• Danielle Gough

Brides On A Budget - 5 Things You Can Save Money On!

Updated: Jan 20

So we all know weddings can be expensive. No matter how many 'offers' you manage to get or how much 'discount' gets applied, your budget goes out the window pretty quickly! If you have managed to plan a wedding, or are currently planning a wedding, and have stayed well within your budget WELL DONE YOU.


If you haven't started planning your wedding yet or are looking for things to save money on, here are some ideas for you.


Number 1 - The Wedding Dress

You do not have to spend thousands to look amazing on your wedding day! Nowadays you are spoilt for choice on places to buy your wedding dress from. If you go to a bridal shop and fall in love with a gown that is way out of your budget, ask to see if you can buy the sample. Sometimes it is half the price of ordering a new one (this can especially work if it is not a current season style).


The other alternative is to go to a store that sells designer gowns for much cheaper. These maybe new gowns, ex-sample gowns or pre-loved gowns. You can get designer gowns for a little as £89 At Forever Dress.


If you are on a budget - shop around!


Number 2 - The Bridesmaid Dresses

Your bridesmaid dresses do not have to be ordered from a bridal shop! There are so many high street & online stores now selling dresses that are more than suitable for your bridesmaids. My bridesmaids wore dresses from ASOS. I got married in a barn so I didn't want the 'usual bridesmaid' dress. I wanted a comfy, flattering dress that could be altered if necessary.


Some places to look at bridesmaid dresses are: ASOS, Dorothy Perkins, Monsoon, Ted Baker, TFNC, SilkFred, AX Paris and Quiz just to name a few. If you find any amazing deals let me know and I will post them on here and on the Facebook page.


Number 3 - Tulle Decoration

We took a trip to Birmingham market and bought a roll of tulle (we didn't even use it all and literally covered the barn in it). We made curtains to hide what was behind, we used it to cover some of the beams and just general decoration. The roll cost about £70.


Number 4 - Centre Pieces


I saw a vase full of lillies and sparkles in a nice pub in Lytham once and took a picture. I knew that would be what I had for my wedding centre piece one day. I bought extra tall vases from The Range (about £6 - £10 each), loads of lillies from Aldi, and sparkly twigs in the Christmas sales. That was what made my beautiful centre pieces. If I had paid a florist for this it would have cost me hundreds of £££ as I had 10 tables!


Number 5 - Table Plan


Our wedding was based around music and the wedding band we had was The Beatles band from the Cavern Club in Liverpool (that is where our budget went), so our table plan was also based on this. It was made of small LP's (bought for pennies in a charity shop) and the table names were some of The Beatles most famous songs printed on card, cut out and hung on the vase.



Nest week I will give you another 5 things that can save you lots of money when planning a wedding!


I look forward to seeing you then!


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