HOW TO SAVE
HERE, FINANCIAL EXPERT JASMINE SHARES HER TIPS ON SLASHING COSTS AS A WEDDING GUEST…
● Don’t be afraid to say you can’t afford it. If the bride has suggested a week away, just be honest if you don’t have the cash and offer an alternative, such as cooking a meal for her. Often, you’ll find you’re not the only one who doesn’t have the budget.
● Don’t splash out on clothes. Of course you want to look – and feel – great, but remember it’s the bride’s day, not yours. If you must have something different to wear, why not borrow from a friend?
● Book trains in advance, use railcards and lift share when you can. Plan ahead as much as possible and use apps like Trainline to scrape back the pennies.
● Book an Airbnb or stay in a cheaper hotel nearby where possible. The bride and groom will understand.