Want to get married on President’s Day? Do you want to feel like the first lady on your big day? Do you want to save money in the process? Here’s how!
Rent a house. This triples as a wedding venue, lodging for out of town guests and a honeymoon spot! If you are having a small wedding, you can invite everyone indoors and have your wedding year-round. Are you having a big wedding? Rent a house with a large backyard where you can have your ceremony and reception.
Get married right before peak season to score on some great discounts! Off-season and holidays are the hardest times for venues to get booked, so they will appreciate the extra revenue. Off-season is during spring and winter.
Save on chairs for the ceremony by exclusing them altogether. Have guests sit at their tables while you get married before them. This will make less fuss after the ceremony when it comes to guests moving around and trying to find their table and seat afterwards.
Don’t use a venue’s vendors since they often have ridiculous prices for their services. Have your own bartender, your own cake, and your own caterer and you can save thousands of dollars!
Do your research. Look up vendors and venues and compare prices. Plan ahead and book your venue and vendors beforehand. Most will offer discounts if you book during off season or holidays.
Get married at a university or college. They often have gorgeous dining halls and aren’t usually booked for weddings. If you know anyone who works or goes there, even better! You may get a discount if you pull some strings.
Choose an already-decorated venue and you won’t have to worry about buying decorations and having to clean up afterwards. Be sure not to damage anything though and leave things in place. You can also choose a venue with a charming garden where you can get hitched under the arch.
Have your reception at a local restaurant which can cost much less than any other venue. The linens, silverware, chairs, tables, and waiting staff are all included! It’s already decorated, so you don’t need to buy any decorations!
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