Never mind the dress, the rings, and the suits; there are many other smaller details to find money for on your special day!
If you’ve got your heart set on a frugal wedding, you might think buying is out of the question. However, while for some items hiring might be cheaper, buying others is more money conscious for the long-run. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of items for your big day that you should buy instead of hire!
Either they will likely be cheaper to buy than hire, or you can get enough use out of them afterward to make investing in them worthwhile!
A very practical aspect of your wedding is your tables, chairs and table decorations! No matter what kind of wedding you’re having, there are likely to be tables there of some sort or another. You’re going to need round and square tablecloths for weddings most often because these are the most common kinds of tables you’re likely to be using. Buy your tablecloths, because not only will they be cheaper, you’ll find a use for them in the future. Also, resist the temptation to hire glass drinks dispensers. They can be massively overpriced, and buying them could cost you either the same or less. Plus, they’re great to have in the kitchen for water or juice. Or you can use them for BBQs, picnics and dinner parties.
Unless you are an average size and height for your country, you’re going to struggle to find a dress that fits perfectly if you hire. Why? Because a hired dress can rarely be altered. However, don’t think this means that you have to spend into the thousands for a purchased dress. There are some fantastic wedding outlets out there that sell some bargain wedding dresses. For many of these dresses, there is absolutely nothing wrong with them! They are just from a few seasons ago. Or, they have been bought for a reduced price from a stockist or store that has gone out of business. This can mean discounts of up to 80%! They also stock accessories like veils, tiaras and shoes in outlets like this too (also massively reduced). After you’re done with the dress, you have the option to sell it and make some money back. Or, do something amazing and give it to charity! Be sure to attach a note to it for whoever buys it telling them the dresses story and wishing them luck!
Games and toys
A final item worth mentioning is any games or toys you decide to have as part of your wedding day. Maybe you will do a circus theme, and so have some hula hoops and Diablos! Maybe you’ll finish off a picnic lunch at a barn wedding with some garden games. Giant Connect 4 and Giant Jenga are great fun for kids and big kids! However, hiring these items could set you back a lot! Buying them won’t cost you all that much more. Instead, you can use them for your own kids or nieces and nephews at home in future!