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Wedding vendors: We need your help to come up with great but cheap wedding venue ideas! How can DIY couples cut down on the cost without cutting out the elegance?

asked Jul 7, 2014 in Venue by Alison

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Choose a day where most people don't get married..such as a day during the week or a Sunday. Also be careful with the DIY projects..all the materials add up. If you must cut back don't do wedding favors.

answered Jul 7, 2014 by anonymous
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Since busy season for wedding vendors is usually in the summer time, some businesses may be willing to cut you a deal for an Autumn wedding. Makeup artists, bakeries & even some wedding venues may lower their prices in an attempt to generate business during their off season - so keep an eye open & don’t forget to ask. The worst thing they can say is no!

answered Jul 7, 2014 by anonymous
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Try to look for a place that can serve both a ceremony and a reception. This could help you minimize expenses of having two venues. One thing more, Guests likes when they don't need to travel from the ceremony to the reception!

answered Jul 8, 2014 by Hannah
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Consider your own house or the home of a parent, in this case you could eliminate the cost of renting a place and you could make a memorable ceremony as well.

answered Jul 10, 2014 by Emma
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Hi!  Planning a budget friendly wedding can be a challenge.  Try a local park or a backyard wedding.  There are parks with pavilions or even a barn.  And, you can have a great backyard wedding if you hire the right help to make it perfect.  Other ideas might be a local bed and breakfast where you can spend the weekend and save on transportation costs or a community center with a party facility.   Good luck!

wendy h

angel of hearts weddings

philadelphia, pa

answered Jun 19, 2015 by anonymous
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To help keep your costs down look for venues that allow outside caterers. This eliminates you from meeting higher food and beverage minimums and gives you the flexibility to work with a price point that you are comfortable with.


Leanza Kauffman

Event Sales & Marketing Manager

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Charleston, South Carolina

answered Jun 25, 2015 by anonymous
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There are several things that we need to consider while planning, for wedding. Selection of venue, caterers, decor and many other things all should be in the budget. The most important thing is to select the venue that provides all the services at one place, then it is quite reasonable and moreover all the arrangements are made at one place only. I had my wedding at the Addison on June 24th, 2015.They made the entire wedding planning process simple, which was perfect with all the arrangements. It was such a unique and beautiful venue, blended with delicious food and a professional staff.

answered Oct 30, 2015 by francesbryant