7 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Venue

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 30, 2013


Photo: Mulberry Lane Studio

It’s a fact — weddings are expensive. That’s why this week on the blog, we’ll be sharing budget-savvy tips to help you cut costs without sacrificing style on your venue, dress, flowers, food, and drinks.

1. Have the ceremony and reception in one location – It will cut travel time for vendors you pay for per hour.

2. Skip saturday – Pick Friday or Sunday. Friday will allow you to extend your post-nuptial weekend, and Sunday will allow you to have a brunch reception.

3.  Think off-season – You won’t have to deal with scorching temperatures and humidity from November to April.

4. Look for non-profits – Did you know that public parks, museums, and historic landmarks are all tax-deductible?

5. Use preferred vendors –  Venues can recommended vendors that can give you the best value based on your budget.

6. Read your contract carefully – Make sure you understand what’s included and what’s not included.

7. Trim the guest list – Invite only the people who are most important to you and your parents, rather than everyone you know.