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Credit crunch chic wedding - Mark and Sarah

Sarah and Mark's Credit Crunch Chic Wedding

Sarah and Mark's stylish, chic wedding would have looked at home in the society pages of Vogue, and yet, it didn't cost the earth. Never has the saying, you can't buy style been truer, as fashionista Sarah pulled off a stunningly stylish wedding without busting her budget. 

Sarah's confident enough to know what she wants - simple, stylish touches here and there that made for a far more stylish wedding than a bride who just throws money at the wedding decoration in the hope that more is more! Cheap bridesmaid dresses french connection- real budget brides - the chief bridesmaid

OK, and I know what you're thinking, it helps that they both look like models.......

Here are Sarah's top money saving wedding tips - 

- Save money on an expensive bridal tiara or head-piece by asking for a few spare flowers from the bouquet for your hair

- Choose a dress that has quite a lot of beading detail around the neckline, so there's no need for an elaborate necklace

- The Bridesmaids wore dresses from French Connection - cheaper than a lot of "Bridesmaid dress" brands, plus no cost for alterations.

- It’s fairly cheap to hire a black cab if in London, rather than going for a classic car & it captures the spirit of a London wedding. It's understated, chic and original.

- The reception venue was our favourite local restaurant at the end of our road. By holding it a restaurant, we found that the hire costs were considerably cheaper than hiring a traditional wedding venue. Plus as the venue was so local to us, we saved money on transport - the groom was able to walk to the church and reception venue from the house.
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  - Mark went for a beautifully, light grey suit, that he’s been  able to wear for several special occasions constantly reducing the cost per wear.

 - We used the same guitarist for the service as during the drinks reception, just changed the type of music from romantic to upbeat

- The men combined the stag with a booze cruise to France & got their favourite wine Villa Maria wine for £4 cheaper per bottle than here in the UK.

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- Finally, cupcakes double up as extra sustenance later in the evening in place of an evening buffet and are an easy take home. Plus we found they were far cheaper than a traditional wedding cake.
All in all a beautiful wedding day that looked infinitely more chic than credit crunch!

Congratulations Mark and Sarah on achieving a stylish wedding whilst keeping to your budget!

With lots of love, The Chief Bridesmaid xoxo