SMART WAYS TO SAVE
Little gems for spending less, without compromising on style.
Be budget savvy with these four money saving ideas that will make the most of your outgoings
1. THE FLOWERS
Stick to two or three in-season flowers you adore, and bulk up your bouquets with plenty of lush greenery for abundant arrangements, minus the hefty price tag. Red Creative, POA.
2. THE TABLE STATIONERY
Make everyday objects do double duty as place cards and favours: choose something that fits into your colour theme – think a home-grown lemon – and decorate it with a pretty tag and some ribbon or twine.
3. THE MUSIC
Looking for live music to help set the mood for your ceremony and reception? Consider hiring graduate musicians. They’ll be thrilled for the money, and your guests won’t notice the difference.
4. THE MENU
Slash printing costs by writing your menu on a big chalk board or a grand mirror at the front of the room (or only printing two or three menus per table) instead of printing one for each guest.