Whether you do an intimate backyard bash or a formal church-and-ballroom soirée, weddings can get expensive, fast. Many couples think the only way to save money is to cut the guest list, but that simply isn’t true. There are a lot of ways to trim a wedding budget without losing any of the elements you love. We’ll share a few tips, courtesy of Style Me Pretty, below.
From tents, tables and centerpieces to plates and glasses, renting is an easy, affordable and sustainable way to get the wedding gear you need without spending a fortune. Visit the Broadway Party & Tent Rental wedding catalog for everything you need for your wedding – at a fraction of the price of buying new. (Thinking about simply borrowing wedding items from friends instead of renting? Read our blog post to learn why this might not be a great idea.)
2. Send Digital Invitations
Paper invitations are beautiful – but they can be costly. Save on stamps by sending digital invites. If your heart is set on paper, go halfway by asking guests to RSVP online.
3. Plan a Friday Wedding
Most venues and vendors charge more for Saturday night weddings. By planning your soirée for a less-popular time, such as a Friday or Sunday night, you could save a good chunk of money. Similarly, many Minnesota vendors charge less for off-season winter weddings.
4. Buy a Pre-Owned Dress
Wedding dresses cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, and are worn for just one day! Many savvy brides are now recouping some of that cost by selling their dresses after the big day. Search internet listings or shop at consignment stores to find a good deal on a barely-worn dress.
5. Serve a Signature Cocktail (and Skip the Open Bar)
Everyone wants to be able to host an open bar for their family and friends. But that often comes with a huge bill. Instead of a completely open bar, offer a signature drink on the house to show your gratitude without blowing the budget.
From tents and tables to silverware and serving dishes, Broadway Party & Tent Rental has the Minneapolis event rentals you need for your next party or event. Visit our online catalog and contact us to learn more.