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We're not all blessed with a creative flair, but DIY is not as hard as you think! We have a few ideas on our blog posts that are pretty simple ways of putting your own stamp on your big day. Why spend more than you have to, that extra money could be put towards your honeymoon, a nicer dress, or future savings! You can always make DIY a bit of fun too, get your bridal party around, crack open a bottle of wine and get crafty :-) Let us know how you get on! If any body has any DIY projects they would like us to blog about, let us know - we are more than happy to help.
Bride on a budget? If it suits you, try an off-peak wedding. Prices are higher in the popular months, such as June and September but hotels often have much cheaper packages during the off-peak times. Maybe that extra cash could be put towards that dress you thought you couldn't afford, or an extra few nights on your honeymoon!
It's time for our Thursday tip :-)!
I think we all shudder a little at the prospect of having to get our hair cut. Is a trim ever really just a "trim"? Changing the colour to something you saw on a celeb that looked great and now freaking out because it turned out nothing like that magazine cutting you brought in?
These are certainly not problems you want to come across on your big day!! Make sure you avoid them by not doing anything too drastic to your hair too close to the wedding, stick to what you know and what suits you. Also, make sure you get your last trim 2-3 weeks before your wedding so that the straight "chopped" look isn't there.
See you back here next week for more tips, don't forget to pin this to your Pinterest page :-)
Did you know that Saturday is actually an unlucky day to marry? However, it remains the day that everyone wants to marry on, and because there are only 52 Saturdays in a year (and some of those are unfortunately in winter) it means that wedding bookings for that day are at a premium.
Having realised this, many couples are now toying with the idea of marrying on one of the more plentiful weekdays. Weekday weddings can save you a considerable amount of money on everything from catering to accommodation, and even photography. Often the weekday prices can be up to two thirds cheaper than a Saturday price! If that isn’t enough to sway you, here are some pros and cons for weekday weddings.
Cost – Everything is cheaper! In some cases you can expect pay over 50% less for venues, vendors and photographers on weekdays. Also, hotels are quieter, and photographers won’t be as busy.
Availability – If you’re prepared to marry on a weekday it’s possible you could have your dream venue, as well as a discount! As many popular locations are booked up sometimes years in advance, it may be wise to keep your options open.
Travel - Is cheaper on weekdays, and better rates are also available on hotels and airline tickets.
Babysitting – It will be easier to find a babysitter on a weekday rather than a weekend for those who have families, or those who just want to have a wedding sans children.
Extras – Some vendors will be more likely to offer a discount or add in some extras if their services are used on weekdays. As hotels are quieter during the week, there’s a possibility of a discount. Any business is good business, right?
Extended Celebrations – A Friday wedding (for example) sees all the excitement and commotion over before the weekend has even begun, leaving you with extra time to celebrate your nuptials with family and friends. Alternatively, build the excitement for a Monday wedding with a pre-wedding event, such a meal or BBQ.
Work Commitments – Between buying an outfit, travel expenses, accommodation, and a gift, guests can end up spending a small fortune to attend a wedding. It might not be a good idea to ask them to take a day off work too, especially if they have far to travel, and might need more than one day off. If a big wedding with all your friends is your dream, then a weekend is probably the way to go!
Traffic – In city locations, mid-week work and school traffic could cause a big problem for you. Imagine how stressful it could be showing up late to your own wedding because you were stuck in traffic. Imagine not have any pictures of the start of your ceremony because your photographer was late. This issue definitely needs to be thought about, unless of course you’re having a country wedding!
Prepare for the worst, those "just in case" moments can happen sometimes! If you're ready for them, they won't spoil your fun :-)