Beautiful Weddings on a Budget
At InStyle Floor Wraps, we know that creating beautiful weddings on a budget can often be a struggle for couples who opt to plan the big day without the help of a wedding planner. That is why we have put together some simple tips that will help you create the wedding of your dreams while still maintaining your budget.
Tips for Creating Beautiful Weddings on a Budget
Some simple tips for creating a beautiful wedding on a budget include:
1. Avoid a Long Guest List
While many couples are tempted to invite everyone to their wedding, every person added to the guest list is an additional cost that will have to be covered. Consider saving money by inviting fewer people in favour of a more intimate setting.
2. Have the Ceremony at Home or Outdoors
Instead of renting a building or function hall for your ceremony and reception, which can end up being very expensive, consider using your own home or a public park with a beautiful view. This will allow you to have your wedding outdoors, while also eliminating the cost of renting a venue.
3. Hire a Family Owned Restaurant to Cater Your Wedding
Hiring a family owned restaurant to cater your wedding can be a great way to ensure that you provide your guests with a great meal without going over budget. Family owned restaurants will also often go the extra mile to make your wedding special and tend to be more understanding of smaller budgets.
4. Stock the Bar Yourself
Since alcohol can be one of the biggest wedding expenses, find out if your venue will let you supply your own alcohol. This will allow you to shop around from the best prices, as well as select the exact types of wine, beer, and other alcohol you would like to feature.
5. Advertise for Vendors in Exchange for Reduced Rates
If you are planning on hiring different vendors for different services for your wedding reception, offer to advertise for them in exchange for reduced rates. Consider placing a small card with each person’s place setting that lists the businesses responsible for each service, along with their contact information.
6. Avoid Mentioning “Wedding” When First Hiring a Vendor
Many vendors, such as florists, bakeries, and photographers, markup their services just for weddings. When shopping around, try to get straightforward quotes for the services you need without mentioning that it is for a wedding. This will allow you to get a ballpark estimate for the services you need, as well as provide you with better negotiating leverage when they try to apply a hefty wedding markup for the exact same service.
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