Are you planning your own wedding very soon? Of course, you would want it to be very special, on a tight budget. Below are 5 low-cost ideas by wedding party planners that can still result to a beautiful, memorable wedding day.
But before you continue reading, here is a quick tip: when you’re coordinating with vendors, make sure not to mention the term “wedding.” The moment this word pops up, expect the costs to skyrocket. To be safe, mention “get together” or “special event.” You can mention “wedding” once you already have a commitment price!
It’s no secret that a wedding reception can consume 50% of your wedding budget. Normally, a couple would allot $20 to $50 per guest. Cut the food expenses to zero by organizing a potluck reception. These dishes are your presents from your wonderful guests. In exchange, you can give them a recipe booklet of all the recipes.
2. Afternoon Picnic
An afternoon picnic wedding can be the most casual, and at the same time, most exciting celebration of love. Why not check your urban farm if they want to rent out their space for your wedding? You can also consider a space in a state park. The beautiful greenery is in itself, an amazing wedding decoration.
How can you save in this wedding setup:
- Provide quality boxed wine rather than hiring a bartender and buying wine cases
- Offer cozy blankets rather than renting out chairs and tables
- Fill picnic baskets with chips and sandwiches instead of getting a caterer
3. Something Borrowed
Do you want a destination wedding, but you are short on budget? Why don’t you browse listings at websites such as HomeExchange and Airbnb. You might end up finding a house with a beautiful yard where you can hold the wedding ceremony. To lower the costs much further, make sure to invite only your closest friends and relatives.
4. On the Big Screen
Look for an independent movie theater in your vicinity. If they are willing to rent out their space, you can reserve one theater, and say “I do” in front. Afterwards, you can screen your favorite movies. Offering lots of popcorn with extra butter is also a great idea to make the event more enjoyable for your guests.
Instead of spending a lot of cash on a classy sit-down reception, you can consider taking your guests in a food tour. By doing so, you can pay a flat amount upfront. It’s also quite an adventure, since the tourist guide will roam you and your guests around various restaurants, and sample 1 or 2 dishes.