In Part I of our budget wedding guide we showed you how to save money on outfits, wedding rings and invitations. Here, we give you the Savoo top tips on cutting back on the wedding reception- including food, drink and entertainment.
Only a week to go until Brazil vs. Croatia kicks off the 2014 World Cup, and at Savoo we have been struck down with serious football fever. On Saturday 14th England will be playing their first match against Italy, and if this isn't the perfect excuse for a party then we don't know what is! Here are our favourite Brazilian themed party, food and drink ideas from around the web to help you plan a bash to remember (even if England falls flat on its feet).
Second only to a rainy wedding day in the misery stakes, a washed-out BBQ is inevitable with the unpredictable British weather. Despite being National BBQ Week the sun is refusing to shine, throwing the prospect of a glorious garden party firmly out the window. But never fear: Savoo has rounded up five delicious indoor BBQ recipes which can be cooked on a stovetop grill pan, including pork, chicken, fish, steak, and veggie options (serve with lashings of potato salad and Pimms to pretend you are outside on a roof terrace!).
Only two days to go until Easter Sunday and chocolate is already being passed around here at Savoo (clearly none of us have any self-control!) If you are getting ready for a weekend of Easter egg gorging, then here are five recipes to get your taste buds tingling- all made with the glorious creation that is Cadbury's Creme Eggs.
I've never been one for fizzy drinks, but over the past few months I've developed a taste for Diet Coke which starts rearing its ugly head at around 2pm every afternoon. Whilst my can a day might not be making me fat- despite the chemicals Diet Coke contains very few calories – it turns out I might be increasing my risk of heart disease; a recent study of over 60,000 middle-aged women showed that people who regularly have two or more diet soft drinks a day could be more than 50% likely to die from the condition. Gulp.
Payday is tantalisingly close now, and until then I'm simply hanging on and trying to eat everything left in the flat. Doing a big food shop during the last week of the month is out of the question, so dinnertime becomes a battle to create something even vaguely appetising out of fridge leftovers (crisp sandwich anyone?).
To avoid subsisting on bowls of cheesy pasta until Friday, I have found six different recipes that can be created from things lying around at the back of the cupboard, like chopped tomatoes, potato and tuna. Hopefully you'll find something to tide you over until the end of March!