Weddings can be costly and most of the time you end up spending more than what you have budgeted for.
According to business information analysts IBISWorld 2014, the average cost of a wedding is $36,200 with 6% of couples blowing their budget for their special day. What we seem to forget is that an unforgettable wedding need not be remembered by the size of the bill. There are many ways to cut corners and save money before you walk down the aisle.
A lot of couples say to me that they are not creative enough to do it themselves.. I’m here to convince you otherwise. Beat rather than blow your budget by becoming a DIY Bride!
Let’s start with your wishing well.
You can go buy or hire a wishing well and spend up to $250 but if you DIY you can save $$. Here are a few examples of DIY wishing wells which were made from boxes, suitcases, ribbon and wood.
There are many discount variety stores such as The Reject Shop and Hot Dollar which you can pick up little accessories to suit your wedding theme at a bargain price.
Candy bars are also a very cost effective option for your wedding reception. Who doesn’t like lollies and chocolate? Paired with a personalised favour bag, your guest can take home a yummy treat and remembrance gift from your wedding day.
Thank you cards after the wedding can be just as expensive as the wedding invitations. Our Thank You Magnets are cost effective and a wonderful means of giving your guests a beautiful wedding day photo for remembrance.
By: Melissa Wilkinson
– Melissa is the founder of Personalised Favours and has considerable experience in the wedding industry. She is commonly sought for comment on all things wedding related and has worked closely with thousands of couples to create invitations and wedding favours that are truly unique.