Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Wedding Planning

Budgeting and DIY Tips to help you prepare for the big day

In this current climate we are all looking at ways to cut costs and weddings are no exception.  The daunting task of organising and budgeting can seem insurmountable but with the help of great resource sites and DIY options it doesn’t have to take up every spare moment or penny for that matter!

Some of the best ways to achieve a wedding within your budget is to look at the areas that are most important to you. That way you can establish a clear budget for each area and try and stick to it. Make sure you do a checklist and that you don’t have a last minute expenses that you had not factored in.

Here are a few tips on how to nip and tuck on some wedding spend without your guests knowing. Don’t worry you don’t have to have your wedding night in granny’s attic either!

Top 10 tips

  1. If possible avoid the high season.
  2. Talk to other brides to get some ideas.
  3. Cut the cake – most people forego the wedding cake after a big wedding meal, so cut down on the tiers.
  4. Go with flowers that are in season and get to know your florist, they may have some great deals for you. 
  5. Dress down the gown – yes we know this is an important part for the bride, but whose going to see the label. There are some great second hand boutiques that have great bargains on designer gowns at a fraction of the cost.
  6. Who needs a favour – do your guests really remember what they got as a wedding favour. If you want a personal touch buy some truffles and wrap them yourself, rope in your friends and family it will make them feel part of the day too.
  7.  The invitations – there are some great DIY options available and your guests appreciate it all the more. 
  8. Be different! use non floral fillers. Mix fruit with flowers to create a beautiful centerpiece or ask for extra greenery to fill out the arrangement at a lower cost.
  9. Limit your bridal party, it is amazing how much you will save on bridesmaid dresses and gifts.
  10. Rather than hiring a car ask someone you know to escort you to the church instead.



  1. The budget setting is a base thing for planning and organizing the wedding. These tips will really useful for the wedding planning people and they should make use of it. It is good to use the wedding planner iPad apps while planning the wedding along with this.

  2. Thanks for your feedback, I have had a look at some of the apps and they are really good:)
    Warm Regards