Top ways to save money and have that dream wedding
With wedding season now in full swing, brides and grooms to be will all agree that with so much to plan for, from clothes and shoes to flowers and photography, costs can soon escalate. But saying 'I do' doesn't mean you have to break the bank, Anita Naik, Consumer Editor at VoucherCodes.co.uk shares this brilliant money saving tip to help make your big day a little more cost effective...and it's all in the timing!
There are good and bad months to make pretty much any purchase and this is true for weddings too. From the dress to the honeymoon, these are the best months to buy to take advantage of seasonal sales and price fluctuations:
February - Travel
Travel, flights and hotels are still relatively cheap in the beginning of February. Now is a good time to secure an early bird bargain on your honeymoon before prices go up in March.
May - Jewellery
Whilst there are usually a lot of good deals in May, you are likely to get a good deal on jewellery any time of the year that isn't close to a holiday period. So this means that December will be expensive, due to Christmas, and the same can be said for February with Valentine's Day and Mother's Day in April.
August - Late Summer Travel
Strong late summer travel deals emerge in August, meaning great prices on end of season holidays, flights and connections. If you don't mind taking a risk on the weather, and can take some last minute time off, then now is the time to land a deal on a getaway and secure that honeymoon for less.
Buying out of season is the way to go with big purchases like wedding dresses. Many brides are busy planning summer weddings throughout the winter months meaning December is a great month to negotiate a deal on that dream dress. Sales are slow until spring and the new lines, so now is the time to snap up that dress you spied in summer.
It would be easy to think that the Christmas and New Year demand for bubbly would see prices inflate. However, the festive period actually see's the price of fizz reduce considerably as Champagne houses all compete to sell more units. This means that supermarkets and stores are able to offer consumers reduced prices on their favourite celebratory tipple.