It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking your wedding won’t be as beautiful as all the others you see online and in magazines if you have a tight budget. We can tell you that is absolutely not true — you can have a fabulous wedding without breaking the bank.
Jess from The Wedding Designer agrees, and promises that they can offer lots of budget-boosting advice: “We even have an unlimited hire package, where our DIY brides and grooms can hire everything they could possibly need or want, including chairs, centrepieces and glassware, for a fixed price!”
To prove it’s not all about the price tag, Jess has shared the story of three of her couples and how they saved money but still had a wonderful wedding...
Bronya and Matt
“Bronya and Matt had such a wonderful idea of having a cake table with lots of different cakes from a local bakery. It was very effective especially when placed on a gorgeous mirrored dressing table. Bronya also found her dress in store and on sale!”
Ordinary cakes bought from a bakery are lots more cost effective than ordering a custom wedding cake. They can be jazzed up, and look amazing displayed at your reception. Plus, your guests have more to choose from!
Kelly and Adrian
“Kelly and Adrian opted to use a family member’s hay bale shed instead of a function centre. We couldn’t believe how gorgeous the old barn was and it was just meters from the river! They did an incredible job of stringing fairy lights to the roof using the farm’s tractor.”
Being creative with your wedding venue can save you a fortune. If you’re not lucky enough to have a family member with a suitable venue space you can use, consider restaurants or community centres as a cheaper alternative.
Nadine and Geoff
“Nadine and Geoff also saved on their venue by using a parent’s property for their ceremony, and the town hall for their reception.”
By keeping ceremony costs down, you can spend more on your reception. Just check with your celebrant that they are able to perform the marriage in your chosen location!
Jess is a big fan of being creative with your wedding budget: “We love it when our clients find little ways to save money, and in my opinion these money saving choices were what made the wedding so amazing! It shows the couples’ personality and tastes, which the guests can then relate to. I would always recommend ways to save money such as these to other couples we work with.”
To find out more about Jess and The Wedding Designer, why not visit her website — www.theweddingdesigner.com.au.