How to have a wonderful wedding without breaking the bank

Weddings are becoming increasingly expensive, but there are many ways of having a super chic wedding without breaking the bank. Here are some clever tips to help you have the wedding of your dreams without the credit card bill nightmare!

Style on the aisle

There are so many wedding dresses to choose from nowadays, from designer boutiques to high-street brands. You don’t have to blow your whole budget on a gorgeous dress for your big day as high street stores have been keen to get in on the act of supplying wedding attire. Stunning dresses can be found at places like Monsoon, ASOS and many others. There are also dresses for the bridesmaids, grooms and every member of the bridal party.

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Photo booths are a lot of fun at any kind of celebration but can get a little pricey. Why not consider setting up your own? Get hold of some vintage props (charity shops are a good place to look), a polaroid camera and let guests create their own hilarious pictures in your Bournemouth venue. You could also ask guests to use their smartphones to take photos and upload them to social media using a special hashtag. This will save you some money to put towards hiring a photographer, as those photos will need to last a lifetime. For a Bournemouth Wedding Photographer, contact Nick Rutter.

Week day

Whether you fancy get hitched in a rural barn, a former inner-city warehouse, a medieval castle or a posh hotel, choosing an off-peak time will see a significant reduction in the cost. By saving here, you can splash out on other areas of the wedding that are more important to you. You’ll need to give your guests plenty of notice, so they can book time off work.


If you have the time and a little creativity, making your own wedding stationery will save you a pretty penny. You can also make it uniquely personal. Perhaps you have a creative family member or friend who can give you a helping hand.

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Wedding Cake

One large masterpiece of a cake can easily set you back a small fortune. Instead, you might prefer to offer a table of cupcakes, small cakes or macaroons instead. This way you can cater to many different tastes, they can double up as dessert and/or wedding favours too.


Budget décor doesn’t have to look cheap. Sometimes a little chic simplicity looks incredible and has the most impact. As they say, less is more! The best plan is to collect things slowly in the lead up to the big day, spreading the cost over a few months.



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