Keeping Wedding Costs Down

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I’m at WeddingWire World this week and have been shocked to learn that the average cost of a wedding last year was over $29,000.  Should I say sticker shock?  When I got into the wedding business I wanted to offer a venue at a reasonable price.  I am offering a complete rental package without add-ons.  We can also do the flowers for your wedding day without breaking the bank.  The greatest thing about getting married in a barn is that you can be as casual as you like.

Ways to keep cost down

  • Limit guest list to those you really want to share your special day
  • Use flowers that are in-season, roses are available all year
  • Wear your mother or grandmothers dress, if that is not possible shop during sales
  • Make your own veil or buy a vintage hat and embellish
  • Have the guys wear beige pants with white shirts and bowtie
  • Skip the favors, most people don’t need anyhting else-instead make a donation to your favorite charity
  • Make your own programs and menus
  • Or use chalkboards and really save
  • Get married where nature is your decor-mountains in the background and a beautiful arbor
  • Limit alcohol to beer and wine and don’t buy too much and limit the bar time to happy hour and then during the meal
  • Have a simple buffet
  • Use a venue that provides plates, flatware, glassware
  • Avoid the dessert table and serve cake only
  • Don’t like cake, consider cookies or pies
  • Hire a DJ to keep your party going, shop around
  • Hire a day of event coordinator, you will be glad you did
  • Plan early and shop sales
  • Have fun, enlist friends to help