We all know weddings are a pricey affair, and hiring expensive entertainers or sitters are not viable options when you’re on a tight budget. Here are 5 of my favourite ways that brides and grooms can have children at their special day without it costing the world.
1. DIY these simple games
Don’t buy games, make them! Here are some handy instructions and a free PDF template for Fill in the Blank. These free printable games like word searches, I Spy, and colouring are amazing for keeping the little ones quiet during the reception. Simply print, provide crayons and they’ll be entertained for hours.
2. Wedding Busy…
My wedding cost a small fortune…luckily my dad paid for it! But that was many years ago and I know of plenty of my friends who are contributing to their own weddings and plenty of others who are getting married for the second time.
So check out this awesomely cool Wedding Cost Calculator that might be useful when you are planning your special day. This interactive, user friendly app considers each element of the cost of a wedding to give ballpark quotes for what each element will cost and helps anyone looking to budget for their big day. From venue and photographer to place settings and hair and make up costs, I reckon that this calculator do some rough sums to understand what you may be able to afford.
Isn’t the average cost of a wedding around £14k today? Thank goodness I got married over 10 years ago.
My wedding outfit cost around £500 in all, but with the cost of weddings, and wedding dresses, soaring a low-cost option will be attractive to many brides to be….or will it?
A wedding dress has to be the most important dress you’ll ever buy or wear, but with the average dress costing hundreds or even thousands, it does seem a lot for just one day.
So could H&M’s first wedding dress – available at the end of March for £59.99 – be the answer? Despite costing a fraction of the price of the average wedding dress (£1,340, according to Brides magazine), it has high aspirations, taking “Hollywood in the 1930s” as its inspiration and promising to …