4 ways to spend smartly this wedding season
It can be hard to save for the big day when your summer is chock-full of wedding invitations, so be a wedding guest who shops smarter with these clever tips
Hit the salesHIT THE SALES
With guests spending an average of £100 per wedding on outfits¹ - there are simple ways to keep costs down. Finding out the dress code as soon as you’re invited to the wedding means you can shop out of season, and hunt around for more expensive items in the sales. That way, you get the perfect wedding guest outfit for less.
Split the giftSPLIT THE GIFT
The average wedding gift costs £95, according to recent American Express research¹. If you’re looking to save a little money but still get something they really want, you could split the cost with a friend. That way you can get something memorable without breaking the bank, and afford a much bigger gift than you could on your own.
Make a holiday out of itMAKE A HOLIDAY OUT OF IT
Been invited to a wedding somewhere exotic? With 54% of guests attending a destination wedding this year¹, why not tie the ceremony into your wider holiday plans? For even bigger savings, make sure to check how many air miles you’ve accrued – you might find you’re missing out on a useful discount.
Plan aheadPLAN AHEAD
Leaving accommodation and travel plans to the last minute can be a costly approach, so invest time to research hotels, trains and hire cars as early as you can. Once you’ve got a “save the date”, look online to nab some early bird deals. If you don’t have the details you need to book ahead, just ask the bride or groom for more information.
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American Express® understands the pressures that go into planning and attending a wedding, which is why it’s set out to help you be more savvy with your spending. American Express makes sure you get something back on your spend, with an introductory 5% cashback offer available on the American Express Platinum Cashback Everyday Credit Card². And, with Brits spending an average of £432 to attend a wedding¹, including accommodation, outfits and gifts, why not take advantage of this opportunity to make your money work harder? The American Express Platinum Cashback Everyday Credit Card: representative 22.9% APR variable (subject to approval).
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¹Omnibus research was conducted by Opinium, 2,006 adults were surveyed between 18 and 20 April 2017.

²Terms and conditions apply. 5% cashback will be payable to you by us on all your purchases made in the first 3 months up to £100. Introductory offers are not available if you currently hold or have held any other American Express Platinum Cashback Cards in the past six months. Cashback is not earned on Balance Transfers, Cash Advances, American Express Travellers’ Cheques, Foreign Exchange transactions, interest, any spending in excess of your credit limit, charges for returned payments, late payment or referral charges and American Express Credit Card finance charges. Any cashback from introductory offers will be credited to your Account in your card anniversary month. Your Card anniversary month is the one month period each year following the date on which your Account was opened.

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