Affordable Wedding Planning Tips
Congratulations! If you’re reading this blog it’s likely that you’ve got an exciting occasion ahead of you – or you just really like weddings, it’s ok we don’t judge. However, if there’s one thing we know about weddings it’s that despite it being the most exciting day of your life, it can also be the most expensive. From the flowers to the wedding venue, keeping your wedding on a budget can be a real pain in the – nevermind. But don’t despair! You can start off your wedding planning right by making the most cost-effective decision. And here’s 5 ways to do just that.
1. Affordable Wedding Venues
We all know that mentioning the dreaded ‘W’ can make your budget go from zero to one hundred faster than you can say “I do”, so when it comes to finding the ultimate affordable wedding venue why not think outside the box? Host your ceremony in your favourite public park or botanical gardens and let nature be your florist, or make a hip and unusual statement with a non-traditional wedding venue in the heart of the city – it’s a great way to save on travel expenses and helps you skip the exorbitant price tag associated with more high end venues.
2. Off Peak Venue Hire
Lord knows we love a good mid-week deal and when it comes to planning weddings on a budget this is one red hot tip that you’ll be glad you took advantage of. Skip the stress of planning your big day on weekends and opt for a smaller, more intimate mid-week ceremony. Not only are you guaranteed to save a bundle on locking in your affordable wedding venue, you’re also less likely to be locked into awkward time frames if there are multiple events on the same day. Just be sure to give your guests plenty of notice so they can get the day off work.
3. Affordable Wedding Photographer
If there’s one way to accidentally demolish your good intentions for a ‘wedding on a budget’ it’s this sneaky cost. But don’t despair, in this day and age there a great range of options to make sure your picture perfect wedding is beautifully documented without having to resort to skimping on other important areas of your big day. Consider contacting your local university to see if there’s a student photographer looking to expand their portfolio or lock in a strict 2-3 hour timeframe that covers your ceremony and reception venue arrival. Want to add a fun, modern twist to your big day? Hire a service like ‘Instathat’ for your candid social media snaps and create a fun keepsake for your guests to take home.
4. Affordable Wedding Catering
It’s hard to enough to find a beautiful budget wedding venue in Brisbane without having to consider the stress of catering too! Which brings us to our number one insiders tip for budget weddings ideas. Skip the decadent three course meal (and the decadent price tag it brings) and opt for a chic, cocktail style event complete with canapes and share platters. That way your guests are free to mingle with each other, relieving you of the grizzly task of trying to figure out place settings, table numbers and where on earth you’re going to put your crazy Aunt Shirley.
5. Affordable Wedding Invitation Ideas
So you’ve locked in your cheap wedding venue, Brisbane’s most budget friendly caterers and some fun photography to keep your guests satisfied, the only thing left to make your wedding on a budget complete is the invitations. Fortunately, long gone are the days when wedding invitations meant poring over calligraphy and paper samples. Save your pennies on costly graphic design and printing and opt for online services like Paperless Post. It’s a cute modern way to send out your invitations and an even easier way to keep track of your RSVPs.
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