Insider Wedding Hacks Vendors Don't Want You To Know

Weddings are a big deal, and to get them right takes a lot of organisation and money. In fact, there is a whole industry that has sprung up around catering to weddings, and you can hire just about anything from sparkling lit backdrops to medieval bagpipe players to make your day unique. However, if you are looking to run your day on a budget, you may be better off following the tactics below rather than approaching vendors in a traditional way, because by doing so you can save a whole heap of money.

Buy Wholesale
First of all, remember that your wedding vendors have to buy their materials somewhere. Therefore if you approach this place known as a wholesaler, direct you can cut out the middleman and the cost that they add onto the items for finding and providing them.

In fact, this works with many wedding related things from the most simple crisp white table cloths, to more elaborate decorations and objet d'art that are perfect to reinforce your wedding theme and make your day stand out among the crowd.

Be aware though, that for some wholesalers you will need to visit their store in person and set up a business account. Others are more lenient however and have online stores that you can shop in from the comfort of your armchair, so do your research beforehand to make the process a little easier.

Last Minute Bookings
Next, a great tip for saving money on services and items that wedding vendors provide is to consider booking last minute. Yes I know for some brides the stress of this is too much, and they want everything shipshape and Bristol fashion at least a year before the big day. However, for those of us that are little more relaxed about this sort of thing, booking last minute can save a fortune.

In fact, you can book your entire venue last minute and probably spend half the total price you would on your big day. Although, if this seems a little too stressful remember that those vendors that are offering items for the wedding for hire such as vintage crockery and decorations are usually happy to get last minute bookings and so will offer a discount.

Of course, to do this responsibility, you also need to have a plan B that you will be happy with just in case you can't get each what you want for your wedding.

Connect Your iPod
Another area that people tend to spend a lot of money on when getting married is music. String quartets live bands, and DJ can cost a fair bit, especially if they're popular in the local wedding circuit. However, it is possible to reduce this cost, and it's super simple too.

All you need to do is to book you live music for half the time, usually after the food so guest can dance and connect your iPod up to the venues' speakers during the meal. Then you can choose any songs you like and create a free playlist via apps like Spotify, and have some classy background music without the high price tag.  

Last, of all, it is vital to remember that a lot of the fabulous decorations and details that you see on Instagram and Pinterest, ones that can cost you a large wedge of your wedding budget can be made yourself. Yes, it takes a little more time and effort, but as there are so many online tutorials both written and on video it's pretty easy to do.

Use a tutorial like the one above to help you make your decorations.

In fact, all you need to do is decide on the decorations like bunting, paper pom poms, or a seating plan that you want to create yourself. The next task is to locate a tutorial that lists the materials that you will need, as well as how to create the items. Then you can pop to the craft store and stock up and start making.

Of course, if you have a lot of individual pieces to make it is a great idea to get other people that are involved in the wedding to help out too. With this in mind, why not throw regular get-togethers for the bridesmaids and groomsmen where you offer wine and food and put them to work creating your decorations?

After all, for many of the items that can be DIY'd, it is still way cheaper to do it this way, and you get the benefit of hanging out with your wedding buddies and get excited for the big day as well!



  1. Buying wholesale is such a good idea, my friend saved lots of money doing it this way and also buying in bulk.

  2. I love the DIY projects that brides do, there's some beautiful ideas on Pinterest and I think it adds a really nice touch to the special day and it's also nice to keep


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