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Be A Wedding Tight-Ass With These 7 Things

Spend and save: the wedding edition!

Everyone wants a great day but there are some places where it’s totally fine to cut corners and some which you absolutely do get what you pay for. Here’s where to splurge and where to scrimp when it comes to your wedding.

Scrimp on…

The dress…

Think about cost-per-wear (that’s how I like to justify big purchases); your CPW for your wedding dress sucks, so don’t spend a silly amount of money on it!  Showpo has released a beautiful range of bridal gowns for under $350 smackeroos (yes, you read that right), so go check them out. 

Fancy invitations…

You can go all out with invitations but the fact of the matter is that they’re ultimately destined for the bin. Investing in expensive finishes may look great, but do you really want to put your hard-earned wedding dollars towards something that’s so fleeting? You can get some gorgeous but budget-friendly invites that will still make an impression but won’t cost you a fortune.

TIP: Look at invites on Pinterest and make your own! 

Wedding favours…

When was the last time you actually went to a wedding and genuinely walked away pumped about the favours? Most of the time favours can end up being forgotten at the end of the reception so if you’re not fussed about them why not just save yourself the cash and effort and give them a miss?

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The cake…

Do you really need a multi-tiered cake that’s taller than you and comes fireworks to boot? When you look back on your wedding day, we’re betting that what baked treats you had won’t really be one of your most vivid memories. Often having a modest, understated cake will give you just as much joy when you wheel it out to cut it with your newly minted spouse but just with fewer zeros involved.

Lighting…

Do you really need to bring in extra lighting? Firstly, check out what your venue has to offer and see if that will suffice. If not, can you DIY the lighting yourself? Fancy lighting displays when it’s party time have become quite common but often this is something that you could incorporate in your DJ hire arrangement and not have to shell out for separately.

Flowers…

Flowers are an integral part of any wedding day but you can be a bit more strategic in how you direct your floral budget to get maximum bang for your buck. For example, you could invest a bit more on an intricate bouquet for yourself but keep your bridal party’s blooms a little simpler (hey, it’s your day, you’re allowed to have the kick-ass flowers). Or invest in the arrangements for your reception where most of your wedding will be and just keep things simple for the ceremony location.

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The cars…

Honestly, the wedding cars are purely there to save you from you know, walking to your own ceremony so you don’t have to spend up big on them. Whilst a flashy car or a vintage number is great, all you really need is a tasteful car that’s in good working order (probably leave your little brother’s rust bucket out of the equation) and is a fraction of the price.

READ: 7 Things Your Wedding Guests Probably Won’t Miss

Splurge on…

A great photographer…

We get it— wedding photographers can be pricey. However, you will never ever regret having great photos of your wedding so don’t hesitate in hiring a photographer that you know will capture your day perfectly. You can cut corners elsewhere but ensuring that one of the few mementos you’ll have of your day be in capable hands is definitely worth the spend (and the peace of mind).

The venue…

This is where all the action takes place so you owe it to yourself to have a location that you’re happy with. Pick the best possible venue that your budget will allow for and tighten your spending elsewhere.

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Food & alcohol…

A wedding is ultimately one giant party with all your favourite people so it’s important that if you’re going to eat, drink and be merry on your big day, that food and alcohol is something that you’re 100 per cent happy with. If you want to go for the good champagne in this instance you totally should.

READ: The Ultimate Wedding Checklist: From ‘Yes’ to ‘I Do’

Tania Gomez. 

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