How to be a savvy 2018 Bride!
If you’re feeling a little on edge about the cost of a wedding, that’s totally normal! Couples can sometimes get hooked on prices and compromising on areas of their wedding that actually they’d love to include such as their dream venue. These pointers will ensure you stay in budget, keep calm during the planning process and find ways of incorporating everything you want into your wedding day.
Pinterest is a great way to follow the trends and get ideas for your big day. If you don’t already have Pinterest then this is a must – it will soon become your best friend. Pinterest allows you to gain inspiration from pictures and you can select the photos you love to create your idea of the perfect wedding.
Staying organised is one of the most important things in order to stay savvy – purely so you can see where you are with your spending. If you love spreadsheets, this is your chance to go crazy! Alternatively, sign up for the free online Guides for Brides Wedding Planner. You can work through your checklist in the lead up to your big day, manage your suppliers and quotes, organise your guest list and table plan ready for the venue, all while easily being able to keep track of your budget.
Look at other people’s weddings
Have a peek at other weddings and see what you like, what worked well for them and if anything that others have done suits your vision. Why not take a look at our Real Weddings and have a nose at other couple’s wedding pictures and experiences of the big day.
Launch your personal wedding website
Super popular this year is the wedding website trend. you can add your engagement story, collect your guest RSVP’s and menu choices, upload your timeline for the day, all in one easy place for your guests to see. You don’t even need to send invites – what a great way to save on stationery costs!
Do your research
Make sure you explore all your options so you know that you’re making the right decision and the most cost-effective one. Get quotes from different suppliers, meet up with them and see if you trust them to bring your vision to life. Don’t make snap decisions; this is the biggest and most important event you will ever plan so make sure it’s perfect.
Why not think about ways you can add personal touches on a budget. Being a DIY bride is no bad thing and can end up saving you hundreds of pounds if you’re creative with it. Friends and family are often happy to help out as well, so why not organise a night in and get your besties on the glue and glitter trail. For a bit of inspo, why not take a look at our make your own leaf confetti blog to get you started.
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