Plan a VIP wedding without breaking the bank
Everyone wants their wedding day to be special, one that you and your guests will remember for years to come. And with so many indulgent celebrity weddings constantly splashed over the covers of magazines and the front pages of websites, there is plenty of glamour and glitz to aspire to. So how to plan your own celebrity-style wedding on the budget of an average person?
By saving on the venue you can spend more money on the little extras, making it easy to create a luxurious atmosphere. Want to get married in a grand hotel or stately home? Look at winter weddings or, if it's practical, bookings during the week to make big savings. Or why not design your own wedding in a more DIY venue? Consider hiring a village hall and personalising it with your own decorations, or hiring a marquee, tipis and a field for a boutique festival-style wedding.
You can also make great savings on food and drink by shopping around. If an up-and-coming local foodie business is looking to make a name for themselves they may well consider contributing to your wedding at a discounted rate, or maybe a local brewery will sell you barrels of ale or cider and you can run your own bijou bar.
Finally, no celebrity wedding is complete without a designer dress. To find one without the movie star price tag, check out second hand dresses on ebay and in charity shops. Or why not commission your own dress from a fashion student? Many are keen to try out new projects and can do great work at amazing rates.