From the proposal to the beginning of the wedding planning, hundreds of ideas are thought of in passing, with many of them becoming serious considerations. However, when the serious planning process gets underway, some of the elaborate plans may need to be scaled down to fit the budget set for the big day. The thought of compromising these ideas for the sake of money may seem unromantic, but with a little canny thinking and planning, every couple can have a dream wedding. There’s nothing more romantic than working together to overcome challenges, and there is nothing less romantic than still paying for your wedding when you reach your 10th anniversary!  We don’t ever want any wedding to not be what a bride and groom have dreamt of, and so the following tips on how to save money on your wedding will hopefully provide some assistance.

Make a budget

Sounds easy doesn’t it? Yet, a lot of couples forget to set a budget before they start planning and costs escalate quickly.

Do your own catering

It may sound crazy, however, if you do it right, you can make this far cheaper than it would be to order a sit-down meal.

Try Groupon

Did you know that Groupon occasionally have entire wedding packages, at a fraction of the usual cost? Along with their competitors, the discount website often offers great deals on jewellery and honeymoon destinations too.

Go off-peak

You can save about 20% to 30% off the cost of a wedding by getting married between November and April – embracing a winter wedding.

Have a look online

It’s a good idea to go shopping at certain shops, to get an idea of sizes, and then wait for an online sale. Or, better still, try to find an online discount code.

Try some DIY

Rather than buying the likes of decorations and wedding favours, why not have a go at making them yourself?

Keep it simple

Ask your florist to use just one type of flower in your bouquet and wedding arrangements. It’s a budget-friendly move and it adds a chic, monochromatic look to your event.

Buy disposable cameras

Place them on each table with a treasure hunt-style list of photographs that you want your guests to take. It means you can hire a photographer for a shorter period of time and let your guests supplement the photo album for you.

Hopefully the tips above will help you plan the wedding of your dreams, whilst keeping within the budget you have set. Making for less stress and a perfect day. Fleur de Lys Bridal have bridal dresses on sale all year-round and you can view them online.