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Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding

Ways to save money on your wedding and add value. That’s what episode four is all about. 

We break down into sections ways to save money on your wedding. From DIY flowers to ditching favours, you can hear lots of tips to help you trim your budget down in certain areas to allow you to spend more on the areas that mean the most to you.

Have you thought about repurposing florals? Or asking your band what extras they might offer so you can make the most of their presence or what about creating gorgeous wedding make up using your favourite brands? We’ve got ALL the ideas for ways to save money on your wedding! And find out the one thing that we think you should always invest in.



  • Natasha & Noah
    We've got such a pretty wedding for you this morning - those of you who love vintage inspired weddings and pastel shades are going to absolutely love it. Natasha is a self confessed afternoon-tea-aholic (!) so she was always going to serve it as her wedding meal and this one looks particularly delic...
  • Regine & Matt
    I am absolutely in awe of this stunning secret garden wedding, planned in, wait for it........ just 8 weeks! It's dreamy, it's beautiful and it looks like the perfect intimate celebration with family and friends. I love all the DIY decor and wild flowers that fill the outdoor marquee reception at...
  • Clare & Chris
    I have never seen a village hall looking so elegant and chic. Well obviously I needed the DIY and styling skills of Clare. Along with the help of her talented husband-to-be Chris and their family and friends, they have showcased that even with a tight budget you can have a dream wedding. And this...
  • Laura & Will
    Laura & Will's intimate French chateau wedding has stolen my heart for many, many reasons. First off, the couple had to overcome their original venue cancelling their booking and rearrange the wedding at a totally different place (although given how stunning Domaine de Ribaute is - we think this...
  • Wedding Party Songs
    Wedding Party Songs - The Ultimate Wedding Party Playlist
    Music plays such an important part of your life. It can literally take you right back to a certain year, a certain boy, or most importantly an epic wedding! My husband & I love playing the game 'what year was that’ when we’re listening to the radio or flicking through the music channels &...
  • Kirsty & David
    Kirsty and David held their rustic Autumnal dream of a wedding at the amazing Barmbyfield Barns, with gorgeous exposed brick, rough white washed walls and enough wooden beams to hang a plethora of fairy lights from, it has the perfect blank canvas for the kind of vibe they wanted to create. Their en...
  • Sophie & Ed
    Sophie is one very lucky Bride, her parents own Longbourn Barn which obviously made choosing a venue rather stunning is this place? If anyone is looking for a dry hire venue in the West Midlands - you MUST check Longbourn out. I couldn't believe my eyes when I read the hire cost and how f...
  • Philippa & Phil
    Our gorgeous bride today wears not one, but two beautiful gowns from Phase Eight, but being a wedding dress designer for the brand I could imagine she wanted to wear them all. I know I would have! The low back & beaded bodice of her ceremony gown is exquisite and the multi straps on her evening ...
  • Lauren & James
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is a lesson in how to make a DIY wedding look stylish. Although their venue is rustic and the couple sourced or made the vast majority of their decor, the whole day looks beautifully put together and not at all home spun or twee. I think that's down to two things - Lauren'...
  • Emily & Tim
    Every wedding moment, decor and detail captured by Claire Fleck Photography at this homespun village wedding will fill you with joy. From the DIY wooden palette table plan, to the hay bale seating areas, not to mention the epic greenery installation, You really get the sense of all the sentiment ...
  • Sarah & Andy
    There is so much love and colour filling this outdoor festival wedding it is guaranteed to brighten your day. Starting with the bridal party's flower crowns popping against their crisp white dresses and following through to the outdoor ceremony arbour and hanging installation in the tipi. If you ...
  • Jamie & James
    If you like your weddings stylish, with lots of foliage and a large helping of industrial vibes, then you're going to love Jamie and James' ode-to-Yorkshire wedding. I love that the duo decided to include only things they loved, like opting for greenery over flowers, choosing a venue with a late lic...
  • Nadia & Alex
    There isn't one part of this gorgeous industrial wedding at The West Mill in Derby that you're not going to love. The venue itself is jaw dropping with its exposed bricks, hanging pendants, and large open space. Add the styling talents of The Vintage House That Could with lots of lovely travel and a...
  • Megan & Tony
    When the team behind the wedding is as fabulous as todays is, you just know the result is going to be gorgeous. Darina Stoda worked her magic on the lens, Swaffham & Fakenham Florist created beauty in the marquee and The Little Lending Co's props and signs really pulled together the 'woodland lu...
  • Charlotte & Ben
    Super competitive couple Charlotte and Ben run marathons in their spare time, so naturally their wedding day was high energy, with a couple of contests thrown in for good measure. From wedding bake offs, with actual medals, to the tug of war, the whole day was about everyone getting involved and hav...
  • 27 Ways To Have A Beautiful Budget Wedding
    RMW The Podcast episode four is out today! And as Charlotte and Becky are chatting ways to save money, I thought it might be a good idea to re-share this post - one of your ALL TIME favourite features, 27 ways to have a beautiful budget wedding. Have a read, then head over to iTunes, Spotify or wher...
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    Stylish Islington Wedding for £5000 with Beaded Needle & Thread Dress
    My heart always soars when I spy a London wedding, especially when I hear their budget was only £5000! Gorgeous Australian bride and groom, Lara and Josh, certainly made the most of North London's offerings with an intimate ceremony at Islington Town Hall, followed by a foliage-filled, champagne-fu...

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Podcast Music by Matthias Harris
Podcast Produced by We Are The Clarkes

Author: Becky Sappor
Becky is at her happiest when dunking a slightly chilled chocolate digestive into a very warm, very milky cup of tea. She also loves her job and pinches herself every day to make sure that she isn’t in a graphic design dreamworld.

2 thoughts on “Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding

  1. I would love love love to make my own flowers out of fabric! Then my bridesmaids can keep them forever and I can keep some around the house to always remember the perfect day. Becky, do you have pictures of the flowers you created? And is there a tutorial? Thank you!! x

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