Wedding Budget Tips: Where To Splurge

From your beloved wedding dress to an impressive cake and floral displays and of course, your honeymoon… here are the things really worth splurging on!

Your Bridal Look

A gorgeous wedding gown that fits you perfectly and makes you look a million dollars really is worth the splurge, even if you do only wear it once. You will be looking at your wedding photos many times throughout your life, and they will stay in family albums forever! Along with the dress comes the shoes, jewellery and other accessories, but also the hair and make-up. All of these elements can make or break your wedding day look, so make sure that everything works together perfectly and don’t regret spending the money. 

Food & Drink

Whether it is a traditional banquet or a laid-back cocktail party, the dining experience is a key element of your celebration, so make it a special one! Invest in a really spectacular personalised multi-course menu that will tantalise everyone’s tastebuds, or go for an artistic buffet display with plenty of delicious and trendy hot and cold bites. With the help from an experienced caterer, you can make a stunning wedding menu even if it is a laid back BBQ! And to make your wedding reception even more special, hire a stylist to create a mind-blowing dessert bar or cocktail bar.

Professional Photographer

Even if you are on a tight budget and you are trying to save on everything, investing in a good wedding photographer is a must. This is what every wedding planner will tell you, and we couldn't agree more. Beautiful photos will create beautiful memories that you will cherish forever, so splurge on the best professional photographer you can find! 

Wedding Flowers

Flowers have the power to transform any venue and even elevate your wedding day attire, so splurge on divine floral arrangements, opulent centrepieces, big and vibrant bouquets, striking ceremony arbours, elegant boutonnieres and maybe even a lush floral crown for you or your bridesmaids! Hanging floral arrangements are a huge wedding trend at the moment, and instead of trying to DIY baby's breath, find a professional florist who will turn your floral dreams into reality!

Entertainment

At the end of the day, you want everyone to have fun at your wedding, so don’t try to save on entertainment. The type of wedding entertainment really depends on the style of event you have in mind, so splurge on a charismatic wedding band if you want your guests to hit the dance floor, or invest in lawn games if you are planning a laid-back garden party or have your very own firework display at your reception. If you want to impress everyone with something even more original and unexpected, you can even hire a magician or an illustrator.

Wedding Cake

A wedding cake that tastes and looks incredible is definitely worth spending money on. It is going to be one of most anticipated and most photographed details of your wedding reception. Nothing else will wow your guests like a delicious and beautifully decorated cake that reflects your wedding theme, so find a cake maker who can create something really special, be it a spectacular 5-tier semi naked cake, or a picture-perfect tower of mini cakes. 

TIP: Serve your wedding cake as dessert so that it actually gets eaten. Or have your venue cut it up and bring it out for your guests during the later part of your reception (you really can work up an appetite on the dance floor). 

Honeymoon

And after all the food, Champagne and dancing, you will want to relax and enjoy some private time with your new hubby. Your honeymoon should be an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime journey, and it really makes sense to dedicate a big part of your wedding budget to this romantic trip. Book something extraordinary such as a luxury hotel or resprt. Visit a destination you have both always dreamt of… a wild safari adventure or a cruise on a luxury yacht. 

TIP: Why not have a honeymoon registry where your guests gift you money towards your honeymoon? 

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