Weddings on a budget!


Every couple planning a wedding have a budget. Whether that budget is a large amount, or whether it is a modest amount, all have a budget to adhere too. Planning alternative weddings on a budget can sometimes be easier to do, depending upon requirements and flexibility.

We are now just a few weeks away from the festivities of Yule and Christmas. December is a popular time for weddings and handfasting ceremonies, and also the most popular time of the year for marriage proposals.

Christmas wedding proposal bauble

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve are favoured times to get engaged. From all the couples who get engaged, not all will favour a traditional wedding ceremony. Some will choose to have alternative weddings which include their families, friends and pets, and reflect their personalities and lifestyle choices.

Alternative weddings are usually very creative events, with a lot of the décor, clothing, transport, food served, wedding cake and rings sourced from online suppliers found usually through social media or alternative wedding fairs such as the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza. Couples who have alternative wedding tend to be more creative, and prefer their entire day including their ceremony to be unique, personal and all about them.

As a wedding Celebrant, who caters for all kinds of weddings, I work with couples who want a wedding ceremony written especially for them; the first and only couple to ever hear it. For these couples their ceremony is the most important part of their day, and everything else is chosen to fit in with their requirements. This includes the significance of their chosen venue, which could be a possible area where money can be saved. Often wedding venues are cheaper in January/February and if you have an outdoor event, the venue could possibly cost you nothing! Woods and gardens, particularly attractive well kept ones in the Spring can be lovely!