I had an email from the lovely royal-bride-alike Cat Muddleton this week: she’s a little overwhelmed by wedding budget woes and was looking for advice.
Here’s Cat Muddleton’s email:
Hey Claire, hope you’re ok. I wanted to pick your brains about my wedding budget as I’m getting in a bit of a pickle. This whole ‘royal wedding’ theme is doing my head in. So basically my family feel like they should pay, for tradition and stuff. But they’re not as rich as Willy’s family and so his family feel like they should pay which makes my mum & dad feel bad. And then apparently we’re having some of it paid for by “the public” which is a bit weird – but I don’t want to overspend on anything and I don’t know where to start. My parents have said they’ll supply streamers and party tricks. Willy’s parents have ‘connections’ (bit worried… sounds dodgy to me) and they’re getting the venue for us. For the rest I want to keep costs down but I don’t know how. You know what Willy’s like, he calls money his “spendy buttons” and loves giving them out! Cat Muddleton xxx Sent from my iPhone
Wedding budget advice
These are our favourite pieces of advice about wedding budgets to help Cat Muddleton and any of you who are worried about your wedding budgets.
English Wedding: Wedding Budgets takes you through the average wedding budget, some tips for saving up and advice on who pays for the big day.
Wedding cakes on a budget: This post on the Wedding Genie blog gets straight to the point and shows some favourite wedding cakes for budget brides.
Spending Advice for Brides on the For Weddings and a Fairytale blog: a little advice from me, to you, on there. Some simple and easy tips to save little chunks of money from your wedding budget.
Cheap wedding advice (English Wedding): the expensive things you can do without, where to go for inspiration on wedding DIY
How to have a stress-free wedding: From Sweet Days and Roses, this blog post is a great read for a little perspective. Tight budgets can be stressful and this advice will help you.
To Cat, and to everyone else reading – I hope these articles will help you plan your wedding and stick to your budget. Please use the comments box below if you have tips to share with other brides – I’d love to hear how you’re getting on with your wedding budgets.