5 Creative ways to cut down on wedding costs

5 Creative ways to cut down on wedding costs

With the average wedding in the UK costing roughly 18,000, it doesn’t come as a surprise that more couples than ever are putting off their nuptials for more long-lasting investments. Are you one of these couples? Try not to worry, because with a bit of planning and creative thinking, you can also enjoy the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank. To make the process a little easier, we at wedding car hire have put together the top five creative ways to cut down on wedding costs.

Hire a wedding coordinator

Most couples avoid hiring a wedding coordinator/planner because they think it will break their budget. However, a wedding coordinator can save you a lot of time and money. Although, you should choose your wedding planner wisely. Anyone can call themselves as one, and so you should look for those who are certified by an organisation, or you have heard good reviews about. You should also choose on that understands your own personal theme/taste, so that you don’t have to go round in circles whilst trying to make them vision what you have in mind correctly.

Buy alcohol by the head, not by the drink

This is relevant to you even if most of your guests are non alcohol drinkers. It is almost always cheaper to buy drink by the head. This way guests can drink a lot more, and there won’t be any surprises when it comes to paying the bill. Either that, or organise a bar in which the guests buy their own drinks.

Gone with the custom made invitations

If you are looking to save some money then why not get rid of the traditional wedding invitations, and replace them with some modern day social media invites? You can set up invites via a closed group on Facebook, or message guests individually. Although bare in mind you may need to fork out for a few physical copies for those who aren’t on social media.

Book a budding musical talent

If you’ve always dreamed of having a live string quartet or the most popular rock band at your wedding reception, but can’t afford their fees, hire some music students. We guarantee that your local university or music collage will recommended some students for your wedding music. To avoid a clash of taste, hold a brief audition process for your prospective musicians, or ask them if you can hear them perform at a concert.

wedding transport

Instead of hiring numerous wedding cars for your party/guests, have you thought about booking a couple of our wedding car Hire limos? That way your party will be able to all enjoy travelling to and from your venues together. Plus, they will all arrive on time and together. This will not only settle some awkwardness between family members who haven’t already met, but it will also save you time and money.
Whichever top tip you choose, they are all equally going to save you time and money. Although be sure to enjoy your wedding planning process.