Finding the right venue for your wedding can be an overwhelming process. But take it from me, there are ways to save money on venues and still be able to have money left for your dress, your photographer, and entertainment! I’ve called out a few tips here:
• Try places with natural beauty, historical appeal or modern twists that don’t need much added to them: a museum, park/garden, library, etc.
• Have your wedding ceremony and reception held at a hotel, and ask for discounts when family and friends are staying there. Reserve a block of rooms for your guests several months before the wedding for the best rates. Speak with the appropriate manager when asking for discounts and reserving rooms
• Ask for deals when negotiating the costs for your reception hall. For example, if you are able to pay up-front, you should be able to obtain a 20% discount on your reception
• Ask the manager to throw in extras. Use hotel house linens instead of renting. Hotels and catering halls have their own props and centerpieces that they are happy to loan.