When the time finally comes, and you are ready to start planning a wedding, you may often be taken aback by how much certain sources will estimate the cost to be. The trouble is, when it comes to planning a wedding, whenever a business hears that you want their service for your big day, they instantly see pound signs.
It seems if you do a quick search online for the average cost of a wedding nowadays, the result is enough to put you off arranging a wedding and for a lot of people they just do not bother.
The truth is, while Google may tell you that the average costs of a wedding in the UK are £30k, you can still have an amazing wedding for far less than this if you are smart about things.
One of the first things you have to remember is that if your wedding costs £30k, then around £25k of that will just be to keep your guests and everybody else happy. While it may sound crazy, it’s the truth, and when it comes to the wedding of your dreams, it should be more about the two people getting married more than anything else.
Today, we are going to be taking a look at some of the ways you can go about reducing the cost of your wedding massively without having to forgo the glory and beauty of your dream wedding.
Get Married In The Week
One of the best ways to massively reduce the cost of your wedding on all levels is by getting married on a weekday. It seems that most weddings nowadays take place on weekends and doing this can really boost the price.
It is actually thought that if you choose to get married on a weekday, you can save around 30-40% on the total cost of your wedding. Now, when you are making savings like that, you can afford to remove the stress of wedding planning by looking at things like a wedding party planner and maybe even a wedding band to really give your big day something amazing.
Save Some Money On Your Photographer
Believe it or not, when it comes to wedding costs, you can sometimes pay up to 15% of your entire wedding cost on a photographer. Now, while to some, this may seem normal, let's break things down.
If your photographer charges £3500 and you have them for 8 hours, this means you are paying somebody £437.50 per hour to take photos. If you are still struggling to see the point, a cardiothoracic surgeon at the top of their career earns around £50 per hour.
If you really want to save some money, simply visit your local college and ask if there are any photographers that would like to expand their portfolios. You can take two or three and at the end of the ceremony, throw them a little cash to say thank you.
Not only will you get some amazing shots from many different perspectives, but you will also save yourself thousands.
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