Getting the butterflies yet? Time flies and how to plan the perfect wedding might already be feeling like an impossible task. It's very common to think how to plan the perfect wedding, as close to perfect as possible, and just how you had always imagined.
Planning your wedding is a major logistical task, and although professional wedding planners are at your disposal, there is always that lingering thought- money.
Guarantor My Loan is all about making a smarter choice with your money. Take for example, the cashback reward we offer- if you repay your entire loan along the agreed plan, then we reward you with cashback equivalent to one monthly instalment. This post is about money saving tips to be smarter at planning your wedding.
Choosing a wedding venue that doesn’t break the bank
If there isn’t a particular date you must stick to, choosing the wedding venue and the date can help save if you’re flexible. It is likely that the affordable venues may not be available on a particular date. Choosing the right venue is important and being flexible with the dates will mean less of a compromise and possibly lesser wedding budget troubles.
Look for those little compromises such as a morning or day wedding, which often cost much less for wedding venue hires than for evenings. Similarly, look at how you can possibly cut down on decor and lighting- can you light up the venue with candles and soft glow lights instead?
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While we are on the subject of wedding budget breakdown and venues, consider e-invitations and a wedding website to help ease your wedding budget too.
Food and drink to impress
Much like wedding venues, an open mind and some flexibility can help your wedding budget breakdown. Some quick thinking can help you with ideas such as cutting the wedding cake before dinner, and then served as dessert.
If possible, keeping all your guests in mind, can you host a hot buffet instead of a larger sit-down dinner? Consider the menu and cuisine too. It is likely that a traditional menu may be easy on your wedding budget breakdown, than something exotic.
The question to ask yourself is, how important are the little details to you? Expensive Champagne or a cheaper substitute? Leave it to the Venue to arrange for drinks or make arrangements yourself at a lower negotiated rate? Custom glasses or glasses for hire (Waitrose and Morrisons offer the service if you purchase alcohol from them).
Little changes, openness to negotiate and flexibility are important if you ask how to plan the perfect wedding on a budget.
Your hen night doesn’t have to be like it’s on TV, does it?
Noone can blame you if you are unwilling to compromise here. However, if your wedding budget is tight and planning the perfect wedding cumbersome, then go easy. Instead of an expensive night-out, can you do an afternoon tea?
There are many other ideas such as taking a Burlesque style dance class together or perhaps even consider having a girls night at home. The point is quality time, which is perfectly possible if you are still thinking about to how to plan the perfect wedding on a budget. There are many hen night ideas you can adapt from everyday life and those will not blow your budget.
Crowdfunding (of sorts) parts of your wedding
Not radical at all. We are talking about your gift list. Think about setting up a honeymoon fund and ask your guests to gift-in to the fund. You can perhaps include all the attractions and excursions you wish for during the honeymoon?
Planning the perfect wedding requires effort, time and a lot of dedication. Above all, if not planned and budgeted for, it can leave you with a debt. We receive several applications every month for the purpose and it is often because people haven’t put the time to think of new ways they can save.
This post can help your wedding planning checklist. If you are willing to be flexible, able to make small compromises, be street-smart with all that is easily available around you, chances are you won’t need an expert.
The team here at Guarantor My Loan wish you the very best and the heartiest congratulations.
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