Are you about to tie the knot or helping a couple who is? Is the budget limited, leaving you in search of cheap wedding ideas that will help keep the costs down and the fun high? If so, check out these fun and simple ideas that are sure to jump-start your imagination:
If you would like to have a dinner with the members of the wedding party, think pizza. Most cities have at least one affordable pizza joint with a comfortable atmosphere. Speak to the manager about reserving the appropriate number of tables.
Check with the guests beforehand to make sure the pizza selection will have something to please everyone. Order soda and beer pitchers instead of individual drinks. Plan the order, including the drinks, so that guests will be taken care of but have to pay out-of-pocket for any extras.
Now, when it comes to the wedding itself, there are even more things that can be done to reduce the expenses. Instead of renting a venue, look at free options. Does a close family member have a garden that would be just perfect? Is there a good location that could compromise on some factors in order to accommodate the budget?
For instance, is one religious institution offerings significantly better price options that the other at the top of the list? While some will offer use of the building for free if one or both parties are members, others require a financial commitment. Both members of the couple should be comfortable with the choice of venue.
You might be able to get aid from the women’s church group for a small donation. These women are often highly experienced with the various aspects of wedding planning and might be quite glad to help. Find out if this is an option for the congregation at your church.
Planning is an essential aspect of success, and you should begin early. Whether or not you work with the ladies at your church, the sooner you begin, the better. This gives you greater opportunity to handle snags and to get better rates from service providers.
Having a bartender for the reception is an expense that can be cut. One way is to have a cash bar or to provide free drinks for the first hour or some similar restriction. Speak to the reception venue representative to find out if you can supply the alcohol yourself. If so, you can save significantly over what hotels and similar places charge for the alcohol. Also, consider serving wine and beer only rather than expensive mixed drinks. If a particular mixed drink goes well with the theme, you can offer one for free to go with the otherwise cash bar privilege.
These cheap wedding ideas are a good start to reducing your expenses. Marriage is a beautiful joining of two lives and that celebration should be the focus of joy for everyone. Saving money reduces stress for everyone and enhances the entire event!