Planning a wedding is an exciting affair. It can also be stressful, and worrying about your wedding budget is one thing that can constantly stress you out. But this shouldn’t be the case, as there are so many ways to save money on your wedding. If you’re money-conscious, look at the elements of the event and see where you can cut corners. For instance, the venue can put a dent on your wedding budget, but you can do something about it to save some cash. In this article, learn some simple ways to save money on a wedding venue:
Money saving tip:
Getting married on a Saturday is so popular that supplier and rental prices go up. If possible, choose any other day to save money and have more venue options.
1. Hold the ceremony and reception in one place
You can save a lot of money on venue hire fees if you keep your ceremony and reception at one area. For a budget wedding with a small guest list, consider renting out an entire house that has a large manicured garden or alfresco area.
2. Look for a venue that will allow you to bring in vendors
From caterer to suppliers of souvenirs and sweets, having the flexibility to have vendors that you prefer and can afford will enable you to save money.
3. Consider a wedding venue that doesn’t need much work
If the area is already visually appealing in itself, you don’t need to spend too much money on decorations. Think about venues with stunning views, or a garden filled with flowers. Just add some personal touches or lights and you’re good to go.
4. Be flexible about the time and date of your wedding
In general, getting married on a Saturday is so popular that supplier and rental prices go up. If possible, choose any other day to save money and have more venue options.
5. Choose a venue that comes with accommodation
You may get discounts when several guests will stay at the venue. Also, there are venues that offer a complimentary stay for one night to couples. Not only will you be able to save money, it will also be more convenient for you and your guests since you don’t have to travel to the venue.
6. Consider areas that are familiar to you
If you’re planning to have an intimate wedding with a small guest list, you can have a reception that is less traditional at a nice restaurant that is owned by a friend. Or maybe your relatives have a large backyard or outdoor area that is ideal for a casual BBQ party.
Do you know other ways to stick to the wedding budget? Share your budget wedding ideas in the comments section.