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Managing Your Budget: DIY

[if you are unable to view the film please click here to watch on YouTube]

In our final post on protecting your savings and making your wedding day budget go further, we’re talking DIY Weddings. More and more of you chose to create lots, if not all, of the details for your big day yourselves, which is a huge undertaking and a big responsibility. If things go wrong, there’s no insurance policy to cover you, no refund to be offered – so it’s especially important to make sure that the hard-earned savings you are using to fund your DIY wedding are protected and that’s where FSCS come in, the people who protect your savings – it’s completely free and automatic, so if your bank, building society or credit union fails, you get your money back within seven days (up to £85,00). No phone calls, no being put on hold and no stressing that you won’t be able to finish your metres of bunting or hand stamped stationery. You can check whether your money is FSCS protected at www.fscs.org.uk/protected.

We’ve created a video series full of tips and tricks to help you make those savings go as far as possible. You can see the films on venues, dresses, entertainment and styling here. But today we’re talking DIY and how to make sure you’re not going overboard on the crafting.

And we’d just like to thank the wonderful RMW recommended suppliers involved in producing the series – wedding videography from Lee & Dawn at Shutterbox Films, hair and make up by Emily Kent at The Wedding Hair Company, gorgeous blooms from Jemma at The Country Flower Company, our very own Lottie who runs Buttercream & Dreams (and supplies us with a steady stream of sugar at meetings), The Bridal Boutique Warwickshire, the ladies at Italian Eye and finally Ben at Touch Photography. All super talented, and lovely too, if you decide you need a hand with your DIY projects 😉

Author: Fern Godfrey
Fern spends most of her time dreaming about weddings and trying to convince her long-suffering boyfriend to propose. Lucky enough to live in sunny Cornwall, if you need her – you’ll find her at beach.