Weddings On A Budget: How Last Minute Wedding Packages Can Save You A Fortune

Is your tight wedding budget raining on your big day? Let us show you how to get the wedding of your dreams and beat the spreadsheet >>>

Beautiful bride at Rivervale Barn #weddingvenue by Senior Mac Photography
Sarah and Adam at Rivervale Barn by Senior Mac Photography

When it comes to choosing your wedding venue, which wins – head or heart? Your heart says, “wow! This is it!” but your head says, “what about my budget?” It’s hard to put a price tag on the place you’re going to spend the most amazing, romantic, fun-filled day of your lives. But in the game of wedding Top Trumps, budget always wins. That is, unless you cheat. Let us show you how having your wedding this year can help you beat the spreadsheet...

Last minute wedding venues

Did you start planning your wedding on Pinterest before he even popped the question? Great, you’re already on your way to saving money. Last minute weddings are a buyer’s market. And you’ve done a lot of the work already. Now all you need to do is put your plans into action:

If your wedding venue has an Events Manager, use their experience. They’ll be used to planning weddings in a short amount of time and can offer you help and support.
 

Confetti bliss at Mythe Barn #weddingvenue by Andy Gaines Creative

Happy wedding couple at Mythe Barn #weddingvenue by Andy Gaines Creative    Fun on the dancefloor at Mythe Barn #weddingvenue by Andy Gaines Creative

Amazing first dance shot at Mythe Barn #weddingvenue by Andy Gaines Creative
Gemma and Rhys at Mythe Barn by Andy Gaines Creative

Cheap wedding deals

When you hear ‘exclusive’, do you think ‘expensive’? Actually, places that offer you exclusive use i.e. you get the whole place to yourself, can be just as good value as budget wedding venues. Look out for special offers – you’ll find them mostly on dates available this year. And the trick to getting really cheap wedding venues is doubling up a special offer on late availability with an off peak date:

  • Setting a wedding date less than a year away + choosing a weekday or an autumn/winter month creates the maximum saving
     

The happy couple - Farbridge #weddingvenue by Devlin Photos

Natural green, pink and ivory #weddingcentrepiece at Farbridge #weddingvenue by Devlin Photos   Yours for the day - Farbridge #weddingvenue by Devlin Photos

Pretty pink #weddingballoon at Farbridge #weddingvenue by Devlin Photos
Steph and Russell by Devlin Photos

Weddings on a budget

Another way to achieve a double whammy of wedding savings is to go for a venue with a wedding deal and trim other costs too. For example, if your wedding venue has a honeymoon suite, could you do without wedding cars? Or, instead of buying favours ready-made, could you get your mates round and make your own?

Stunning bride at Rivervale Barn #weddingvenue by Senior Mac

Colourful DIY #wedding flowers at Rivervale Barn by Senior Mac   Cute colourful hearts #weddingguestbook idea at Rivervale Barn by Senior Mac

Ballerina bride at Rivervale Barn #wedding venue by Senior Mac
Helen and Kip at Rivervale Barn by Rich Cooper Weddings

We hope that’s given you some food for thought on ways to save money on your wedding and still have the venue you’ve always wanted. See more wedding venue offers 2014.

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