It’s vital for some bride’s to do their wedding on a budget + we’re all about helping you save as much money as possible for life post-wedding. Because the downpayment on a house, a honeymoon and home appliances don’t come cheap!
Let’s dive right in.
CAN YOU BYO FOOD?
Outside catering can usually save you a bundle! Some wedding venues allow you to choose any caterer to bring in food for your wedding. Be sure to check with your venue to see if they allow this, as well as if there are any additional costs per person, kitchen charges, etc.
IT ADDS UP
Compare what is included in your venue’s rental package to determine what the best value is. Some locations with higher prices offer everything you’d need to host your dream wedding; other venues with lower rental rates may end up costing you more once you piece together all the necessary rentals.
Here is a list of items to consider:
• Dance floor
• Sound system for ceremony and reception sites
• Microphones for ceremony and reception announcements
• Cake stands, punch bowls, glassware, dishes, flatware, and napkins
• Centerpieces and other miscellaneous décor
*** Real Life Bride Tip: IF YOU ARE GOING TO RENT CHAIRS, TABLES, AND OTHER ITEMS, ASK ABOUT DELIVERY FEES AND CONSIDER THE TIME IT WILL TAKE YOU (OR YOUR DESIGNATED PERSON) TO SET UP BEFORE THE WEDDING AND BREAK DOWN AFTER THE RECEPTION, AND TO RETURN ALL THESE RENTED ITEMS. ***
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