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Money-Saving Ideas for Your Wedding!

Perth Bride Magazine - Monday, April 13, 2015


As a bride, you want your wedding to be the most beautiful day. You imagine that stunning wedding dress, flawless hair and makeup, perfect flowers, and inspiring décor.

If your dream wedding seems unachievable because of the price tag attached, the good news is there are some things you can do to help reduce costs: 

  • Have your wedding on a weekday or during off-season months. 
  • Attend bridal exhibitions to maximise any expo discounts that exhibitors offer.
  • Choose flowers that are in-season during the time of your wedding.
  • Work with the strength of others. If you know someone highly creative, enlist their help to design invitations or help with décor arrangements.
  • Look out for second-hand bargains. Many brides often sell their centrepiece vases or décor items online after their wedding.   
  • Keep your bonbonnieres simple and sweet. Mints in a small jar are great, and well appreciated after dinner.  
  • Got some friends that didn’t quite make the cut for the bridal party? Ask them to be your drivers for the day.
  • Have a tier of cupcakes as your wedding cake. To be even thriftier, make the cupcakes with your bridal party.
  • Create your music playlist on a phone or iPod and ask a friend to DJ. 
  • Talk to the married people you know. Ask them for advice and learn from their mistakes.  

By Rachael Tan