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When times are hard and every penny counts…

Whether your partner surprised you with the four magical words,
‘Will you marry me?’ or it was a joint decision, one of the first things that should
​be discussed is your budget. Ask yourself truthfully, ‘What can we afford?’

You may have a secret Pinterest board with all the ideas, colour schemes and themes, but in reality, you need to make sure the choices you make meet your budget. Don’t forget the real reason why you’re getting married, it is to make a lifelong commitment to the person you love. It’s not about how big your table centres are, how much your friend spent on her wedding dress or what the latest celebrity did at their wedding.

For those of you reading this article thinking about getting married but you have a tight budget, don’t worry you will still have one of the best days of your lives. Here are some areas to think about saving money…

The Wedding Dress!
To save money on your wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses, shop around to find out if any wedding dress shops in your area are holding sample sales or if they have any dresses which you can buy ‘off the rack’.

Background Music
To help provide a bit of ambience, why don’t you create a playlist on your IPod, which you can set up with speakers, so your favourite songs play throughout the day. Not only can this save you money, it also makes the day more personalised to you both, as they’ll be songs you’ve chosen together.

If you don’t have the money to pay for a wedding stationer to do your save the date, invites, table plan, place names, table names, why don’t you give it a go yourself. Make sure you leave plenty of time to make the items, but once you start you might find a hidden talent you didn’t know you had. This makes it more personal too, as you’ve lovingly put in the time to hand make each one.

Ask for wedding help instead of wedding gifts
You may have family members or friends who are talented when it comes to baking, they may be musically gifted or they may just have a trick or two up their sleeve (literally). Why don’t you ask if they can use their talents towards part of your wedding in lieu of a gift. This will help not only keep your budget on track but also your friends and family can play an even bigger part of your day!

There are many other areas where you can save money and I hope this month’s article has made you feel at ease, knowing you can reduce your budget without compromising your day.

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