Organising the financial side of your big day can seem overwhelming, but there are plenty of ways to cut unnecessary costs without skimping on style or personal flair. From prioritising the non-negotiables to using budgeting tools, we have created a list of financial tips that will help you tie the knot without breaking the bank.
PRIORITISE YOUR NON-NEGOTIABLES
What dress style have you always imagined? Do you want to be classically dressed or are you veering towards something different? As for the reception, are you set on a traditional venue or an alternative/ intimate space? Could you make a clear list of what you are and aren’t willing to compromise? This way, you choose a memorable wedding day for yourself and your wallet. Splurge on what’s most important to you and cut out the rest.
REVIEW YOUR GUEST LIST
Smaller, intimate weddings confined to close friends and family members are a great way to cut unnecessary costs. Having smaller numbers of guests allows you the extra finances to put towards what is most important to you, such as the photographer or the catering.
MAKE USE OF THE TALENT AROUND YOU
Do you have friends or family who are gifted makeup artists, caterers/ chefs, sommeliers, singers, musicians, or fashion designers? Using the talent in your inner circle will reduce expenditure and give the people you love a chance to express their skills and be intimately involved on your special day.
USE TOOLS TO HELP YOU BUDGET
Using a tool like the financial planner empowers you to take control of your finances and make aligned choices to support your dream day. This can be everything from an app to making sure to have a specific journal to keep track of your expenses.
SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
Instead of forking out the big bucks to hire national suppliers, try to support local businesses where you can. From the florist to the photographer, they will not only be cheaper, but they will also likely put extra time and effort into working with you, as it will help build their portfolio and benefit their business.
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