We all know spending for one’s wedding is a real big deal. It is actually the largest spending we’ll do in our lifetime. We want our wedding reception to be classy with the exquisite venue and meal but we wonder if our budget can cover for that.
There are ways to saving money and still having an elegant wedding reception.
Some tips are here to guide you on having an exquisite wedding venue and meal without breaking the bank!
1. Get Married During An Off-Season
Planning your wedding during the off-season will help you cut cost because venues and hotels usually offer lower rates during this period.
You can also choose to get married on a Friday or Sunday as most weddings are held on Saturdays. This will save you a whole deal of money.
2. Cut Your Guest List
If you envisage that your budget wouldn’t be enough to cater for all your wedding guests, then you can consider cutting your guest list to save money on menu, invitations and postage. You’ll also save on the venue because a smaller space will be needed and the rental cost will be reduced.
You can read our article on Who To Cut Down On Your Guest List
3. Have Your Wedding Reception and Ceremony At The Same Venue
Hosting your wedding reception and ceremony at the same place is way to save on the venue fees and to cut costs on decorations and transportation.
4. Buy in Bulk
You will cut costs by buying your wedding items in bulk. This is because discounts are usually given to larger purchase.
5. Take Advantage of the Holiday Period
Having your wedding reception during the holiday period could make you benefit from venues that are already pre-decorated with flowers, light and other designs that can help you cut cost.
This will save you money than buying flowers and paying for decorations.
6. Champagne Can Be Traded Out
It’s not compulsory that everyone toast to champagne. They can toast to whatever they drink rather than spending so much on the purchase of champagnes.
7. Consider The Buffet Service
Having the wedding guests to serve themselves will cut down the costs of hiring staffs to serve the dishes. It’s also a great way to get the guests to mingle at your wedding reception.
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