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How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget

Amidst the stresses of wedding preparations, few things rival the anxiety induced and that is budget planning. The daunting task of managing expenses for venue hire, guest lists, attire, event arrangements, and catering can trigger stress. But fear not! At Tiffany Chair Event, we created a list of tips to help navigate these financial waters and keep those nerves in check.

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Strategising for a Budget-Friendly Wedding


  1. Consider looking at venue and furniture hire event companies. As hiring venues, furniture, decor has been proven more cost-effective than venues charging on a per-head basis. This approach demands meticulous planning but often yields better value. At Tiffany Chair Events, we offer a range of seating and table solutions that are suitable for weddings.
  2. Intimate Guest Lists : Resist the temptation to invite everyone under the sun. Embrace the trend of keeping the guest list exclusive to close family and friends. A smaller, intimate gathering not only fosters a warmer ambiance but also slashes expenses swiftly.
  3. DIY Invitations: Unleash your creative side by crafting your invitations. It’s not just enjoyable; it’s a savvy move to dodge unnecessary expenses. Visit a local craft store, grab fancy cardboard, scissors, and take inspiration from Pinterest for personalised invites.

Alternatively, if crafting isn’t your forte, consider printable wedding template invitations. Pair them with quality paper from a store like Office works, keeping an eye on additional costs like postage.With many different free platforms and programs online, you can create a the invitation of your dreams. Modernise your approach by exploring free online invitation options like Paperless Post, allowing personalised invites and RSVP tracking.

  1. Self-Stocked Bar: Avoid the pricey route of buying alcohol from venues. Opt for self-catering, hire a bar, glassware, and supply your drinks. Complement the setup with bar tables and high chair bar stools for a relaxed ambiance.
  2. DIY Music Setup: Take control of your wedding playlist by organising it on Spotify. Invest in high-quality speakers to ensure your chosen tunes set the perfect mood.
  3. Essentialist Approach: Distinguish between must-haves and splurge-worthy extras. Focus on essentials like chairs, tables, lighting, speakers, and catering.
  4. One Location for Ceremony and Reception: Consolidate venues to avoid additional transportation costs. Hosting both the ceremony and reception in one place simplifies logistics on the big day.
  5. Wishing Well Contributions: Consider an alternative to traditional gifts by suggesting contributions to a wishing well. Many guests prefer this option, sparing them from shopping dilemmas while offering you practical support. You can have a look at Luxe Hire’s Wedding hire range as they also offer a traditional wedding wishing well.

A wishing well, with its subtlety and warmth, provides a graceful avenue for guests to offer their blessings alongside a thoughtful note or card. Embrace these strategies, and revel in a memorable wedding while staying budget-savvy!

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