Top tricks of the trade to save you money with these handy wedding venue hints…
By now, you will almost certainly have discovered plenty of creative and exciting ideas on sites such as Pinterest that you would love to have at your wedding. Extravagant decoration, cute favours, and intricate stationary are of course beautiful ideas, but they all cost money and can quickly stretch your wedding budget beyond what you can afford. Your venue hire cost will likely take up a large proportion of your budget, but there are several tricks to push this cost down, in order to afford any extra details that you desperately want. Bijou Wedding Venues – those experts truly in the know – reveal their top wedding venue hints and tricks for keeping costs down…
The savings you could make by simply switching your wedding from a Saturday to a Thursday can be unbelievable. Remember, you will be receiving exactly the same service, food and drinks as any other day of the week, but due to lower demand, these are always far cheaper. Swap to a Thursday and you’ll see the price reduce dramatically again. As long as you give your guests enough notice, it won’t be a problem – so send those ‘save the dates’ asap!
Wed in Winter!
Similar to the savings you can make by marrying midweek, the same is true for different seasons. Summer is bestowed with the status of ‘high season’ because of the greater chance of good weather, but couples often forget that in the UK, the weather simply cannot be relied upon! Choose a winter date in low season instead, and you can forget about gambling with the weather and instead focus on creating a magical winter wedding.
Push Back Your Date!
If you absolutely must book your wedding during the height of summer, you can still make your budget work for you, simply by postponing your wedding for an extra year – or two. This will allow you to save for the wedding you really want, without having to make compromises. Always be sure to check what payment options your venue offers. You may be able to pay smaller installments monthly, or delay payments until closer to the date, allowing you time to save. Alternatively, bring your date forward to perhaps take advantage of a late availability offer.
Stick to the Menu
On such a special day, you’ll want to serve your guests the most exquisite food. Make sure when choosing a venue that their menu is of an equally high standard. If you choose a luxury venue, you can trust that even their regular menu will be of the highest quality, meaning you won’t find yourself having to pay expensive supplements just to ensure that your menu choices match your expectations of the rest of your day.
Reduce Your Guest List
This is an obvious way of cutting your costs, but it doesn’t have to burden you with guilt. Perhaps consider if your work colleagues really need to bring a plus-one who you don’t know; colleagues will have a good time celebrating with each other. Be clear with your parents (especially if they’re contributing financially) if they have any expectations for who should be invited and consider separating your guest list into day and evening guests, as long as you’re aware of any minimum number requirements.
For more brilliant ideas and money-saving top tips visit Bijou Weddings at bijouweddingvenues.co.uk