So the big day is creeping up fast and I thought I’d put together a post today to share some more things I’ve been doing to save the pennies on our big day!
You obviously don’t have to scrimp and save to the extent that we have, but I love me a bit of DIY and would much rather be spending all the extra dollar sipping on a strawberry daquari in the Caribbean sun!
Buy faux flowers instead of the real thing
Flowers can set you back a small fortune and I decided after visiting a wedding fair that I could create my own bouquets and flower arrangements for the centrepieces at a fraction of the cost.
A standard bridesmaid’s bouquet could set you back £70, but a faux flower arrangement could cost around a fiver (all depending on what you’re after!)
Create your own invites
Pinterest is such an amazing place to go for inspiration and isn’t limited to just invites! I decided to start playing around with my own ideas on Microsoft Word and the Canva app (which is great for all kinds of graphics!) after mooching around online and again seeing what was out for offer at the wedding fair – once I had my design I went back onto Amazon and ordered myself some brown card to try out my designs on.
Check out discount wedding dress stores
I got my dress at a wedding dress discount store called WED2B. All dresses come in at under £600 which is amazing for the budget follower in me and they’ve got a huge variety of sizes and styles to choose from.
My friend Claire brought her dress to me to alter a few months back, after seeing the amazing quality and checking out their reviews online, I decided that I would take a trip to our most local store in Milton Keynes and picked up my dress!
The idea of it is you don’t book appointments, pick 4 dresses to try on at a time, wait in a queue to meet one of their team who will help you try them on and you can continue to do this throughout the day.
Yes it’s probably not as luxurious as having a whole store/ shopping assistant to yourself for an appointment – but the amount of money you save is definitely worth it!
You can check out some of their designs and find your nearest store in the UK here
I’ve also included a couple of snaps of me wearing dresses so you get an idea of what it’s like there (and no, I didn’t buy any of the ones I’m showing – that’s a surprise you’ll have to wait and see!)
One tip I would share is to try and avoid going at the weekend when it’s at its busiest and get there on a weekday!
Customise your own decorations
I knew I wanted to go a bit rustic/handmade with our theme and that I wanted rose gold and blush pinks everywhere. With this in mind, every time I went out I would search for glass jars for centrepieces and little knick knacks I could customise to fit with our theme.
I got my friends and family to save glass jars and tins which I could spray paint or wrap twine around, letter plaques of our initials and other bits and bobs I could customise.
Don’t disregard places like Poundland or B&M
I’ve found some great things in these places and it’s definitely worth hunting around before you click order on Amazon!
This light box was just £7.99 in B&M – when I was hunting around on Amazon I was looking at spending £10+ for the exact same thing plus shipping!
I found battery operated fairy lights in Poundland which saved me spending more Online plus shipping!
And they’re just a couple of tips I wanted to share with you all today! I’m sure once the day gets a bit closer that I’ll have some more things to add, but please let me know in the comments below whether you’ve enjoyed this and if you’d like to see some more wedding related content on here!