I don't think anyone is under any illusion that saving for a wedding is easy! As soon as the word wedding is mentioned the cost for things seems to be at least doubled. Money starts leaving your hands from all directions. I am in the middle of planning for my wedding and have found a few ways to cut back and even make some money.
- Get cashback
- Buy in bulk
We have saved £100s by finding this website. Many items you buy for your wedding you need to buy more than one, we discovered this wholesale website and it saved us loads. We had seen some things we wanted for our centerpieces and bought one on a well known website which charged us £25, we then found exactly the same thing on this website which was £7! We needed 10 of them so even though there is a minimum spend of £150 it was a huge saving for us and we were able to order lots of other items too.
- Get paid to get fit
We all want to look good for our wedding, so why not get paid to get fit? Use apps like mapmyrun or similar or fitness bands then join bounts and sync them and get paid everytime you exercise!
- Only invite those you want
It is so hard not to get sucked into inviting people that you feel you should or those that you are told you should, but often that increases numbers dramatically. We both had family members that neither of us saw and who we felt we should invite however when we thought about numbers it meant that people that we saw often and want in our lives in the future, so we put our foot down and added them to the evening list instead.
- Earn a bit of extra
There are plenty of websites that pay you to take surveys, watch videos or even play games. My favourite of these is insta, you can quickly earn enough money to cash out. If this is something you are interested in then have a look here for other ways to make a little extra.
Although planning a wedding can be a stressful time it is also supposed to be an enjoyable one so don't let money stand in the way of your perfect day! Congratulations, I hope you and your fiance will be very happy together.