Saturday, 10 July 2010

Top Tip Week ♥1

We love weddings, but we don't like how much they cost. I've figured out that if I was a billionaire, every second of planning my wedding would be pleasureable, because the only thing that really worries me is the cost. Right now, I'm worrying about the expense of catering, but next week it'll be the stationery, and the week after that, I'll be anxious about whether I should be spending over a grand on my dress. One thousand pounds? That's a lot of money to be spending on something I'll only wear once. So, inspired by my own desire to keep the cost of our wedding manageable, I've come up with a few tips which should help you save your pennies. I'll be posting one a day, so keep coming back for more, or sign up for free updates here!

Top Tip 1 - Your Reception
Save money and surprise your guests by serving a traditional British tea rather than the standard 3-course meal. Vintage is a huge trend in weddings this season, so hire antique crockery and cake stands from Pretty Vintage or Eclectic Bliss for that classic olde-English feel. Ask your grandmother to knit tea cosies for a personalised effect, and hand-hem floral material for sweet mismatching napkins. Cabbages & Roses or Cath Kidson are renowned for their old-fashioned fabrics, and if you're not handy with a needle, learn how to sew via Ooh. Instead of one grand (and pricey) wedding cake, ask your bridesmaids to get baking, and offer prizes for the best-tasting and best-looking!

Photo Credits - {clockwise from top left} 1. Olivia Brabbs Photography, 2 & 3. Eclectic Bliss, 4. Marianne Taylor, 5. Olivia Brabbs Photography

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  1. We're having a traditional afternoon tea. I'm such a cake monster, I can't wait!

    Lovely post x

  2. Good for you! I'm with you on the cake business....

    Editor, Before the Big Day


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