Most people know weddings as lavish affairs. There is some truth to this, as this happens only once in your life – or should, in most cases. Still, for couples who are on a tight budget, planning a wedding can really be very difficult because not only do they need to cough up the cash for the venue, they also have to pay for a hundred other things.
Weddings are far from affordable, much less in Brisbane, but there are some things you can do to cut costs when trying to find a wedding venue.
Here is how.
1. Concentrate on Priorities
The Full Moon Hotel suggests determining your priorities when selecting a venue for your wedding. Do you want a great view with little food for the guests, or would you rather have a room with no great views, but with sumptuous food sufficient for all the guests?
Couples, in the haste to plan the perfect wedding, often put wants over needs and end up with unsatisfied guests but with great pictures of the event. This will not do. Determine your priorities to strike a good balance between the two, and often this is enough to choose a venue that works for you.
2. Go for an All-Inclusive Venue
To get good discounts, ergo not pay too much for your wedding reception, experts recommend that you choose venues that provide all-inclusive services. Not only would this save you the effort of having to look for vendors individually, but you also can avail of customised packages that can fit your budget.
All-inclusive venues provide everything ranging from the food, the wine, the venue, the cakes, and even down to the wedding decorations and giveaways.
Do not immediately accept the first offer from a venue provider or wedding supplier. A wedding plan takes place over six months to a year, sometimes even more. This gives you plenty of room to negotiate. Also, be realistic when it comes to negotiating a price, so that a service will take you seriously, or at least treat you with respect.
Weddings are expensive affairs and they are mostly a test for the couple if they can organize such a feat of finances. With a little creative thinking and prudence, though, you can a wedding that looks expensive, but is actually affordable – and no one needs to know the difference!