Things you should and shouldn’t spend lots of money on if on a budget.
- Videographer (if you want one)
- Main Bouquet
Shouldn’t/don’t need to
- Dress (sooo many cool dresses on the high street from whistles to asos! Plus sample sales!
- Flowers on the tables (foliage looks just as cool or wild flowers in bottles).
- Shoes (no one really sees them and you can get cool ones on asos).
- Suits (Asos!)
- Cake (unless it’s your thing that everyone knows you for you don’t need anything elaborate and can have simple cakes that are just as amazing!
Money saving tips from my couples!
There are tons of ways to save money on your wedding so you can ensure the most important things are invested in. Things like entertainment, dresses, decoration and cakes you can get a little creative with saving you tons of money so you can invest in things that are more important like your photography, videographer, food and entertainment!
Need a car? has a friend got a cool / vintage car you can borrow?
Saving you £300+
Try Asos bridal! They have an amazing wedding dress collection and so affordable! saving hundreds of pounds! or ask your favourite bridal shop when they will be having a sample sale! The bridal shops i recommend in my welcome pack have them at last twice a year!
Saving you about £500-£1000!
Below is by Alexa Chung
I’ve had many brides wear flip flops! you really dont need expensive shoes, they often dont get seen either! Go comfy! I bet your bridesmaids already have a pair of cute shoes too!
Keep it simple, some brides do their own! and put some flowers in a braid or a cute head piece. Or maybe you have a clever friend who can help?
They really don’t have to be expensive or even match! Asos have an amazing range too! Try not to get the sparkly top dresses though as they are overdone.
Have a clever friend make it or you can go down the M&S route and put lots of pretty flowers around it! Or even skip the cake entirely and get a donut wall.
Handmade! pinterest is great for DIY wedding decor! not sure on savings for this one but obviously cheaper than buying!
A little of bit of time spread over say 4-6 months and you can make some fantastic home-made decorations!
Sophie loved pom noms and made them as table numbers, backdrops in her her bouquet! (below)
Homemade pom pom ceiling above!
Get creative with place settings and table plans, copper, leaves….
Go to a flower market the day before or buy them from m&s and loosely fill vases or bottles or like Rosie + Jon did and collect lots of mismatching clay + glass vases and pots with wild flowers in… you really dont need to spend more than a couple of hundred pounds and them, maybe just get a florist to do your bouquets! I always say the only place not to scrimp on flowers is on your bouquet, the bigger the better! Small bouquets look lost in photos.
Loose single flowers in bottles that you can have fun emptying over a few months 😉
So theres a few ideas to keep you going and if you do them all you’ve just saved well over £2k! and this could even afford you to get some extra cool stuff like…
Personalised leather jacket from wolfandrosie.co.uk
or you can get an awesome neon sign! and you can hang it somewhere in your home afterwards! (doesn’t have to be this big of course!)
or that dream car you’ve always wanted for the day… and if you get my dream mustang i’ll give you £100 credit towards prints! ;p