting isn’t your strong point, then this wedding budgeting tool could be of use. It can also help everyone to see who is paying for what, which is especially useful if your parents are contributing.