In 2017, the average cost of a wedding in the UK hit an all-time high. The average spending reached more than £27,161, 9.6 per cent higher than the previous year.
Whether your ideal wedding is an intimate celebration or an all-out extravaganza, your wedding doesn’t have to be expensive to be meaningful. While it is essential to make sure that your guests have fun, your wedding is ultimately a celebration of the love that you and your partner share.
You probably have an idea of the elements of your wedding already planned out, but the reality is that almost everything in a wedding is optional. The balance between selecting the right wedding package and being resourceful with other wedding elements is key. There are price calculators that compute wedding package prices that can help you choose the one that offers the best deals.
Familiarise Yourself with Wedding Packages
There are many wedding venues in the UK where you can have both your ceremony and reception. Doing this guarantees not only the consistency of your overall theme but it also saves times and money. When you select your wedding venue, it typically comes as a package that includes a lot on your checklists such as the coordinator, venue, decorations, food and drinks, and entertainment.
Be Resourceful with other Wedding Elements
You can hire a professional coordinator to consult and research about the breakdown of costs and decide on which inclusions you want for your package and which you could be resourceful about.
When it comes to invitations, thank you cards, and other small decorations, instead of paying somebody else to make them how about you and your partner get creative and personalise them yourself? Instead of asking for tangible wedding gifts, how about involving your close friends and family in the wedding? You can give them important roles in the wedding like officiating the ceremony, hosting the reception, performing for entertainment, ushering the guests and even hiring family-owned catering services for food and drinks. They will feel like they are a big part of your special day and take the task to heart.
Being smart with the selection of your wedding package by knowing what is included and how much is your price range means you can use get creative with other elements and spend more on the sentimental aspects like the dresses, rings, and the honeymoon. Not only is it budget friendly but it could also create for a more meaningful celebration of your special day.