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Save money on your wedding budget

2010 has gone and we are looking forward to see what 2011 will bring! With any luck the New Year will usher in a decade of economic recovery where Brides and Grooms can plan a wedding without all the stress of worrying about whether they can afford this or that or have to pick and choose what they can spend the money on. If 2010 has taught us anything it would have to be how to live with luxury Champaign taste on a beer income without having to forgo any of the amenities. Nevertheless there are ways to shave some wedding expenses and still have the wedding day of your dreams.

One way future brides can make her bridal accessories more affordable without having to give up that element of elegance is using hair combs, barrettes and hair pins instead of the long veil or the elaborate headpiece. You can find hair combs, barrettes and hair pins that are elegantly designed and can be worn again after the romantic wedding for other special occasions.

Exclusive wedding locations

You can cut some wedding costs by having a smaller wedding abroad. For a traditional wedding in the UK most brides and Grooms invites 100 or more weddings guests of which they don´t have daily, weekly or monthly contact with most of the wedding guests – but it is a wedding tradition that more or less everybody has to be invited. Just imagine how much you will save on your wedding by informing your family and friends that you want to get married abroad and you can´t afford to invite everybody. They will understand – and you will save a small fortune and on the other hand, you will only have the wedding attendance you really care about! In addition you may have a destination wedding in a French Castle as Château Hattonchâtel, an idyllic wedding in a Danish Manor House as Skrøbelev Gods or a sunny beach wedding, gazebo wedding at Ritz Resorts in Tenerife, Spain.

Wedding flowers

Another way brides can save some money on their dream wedding is silk flowers – it does not have to be French red roses. The cost of real flowers for unique wedding bouquets and wedding decorations can be astronomical. Silk flower arrangements are beautifully arranged and will last a lifetime. Not only will silk flowers look like real flowers but they can be used again afterwards for home décor as well as make a wonderful keepsake for the Mothers of the Bride and Groom and all the bridal attendants.

Wedding Reception costs for your stunning wedding can really mount up when it is all said and done. There is the food, the decorations, the wedding cake, the alcohol (if you decide to have any) and the music. Now one way to save some money on the wedding music is to have a DJ instead of a live band. With a DJ you get to play the music you want and not just what the band knows how to play. With a DJ you can play music all night long vs. a band who takes breaks after each set and will usually only play for a couple of hours unless you want to pay them more. With regard to alcohol (if you decide to have any) you may want to consider a cash bar. Or you can also decide to serve alcohol for just a couple of hours say at meal time. Either way is acceptable and can really save on the expenses.

Free wedding planner

There is no doubt about it that destination weddings can be costly if you chose the wrong wedding place in UK  – however the wedding location is very important. But by incorporating some of these wedding tips in your wedding planning will help to eliminate some of the wedding expenses. In today’s economy saving just a little bit helps.
If the hotel, inn or castle you have chosen for your wedding have a wedding planner – use the wedding organizer as much as possible, because they have the experience and the local knowledge. The above mentioned hotels all have free wedding planners for the bride to be.

To find beautiful wedding locations at affordable prices visit  Ritz-resorts, they offer you unique wedding locations in France, Denmark and Tenerife, Spain.

0034 922 78 62 00

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Having your wedding in a Hotel is a great choice. Wedding receptions create wonderful memories that you and your guests will remember forever. Hotels provide full service and are ready to accommodate to your every wish and whim. A Hotel wedding reception is an excellent provision and great venue for those out of town guests too. A Hotel venue will open to a world of pure indulgence and total relaxation, one for those who appreciate the finer qualities in life. Make Sure you enquire, how many and what type of other functions maybe being held on the date you have selected, if you don’t ask I doubt the hotel would tell you, perhaps the local rugby teams end of season dinner, children’s birthday party, pensioners get together, personally I have no objections, however you may, Just Ask!!


Choosing a marquee as your wedding venue is the opening to your own flexibility of size, features and design. A marquee enables you to “stamp” your own individuality on what is possibly the most personal day of you life. A venue where you get to paint your own desired picture as you are not dominated by a fixed venues fittings, colour schemes, schedules or menus. When one finds comfort at home, a marquee seems to be the obvious wedding venue right in your own garden. The marquee is an easy transitional structure from daytime elegance to one of an evening haven retreat. Beware! On the downside of Marquees, no one can guarantee the weather, you may have been lucky enough to have been able to view an erected marquee and I am sure every assurance relating to agility and strength will have been given, what happens should the unthinkable heavens open and gale force winds begin to blow. One certainly hopes not. How many hours and at what cost will it be to repair after 100 pairs of size nines have stomped through your years of precious gardening and landscaping. Think carefully about toilet issues!


The exclusive venue hits the nail on the head. This is the venue of venues! Your choice is one of uninterrupted bliss and attention to detail which no other venue can offer. This venue aims at those looking for an unlimited duration of intimate escapism. An unwarranted sense of selfish fulfilment with a unique opportunity to share the day only with ones guests. Consider venues such as a castle abroad or private resort in the sun that will provide lavish locations and will be accustomed to providing solely for the needs of their guests at hand.

Self Catering

A self catering venue is really only relative to small weddings. Outside caterers and waiting staff may well need to be sourced. Venues such as a B&B, local public houses or halls may be of interest allowing you to arrange a less informal celebration. However, this could mean that you have all the locals being present so your wedding day may well turn into open day! I can’t envisage that this would be neither stress free nor cost effective unless perhaps your thoughts include all your guests contributing and bringing a little bit of something with them for your wedding reception. That may well work.

Unusual Venues

Outside of the “approved” venues, church or registry office, there is an apparent growth in civil wedding venues taking place in somewhat strikingly unusual places, often changing contemporary traditions to those of extreme themes, ranging from mountain top to under the deep blue sea! WAIT! Do you think ahead or live for the moment? Weddings are a once in a lifetime experience, will your choice be something you wont want to share later with the grandchildren, one where you are too embarrassed to get out the photo album??


A restaurant venue is a good way to please your guests with a selection of your already tried and tested menu choices probably descending from your own past experiences. The choice of a restaurant will provide an atmospheric venue however, although culinary choices can be made, the palate of colours and interior design are already staged. It is worthwhile remembering, that during your previous visits to the restaurant, you were not part of a large group and for this reason one hopes that the restaurateur can maintain the service and quality to which you have been accustomed.  The obvious question to the host is, whether or not you have the restaurant venue exclusively as the intrusion of paying guests might somewhat upset your day.

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