You’ve met the man of your dreams, but what they didn’t tell you is how you’ll afford the dream wedding you’ve always wanted. The good news is it doesn’t have to be bank-busting – you can add fairy tale elements to your wedding even with a modest budget.
When it comes to the cake, you’re bound to know someone who can bake. Ask if they’d be willing to bake it for you for the price of the ingredients and a bottle of something nice for their time. This way you’ll be looking at spending nearer to £50 than the £300 it costs for a professional wedding cake.
Getting your fairy tale wedding dress under £1,000 is easy if you know where to look. Many women nowadays choose to sell their wedding dresses online at a fraction of the price that they cost originally, and because they have only been worn for one day there is generally nothing at all wrong with them. If you hunt around you could pick up a designer dress for a third of the initial cost.
A quick and easy way to cut costs is to be strict when it comes to the guest list and limit the number of people you invite to the day do. You could choose to limit the plus ones to the evening do: that’s the fun bit for people who aren’t close to you anyway! Making sure your wedding day only includes those who are closest to you can make for a much more intimate ceremony.
A fairy tale wedding has to include a fairy tale honeymoon. As so many couples live together before marrying these days, traditional wedding gifts like bedspreads or glassware are well-meaning but usually not very helpful. A popular way to make sure you can afford to jet off somewhere sunny and fabulous is to ask guests to contribute towards your honeymoon instead.
The most important thing to remember when planning your wedding day is that it’s all about you and your husband or wife-to-be. Of course it’s nice to have a wedding with all the trimmings but when the day comes, you’ll probably find that all you can think about is the person you are marrying. Some people find it comforting to have a psychic Tarot reading to gain some perspective on the big day.
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