|Nova Wedding Planner at Hadlow Wedding Exhibition|
Thursday, 27 October 2011
Credit Crunch Weddings
How to save money and still get the wedding you always dreamed of
The early bird catches the worm
Contrary to popular belief, being organised and booking your venue and suppliers early is another key way couples can save considerable sums. People may argue that sometimes venues will offer a last minute deal on cancelled bookings. However, these deals are few and far between and you are unlikely to get the choice of suppliers and venue you originally had your heart set on. Instead, by booking early you can often secure the prices from the current year, rather than what they will cost in two years time, which will inevitably be more expensive. This option may also allow couples to take advantage of other incentives such as payment plans, allowing you to spread the cost over time and better manage your wedding finances.
Now you may think me biased, but wedding planners are actually a great way to save money. (But I can’t afford a wedding planner I hear you cry!) Once considered the preserve of the rich and famous, increasingly wedding planners are bringing their budgets in line with that of the average bride and groom and are even accepting weddings on a shoestring.
The major incentive of appointing a planner is that they have access to discounts on each and every supplier and venue they organise on your behalf – anywhere up to 10%. These discounts all add up and can write off the cost of the wedding planner or even save you more than their fee. Often couples can feel uncomfortable asking for such discounts, but for a planner this is daily business and they have no such qualms about trying to save their client money.
Meanwhile, couples get a helping hand to navigate them through the pitfalls of wedding planning and access to the years of knowledge and contacts available to the planner.
For more ways to save money on your wedding contact Nova Events & PR Ltd who offer a package for weddings on a budget - visit the website for more details or to book a free consultation http://www.novaweddingplanning.co.uk/budget_wedding.html