A PROFESSIONAL wedding planner has shared the three biggest mistakes couples make when it comes to their big day that they should save cash on.
Hayley, a wedding planner based in the UK, shared a video that detailed the things that cost unnecessary money but make no real difference to the nuptials.
A wedding planner has shared the top three costly mistakes people make on their big dayCredit: Getty
She then went on to share that she thought there were better ways that they could spend their well-earned savings.
Hayley, who has a TikTok account under the name @amae.weddings, explained: “Do you want to know what couples waste their money on for their wedding day?
“I always encourage you to ask me as many questions as you can and recently I got asked a question of, ‘What do couples waste their money on?’”
Hayley – who runs her own company as well as her bridal subscription box, The Wedding Box – went on to tackle the burning question head on.
She replied: “There are a number of things that I personally think people do waste their money on.”
Hayley then went through her top three, including why favours, bridesmaid dresses and other impulse buys.
The wedding planner continued: “Favours for one. They’re always a waste. They get left on the dining table, nobody uses them and they end up in the bin.
“So don’t waste your money. Put it towards something more useful or resourceful, or maybe something like a charity donation.”
The second part of a wedding that Hayley highlighted was “drinks upgrades.”
She revealed: “Nobody is going to know whether you’ve upgraded from prosecco to a champagne – even if the venue is showcasing the bottle.
“It doesn’t mean that much to people, it doesn’t mean as much to them as it does to you.
The third thing on Hayley’s list was “impulse buying” that she says we’re all guilty of from time to time.
Hayley added: “Things like buying your bridesmaids dresses before you’ve even chosen a colour scheme, or committing to a supplier before you’ve even hired a venue.”
Instead, Hayley said the money could be better spent elsewhere and that couples should seriously think through their decisions.
She concluded: “Think carefully, plan ahead, and you can’t go wrong.
“If you do have money left over, what I would recommend is that you put that money towards a second photographer or a videographer – that would be my top recommendation.”
The planner said favours end up being thrown awayCredit: Getty
She also said that drinks upgrades are a waste of moneyCredit: Getty
The UK based planner also said impulse purchases should be bannedCredit: TikTok / @amae.weddings