Getting married is usually very expensive. Whether you opt for a simple registry office ceremony and then a reception at a simple venue or a jet-setting wedding with no expense spared, the chances are that you will still need to save up money for it.
If you and your partner are already living together, it can be difficult to save up for your wedding. There are so many different daily expenses to contend with that can interfere with your ability to save anything at all! Thankfully, if you are wondering how to save for the big day, we have compiled a list of 7 money-saving tips to help you out.
Consider Changing Utility Providers
One of the main expenses that most households have to contend with is utilities such as water, electricity, gas, the internet, etc. Whether you are renting a house or you own your own property, utility bills can be expensive. It is usually worth looking into whether you could be paying less money each month with different providers. Sites like utilitybidder.co.uk can help you compare the options available.
Audit Your Streaming Services
Many households regularly pay for streaming services that they do not use enough for it to be worth it. For example, do you need to have Netflix, Apple TV, and Hulu? When it comes to services like Netflix and Spotify, why not split the cost with your family to make it cheaper.
Cook Your Own Meals
Do you spend a lot of money on eating out and ordering takeaways? If you are looking to save money, buying fresh ingredients, and making your own meals can save you a surprisingly large amount of money. You can even grow a bonsai apple tree to save the cost as this particular one is easy to grow and an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Use Money-Saving Apps
An old saying says, “look after the pennies, and the pounds will look after themselves”. Money-saving apps like Plum can automatically round up payments to the nearest dollar or pound and automatically put that extra money into a fund that is there when you need it!
Whether you are buying a new toaster because your old one has broken or buying clothes, choosing to buy second-hand rather than brand new can save you a lot of money. Often the value of an item depreciates significantly because that item is no longer brand new, even if it is still in very good condition! For the types of equipment that are required only a couple of times in a year like a snowblower or log splitters, renting them will help save a lot.
Vacation at Home
If you are thinking of taking a vacation this year, why not consider staying at home instead of going abroad? This does not mean you have to stay in your own house (although a “staycation” can be surprisingly enjoyable!), but staying in your own country or state can save you a lot of money on traveling, and you can still have some unforgettable experiences!
Sell Unwanted Items
These days it is easier than ever before to sell unwanted items. Using eBay, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or other sites can help you get rid of unwanted items and make some money from them in hours!