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6 Easy Things To Give Up To Help You Have An Affordable Wedding

Saving money for your wedding has never been easier.

6 Easy Things To Give Up To Help You Have An Affordable Wedding

Have you been wondering how you’re going to save all that money for your big day? Once you’ve planned your wedding budget, it can be tough to know where that extra cash is going to come from. Luckily, we’ve thought of some simple, easy ideas to help you.

You see, saving money comes from subtle changes in your day-to-day life. Read on to find out which small things you can give up to save more money and have an affordable wedding.

1. Your Morning Coffee

We all love a good morning coffee on our way to work. But did you know that stopping off at your local coffee shop is costing you (on average) a huge £600 a year? Think how much you could do to plan your wedding with all that money.

This is an easy habit you can cut. Invest in a coffee maker, buy your favourite coffee and even get a travel cup, so you can still sip as you commute.

2. Your Weekly Shop

Now we’re not saying to cut your weekly shop altogether, but there are definitely things you can do to lower the total.

Think about it – how much of the food you buy ends up in the bin? We go to the supermarket and buy lots of veggies with good intentions. But it’s no good when they’re being neglected in the fridge.

The best way to save money on your weekly shop is to plan your meals and only buy what you need. Keep a look out for any special offers and sell by dates too.

3. Meals Out

Are you in the habit of nipping to Pret to buy a sandwich each day? Or do you enjoy going out for dinner once a week, or having a couple of drinks? This is one of the biggest ways you can save money.

Switch to homemade soups and sandwiches instead of paying £6 each lunchtime. Find deals for your favourite restaurants. Ask for vouchers for your birthday. Or even better, think of a fun date night in you can have with your fiancé or friends. This is a great way to have a fun night in without the expense.

4. Buying New Clothes

We know this will be hard for some of you but hear us out. First of all, have a wardrobe clear out. We bet you’ll find lots of clothes you haven’t worn in ages that you still love.

Plus, anything you don’t want, you can sell online on eBay or Depop and use that money for a new purchase (or save for your wedding, but we won’t judge!)

5. Unnecessary Bills

It’s hard to see all your hard earned money go on too many bills. Some are necessary, but some aren’t. Think magazine subscriptions, gym memberships, Netflix and Spotify. If you’re not using them frequently, definitely unsubscribe as this will save you so much money.

As for household bills, you can help to lower the cost of these by switching off plugs, turning down the heating and having short showers instead of long baths.

6. Takeaway Meals

You might love your Friday pizza night, but by cutting back on your weekly takeaway meal you’ll not only be saving at least £30 a week (that’s £1,560 in a year), but you’ll also be saving inches from your waistline. Those yearly savings easily cover your wedding dress and more!


We know saving for a wedding can be daunting, but if you give up some simple habits, we believe an affordable wedding is definitely possible.

If you want help planning your wedding around your appointment, book an appointment with a planner at The Wedding Gallery here.

By Holly Sutton

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