Planning your wedding is one of the most exciting times of your life. If you're like most people, you have likely dreamed of this day since you were a child. But if your grand dreams of the perfect wedding don't quite meet your budget, you might quickly find yourself depressed and wondering why you had such big dreams in the first place. Don't despair! This guide is here to help you choose the right days and type of venue to have your wedding so that your big day is everything you dreamed it would be.
Don't Get Married on a Saturday
Saturday is the most traditional day to get married. Unfortunately, this popularity makes it the most expensive day to get married as well. Venues can only accommodate one or two weddings a day, so they charge as much as possible, and most couples are willing to pay the high price.
Have your wedding on a Friday or Sunday. Venues are not nearly as booked on these days, and you may even find a great deal on a location that you'd otherwise pay more to book.
Friday evening weddings should be convenient enough for your guests to travel from work. Those coming in from out of town will still be able to make it, since they are missing that day of work anyway. They can also fly out on Thursday evening.
Sunday is a day that many people observe religious tradition. But an early afternoon wedding on a Sunday is often just as convenient as a Saturday for your guests.
Use Only One Venue
Save big on venue fees by holding your ceremony and reception in the same location. Unless a certain spot or religious location is a non-negotiable for you, you should strongly consider venues that offer both ceremony space and reception space.
Not only is one venue easier on your budget, but it is easier on your wedding party and guests as well. In fact, you may have more guests stay to celebrate with you if they don't have to drive to another location.
Wedding party transportation is not a budget issue when you use one venue. Since you and the wedding party won't need transportation from the wedding site to the reception, there is no need for a limo.
Now that you know how to save money on by choosing the right day and venue, you can move forward with all the other plans that you've always dreamed of. Have fun planning your wedding and enlist the help of your wedding services professional should you run into any issues.
For a place to get married, consider a church such as Chapel of the Bells.