Guide to Wedding Event Planning on a Budget
Weddings can be expensive, but they do not have to be. It is perfectly possible to have a beautiful and memorable wedding without spending a fortune. Here are some tips for wedding event planning on a budget to get you started:
Trim the Guest List
Do you really have 500 close friends and family members? Probably not. Don’t feel obligated to invite people who you barely know or who you “should” invite because it is polite. There is no shame in not wanting to start your marriage off in debt, so only invite people you actually want in attendance.
Be Smart About the Time
When you hold your wedding can have a huge impact on several things. First, venues typically cost more on the weekends and during the spring and summer, and Saturdays more so than Sundays.
Also, having an evening wedding means providing dinners to your guests, the price of which can add up quickly. If you hold your wedding at an “off” time, you can save a great deal. Try planning your wedding for a Sunday at lunchtime, for instance, and watch your costs decrease.
You probably have a friend or acquaintance that has tables and chairs, speakers, or other supplies you need. Often, your church will have these items. Borrow what you can first.
Rent What You Can
If you cannot borrow it, rent it. Unless you are going to use the item over and over again, there really is no reason to purchase it.
There are probably friends and loved ones who want to help. If they have special skills, you might be able to let them do alterations, bake your cake, make your invitations, or something similar.
Know When to Hire a Professional
Even if you have people to help you and supplies you can borrow, there is a good chance you will hit some sort of snag. That’s just how life goes. If you hit that snag, feel completely overwhelmed, need more help and equipment that you can get your hands on, or just want to breathe, it’s time to call in someone who specializes in wedding coordination.
Here at Essence Events, we can help you have the day you have always dreamed of without breaking the bank. Our wedding coordination team can work with you as much or as little as you prefer. We can be all in or just there for certain tasks and as a support team. No matter what you are looking for, contact us today to learn how we can help you.