The average cost of a wedding has skyrocketed, and the expectation of what is necessary to have an incredible wedding. These high prices, however, are not necessary. You can have a truly wonderful wedding for a fraction of the price. You just need to approach your wedding creatively. Sometimes all it takes is a new idea, other times, you’ll want to bundle services together to get a great discount.
In 2019, the average cost for a wedding in the United States of America was $33,900. In the United Kingdom, the average cost has risen to £ 16,000. Though these are high costs, they are not the minimum you need to spend to enjoy an incredible wedding. With this guide you’ll be able to plan a great wedding, no matter your budget:
Be Honest with what You Want
Your wedding should be what you and your future spouse want. Though this may seem obvious, far too often, people get caught up in what family members want or have a wedding like they grew up expecting. By being honest with what you want, you won’t just have a big day; you’ll have a wedding everyone will remember.
Find Exceptional All-Inclusive Wedding Venues
The best way to enjoy a truly spectacular wedding without high costs and without stress is to find an option that provides extensive wedding packages. The best wedding venues Cannock has to offer, for example, feature a countryside estate and includes service for 40 daytime guests, including a three course wedding breakfast and a drink for every guest. Invite 40 more guests for the evening reception, and get access to an evening buffet and resident DJ. Wedding venues that offer packages like these allow you to enjoy everything, from a wedding buggy chauffeur upon arrival, decoration, meal, and the reception all at once.
By bundling the wedding, catering, décor, and reception costs all into your venue cost, you can stay within budget and have all this covered:
Flowers Fit for a Wedding
Flowers are next, and if you are on a budget, then there are actually many different ways that you can save. You can buy the flowers off of another bride from a wedding the day before. You can choose flowers that are locally in-season. You could even buy flowers on sale and then work to dehydrate them with silicone beads so that you have a truly beautiful boho flower arrangement (that your guests can even take home, as they keep for up to a year – sometimes longer).
Photography and Videography
It’s always a good idea to have a few approaches to the photographs and videos of your wedding. A professional wedding photographer is still good to have on hand; your wedding is a big deal, and you’ll want the best looking photos and videos of the day.
You will also want to have a more personal collection of photos. Set up a cloud folder (Google Drive will work well enough for this) so that your guests can send their photos to you.
Your dress should be special, but it should also be within budget. If money is no object, then anything, from a custom gown, is in the cards. If you are on a budget, don’t be afraid to shop second hand for wedding dresses or using a loved one’s. After all, most dresses are only used for one day.