Throw a tea party.
Wedding receptions don’t always have to be at night. Wedding reception parties normally cost far more if they are set up for a dinner type of setup and this is something that you ought to take into account when you are thinking about how your specific wedding reception is supposed to go down. one thing that will prove to be particularly helpful in keeping your reception costs at bay would have to be the changing the time of the day that you are holding the wedding reception in. instead of opting for a night time type of setup, why not plan it during the day instead? Opting for a tea party type of reception will save you a lot of money in such a way wherein the food options will cost you significantly less. Come to think about it, a tea setup can be refreshingly different and something that will give you and your guests something to really look forward to. This can trim your budget down right off the bat and you wouldn’t even have to sacrifice anything while you are at it.
Cheat through the sheets.
Are you spending all that money on your wedding cake only for it to get ruined when it gets cut up and handed out to the guests? You can preserve your wedding cake as long as you would like by opting for some basic sheet cakes cut up in the back and handed out to your guests at the reception instead. For as long as the cake tastes good, you can bet your bottom dollar that none of your guests will even notice that they don’t have the same cake that’s being displayed at the front. If you want to be extra cheeky about how much your cake is costing you and your partner, you can even go as far as opting for a fake but gorgeous wedding cake. Have some Styrofoam wrapped up in decadent and colourful fondant and you are good to go. Bakers have been faking tiered wedding cakes for the longest time running and you can be rest assured of the fact that this isn’t something new to them. Get your Nottingham wedding photographer to photograph the cake in the best way possible and you will surely have phenomenal wedding photos with a super expensive looking cake to boot.
Use your miles when flying.
If you are planning out a destination wedding, the costs of airfare can be a little too much and can take a toll on your wedding budget. If you have been accruing miles for quite some time now, you can actually opt out of the costs altogether by paying for the airfare using your miles instead. Make sure that you cover for important vendors such as your Nottingham wedding photographer if you are planning to whisk them away to a location other than the local area that you are in.
Do away with the extra luxuries but know your priorities.
If you can afford it, good and well, go for it. If you can’t though, there isn’t any reason why you should take on the extra pressure of going for them because you can skip out on these little luxuries altogether.