Budget Weddings

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TIPS TO KEEP YOUR WEDDING COSTS DOWN

  1. Opt for a small wedding with your closest and dearest friends

  2. Cut down the numbers in the bridal party

  3. Ask family or friends for help out where they can eg invitations, the cake, driving a car

  4. Think about having your reception on family or friend's private property to cut down venue costs

  5. Shop around for a bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses eg second-hand and op shops

  6. Grow your own flowers or buy direct from wholesalers and make you own arrangements

  7. Make you own cake

  8. Use your own cars and have a friend drive you to the ceremony

  9. If someone you know is handy with a camera ask them to take your photographs

  10. Make your own bonbonniere

  11. Load your iPod or CD player with your favourite songs and play it at your reception

12 Have a cocktail reception rather than a three-course sit down dinner

  1. Opt for a drinks package rather than an open bar

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