Your wedding day is going to be one of, if not the, most important day of your life, so naturally you want it to be nothing less than perfect. If you’re engaged to tie the knot then you won’t need yet another lecture on the importance of searching for the best interest rates on savings; you already know the importance of getting the best value for your money, so today this post is designed to help you make the most of this – offering you helpful tips and advice on the best ways to save money on your wedding.
Of course, your wedding has to be designed with you in mind – after all the ceremony is largely about reflecting the personalities, views and preferences of the couple getting married. However there is no getting away from the fact that creating this personality will come at a cost…
Wedding Season Costs
Getting married in the height of wedding season can raise wedding costs significantly for the simple reason that you’re competing with people for the same venue. Therefore having your wedding off-season can reduce costs significantly as there is not nearly as much competition for particular weekends. Similarly, moving your wedding from a Saturday to a Friday, for instance, can minimise your costs due to less demand for a week day wedding. As our marquees are installed and dismantled on weekdays there is no difference in the marquee cost no matter the day, however, you may still find that it reduces your costs with caterers, dj’s/bands etc…
The venue is without a doubt one of the first things that should be considered when planning a wedding on a strict budget. National Trust houses and private gardens make a perfect venue and often the houses have marriage licenses, meaning you can tie the knot and have the reception all in one place! How about hiring a private cottage – this would make the perfect venue for an intimate reception. Don’t forget to sniff out any deals or offers: will the vendor offer you the catering too at a fraction of the cost? Can they supply a photographer at a discounted rate? You could consider having a marquee in your or a relative’s/friend’s garden. If you keep the marquee fairly basic and opt for food such as a hog roast this can save a lot of money.
If you’re on a bit of a tight budget, then keeping your guest list as short and sweet as possible will help dramatically with costs. The majority of caterers will charge by the head so trimming your numbers will really help save you money. It’s important to be mindful and stick to your guns with wedding invitations – don’t feel bullied into inviting the world and his wife, people will understand financial restrictions. Remember that this day is all about you.
Finally; relax! Yes, weddings are notorious for being stressful, but the best day of your life shouldn’t be clouded with financial woes, so forget about the money, smile and say, ‘I do.’
Here at Crystal Marquees we take great pride in hosting Wedding events. We cover Surrey and the surrounding areas with our exceptional wedding marquee hire services.
Owner and founder of Crystal Marquee Hire.