They say that you can’t put a price on happiness but, unfortunately, when it comes to your wedding day, you kind of have to. When planning your dream day, you don’t want to have to compromise on what you want there. Your wedding reflects you and your partner and the adventure you’re about to embark on together. So, it can be important to monitor the costs to ensure that you’re not overspending in the wrong areas.
According to a survey by Brides Magazine, the average UK wedding budget comes in at an eye-watering £30,111. The figure is taken from an average of what the readers of the magazine spent in all of the key categories. At The Insurance Emporium, we want to help you to make sure that your next game in life’s playground is as magical as possible. That’s why we’ve picked five areas which we class as marital necessities and identified some ways you might be able to make savings!
The dress or suit is such an important part of your wedding day. It will appear in all of the photos. It is a key,
unifying factor in the all-too-crucial theme but most importantly it will make you feel good about yourself on the most important day of your life. Brides Magazine estimate that the average spend on a dress is £1,378 and with a figure like that, it should be simple to make savings. Sample sales, heirlooms, becoming your own seamstress and simply dressing down are easy ways to save money whilst still retaining your own individuality and style.
An integral part of any wedding ceremony, it seems inconceivable that a marriage can be joined without the exchanging of rings. For two little bands of metal, the average cost of £809 seems somewhat high. The wedding ring isn’t like the engagement ring, and we like to think that it’s a case of less is more. Subtler, more understated rings can appear classier and they will no doubt reflect this in the price. You may often find prices online cheaper, so visit actual shops to find what you like and then jump on the net and get it for less!
This is where we think you should get creative! You want your venue to show your guests exactly who you and your partner are. It should showcase your unique personalities and passions in life, so don’t feel restricted to hotels or stately homes. Often, more bespoke weddings can actually cost a lot less than traditional affairs. You can choose to get married in a barn, a forest or even a tipi! There are plenty of companies out there who can help give you an option that may well come in cheaper than the UK average of £3,919!
As mentioned with the wedding attire and venue, weddings are getting a lot less formal. People want the event to be a celebration rather than a ceremonial procession, so the less stuffy and more relaxed the better! This also applies to the catering. The average cost given in the Brides Magazine survey comes in at a belt-busting £3,959 but you don’t have to have the traditional four course wedding breakfast. We’ve seen some great affairs that involve barbecues, buffets of quiches and cheeses or even just a luxury picnic on a blanket spread out on the grass!
The flowers you choose to decorate your venue, adorn your tables and carry down the aisle are a key part of your wedding theme. The average UK spend on floral embellishment is thought to be around £638 but guess what? Flowers are free. There is always an abundance of wild flowers in the countryside that you can use to add a splendid DIY touch to your special day. If you don’t have the time to organise, don’t worry there are still other ways to save money! Decorate sparingly (less is more), don’t be afraid of supermarket arrangements and don’t just assume a larger price tag means better quality.
However much money you manage to save on your wedding, it will still require some significant investment and you might want protection for that investment. Wedding insurance from The Insurance Emporium could help to give you peace of mind as you set off on life’s biggest adventure. Stop by The Insurance Emporium today and find out more!
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