Planning your wedding budget
With the average UK wedding costing around £27k, your wedding budget will be the deciding factor for many of your wedding-related decisions, so this should be one of the first things you look at before booking or planning anything.
If any family members will be contributing, chat with them about what they’re comfortable spending. If you’re paying for everything yourself, it’s time to take a good look at your finances. Be prepared for a reality check when it comes to actually budgeting for your wedding day as many couples don’t realize the full scope of costs involved. Once you’ve got that magic number, stick to it!
I recommend sitting down with a spreadsheet and listing out everything you're hoping to have for the big day...from the venue and photographer, to the table decorations and guest's take home gifts if you're having them. The do some research on pricing and list next to each item what it will cost. Then add it all up and if it's over budget, look at what you can get rid of or DIY. Most common things that cost money that aren't necessary are the guest gifts, gifts for the wedding party and decorations. You can totally just decorate a venue with fairy lights and it will be perfect!