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.

Summer Ceremony Decor: Arches & Altar Arrangements

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 23, 2013

There are many possibilites when it comes time to choose your ceremony decor, especially when you want your aisle markers, arches or altar arrangements to match your theme. So, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites alternatives for any summer soiree:

Rustic –  Burlap is an inexpensive fabric that is a must-have at any rustic affair. Add to your archway along with unique paper flowers.


Photo: Sarah Kathleen Photography

Purple Rustic Fall Wedding in Texas

Posted by Jeffra on Oct 10, 2011

Laura & Chris

September 2011

Midlothian, Texas


Photographer:  Mulberry Lane Studio | Floral Designer:  Janet’s Flowers | Bakery:  Hot Chocolates | Event Venue:  Honeysuckle Gardens