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10 ways to plan your Isle of Wight Wedding
for less

1. Keep your cake costs down by going for a naked wedding cake. Fill each layer with butter cream and jam then adorn it with fruits or fresh flowers. Prima Dana Cakes can tell you more about tasty, cost saving cake ideas.

2. Ask your friends, family and colleagues to give you their old flowers just before they begin to wilt (the flowers, not your mates). Dry out your collected petals and make your own confetti – for free!

3. Combine your menu and name place cards by creating individual, personalised menu cards. You’ll save on the cost of additional stationery items and have a unique addition to your table decor.

4. Mix your bridesmaid’s bouquets with berries instead of expensive flowers which may get discarded throughout the day. Be warned – it’s best to do this if they’re wearing darker colours! Flowers by Nic will be able to offer some advice.

5. If you can’t afford to have a beautician apply all your make-up on the day, why not ask for a make-up tuition session as part of your hen night? You’ll be professionally made-up for the night ahead and all your bridesmaids will have taken note so they can help on the big day.

6. If you can’t afford your favourite photographer for the entire day, why not book them for a few hours to capture the most important moments. Lucie at Silk Wedding Photography has some great offers.

7. Why not ask your friends and family to treat you to your bridal jewellery or shoes for your birthday or Christmas, ahead of the wedding?

8. Think about choosing favours that don’t need any extra packaging, which can be expensive. Pre-wrapped sweets or chocolates are a pretty and cost effective idea.

9. Instead of sending out ‘save the date’ cards, why not send your invitations out a little earlier.

10. If your dream venue seems way out of your price range, try and compromise on the season or day of the week – you might be able to secure it for a price that doesn’t break the bank!

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