Wedding Winners: How To Stop Budget Concerns Causing Major Problems

Wedding Winners: How To Stop Budget Concerns Causing Major Problems

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All weddings are beautiful regardless of the budgets involved. Nonetheless, the rising costs of the average ceremony will put pressure on most happy couples. After all, juggling happiness with financial control has become tougher than ever.  But while money will be a key focus at all moments, you can plan your perfect day without letting those issues compromise your joy.

The key is to take control from the earliest stage possible. Here are five simple steps to help you do just that. Embrace them now, and yours will be the magical day that you deserve.

Step 1: Know Your Budget

 No two couples are the same, and your unique wedding will have its individual budget too. Many people concern themselves with trying to keep with the expected costs involved. In truth, though, the manner in which you use those funds is far more important. Sit down as a couple to work out what you can/want to spend before starting, and you’ll instantly find yourself on stronger ground.

Step 2: Do Your Research

 When it comes to the preparations themselves, maintaining control is crucial. Venue scouting, rings, and the wedding dress will probably be top of your agenda. However, there are many other aspects to consider throughout the planning process. These wedding inspirations can offer great insight into the options and costs of designing the dream setting. Another top trick to save money is to book things early. As soon as your date is confirmed, photographers, MUAs, and other key people should be registered ASAP

Step 3: Take The DIY Options

 Frankly, many of the associated costs can be cut significantly by doing things yourself. Whether it’s creating your own invites or interior design features doesn’t matter. Those touches will soon add up to make a noticeable saving while giving your big day the unique vibe it deserves too. Simple tricks like using disposable cameras to support the professional photos can have a telling impact.   

Step 4: Utilize Your Guests

 Embracing the skills of guests can be the perfect solution for cutting costs too. If a guest is capable of creating the cake, then why not ask them to do that at cost rather than buy you a gift? Similarly, asking the best men and bridesmaids to cover the costs of their outfits can save costs. You’ll be amazed at the influence they can have on the overall expense. Let’s face it; there’s only so many toasters and cutlery sets that a happy couple needs anyway.

Step 5: Consider The Whole Package

 Throughout your preparations, virtually every decision is geared towards the day itself. In truth, though, the financial costs involved can last a lot longer. Not only because you may have paid for some items on credit, but also because there is an array of post-wedding items that need to be considered. Last but not least, you need to think about the honeymoon too. Get those elements perfected, and it will be the wedding of your dreams.


Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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