There’s no denying that weddings are expensive. The average cost of a UK wedding has risen to just over £22K. That’s more than the cost of the average family car and almost the same as a down payment on a house.
Although that sum may be beyond the means of many people, it doesn’t mean you can’t have the wedding of your dreams. One way you can achieve your perfect wedding is by buying your wedding items preloved – and we don’t just mean your dress. Second-hand or preloved wedding props and decor can also be easily sourced and bought. Not convinced? Here are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Preloved Wedding:
- Cheap doesn’t necessarily mean low quality. Unlike other items that you buy second hand, wedding items might have only been used for one day, which means that they’re usually in great condition when they’re been sold on.
- The money you save buying preloved can be spent on other areas, such as a really expensive honeymoon, or an exceptional photographer.
- It can be argued that buying pre-loved is more ecologically friendly than buying items brand new, as you’re reusing items that would have otherwise ended up in landfill. So, not only can you feel smug about saving money, you can also give yourself a pat on the back for doing your bit to save planet earth.
- Preloved items often have a story behind them. Who can forget the heartwarming story of the wedding dress donated to a St. Gemma’s Hospice charity shop, Leeds with this note attached:
The note read, ‘I wish any lady who takes this dress to have a life with her loved one, 56 years like I did, happy years. I was a lucky man to marry a lady like mine.’
After a Facebook campaign the widower was found and the dress was sold to the highest bidder, raising lots of money for the hospice in the process.
A love story like that is the perfect happy ever after, don’t you think?
The Nuptial team x
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