The bride / groom
👰 Be different! For super money saving, think evening/weekday weddings, Friday 13th, afternoon tea, a BBQ, eloping!
🤵 Budget: what can you afford to spend? Include a 10-20% buffer in your budget for inevitable extras
💍 Send an info pack to guests with nearby, low cost accommodation/food spots
👗 Outfits! Try swishing events (clothes swaps), eBay alerts for fave brands and pair up with same size friends
📞 Unless you've got all the £££, you probably can't do all the weddings, but say no asap and be honest
🏩 Book accommodation early for the best deals. Would a late night taxi be cheaper?
hen / stag do organisers
💃 Chat to the B/G to set expectations. Make a budget, take charge but don't be afraid to delegate
🍺 Break it up: Consider splitting the event into parts so that those on tight budgets can still be included
🗓 Ask for £ in advance and set a deadline. Think payday
💸 For big trips, protect your own finances by asking for instalments. Include a buffer to cover dropouts/late payments. Use money left over for taxis/drinks/rude straws..