This book will show you that with a little bit of planning and preparation, it is possible to have the day of your dreams without starting married life in debt. The average cost of a wedding is about as much as a deposit on a house, but one thing the 'credit crunch' taught us all is that there are many areas in our lives where we can save money by doing things ourselves. So why should weddings be an exception? Whether it's boom or bust you don't have to spend a fortune. You really can create your own special day by doing it yourself and having fun along the way. This book is packed with top tips and money saving ideas for: Stationery, Venues, Flowers, Transport, Hair and Make-up, Photographs, Food and Drink, the Reception and much more - including tips from live brides and over 100 budget busting ideas.
Author Lisa Sodeau was married in Ravello, Italy in 2008. As a recent bride she knows how stressful and expensive organising a wedding can be! Her experience of getting married has encouraged her to pass on to others all her money-saving tips and the knowledge she has gained, enabling many of her own friends and family to achieve fairy-tale weddings without eye-watering budgets.
Preface; 1. Stationery; 2. Venues; 3. Reception; 4. Getting married abroad; 5. Transport; 6. Photography; 7. Music; 8. Flowers; 9. Food and drink; 10. Wedding cakes; 11. The Wedding dress; 12. Hair and makeup; 13. Favours; Index.