THE BUDGET SAVVY WEDDING
Weddings are expensive the budget savvy wedding . From the location, to the food, to the dress—there’s a reason why wedding receptions are a multi-billion dollar industry. For the couple looking to create their dream wedding without busting the bank, it may seem impossible to get the best of both worlds. But it’s not. With a little research and some thorough planning, you really can have it all.
SHORTEN THE PLANNING TIMELINE
It may seem counter-intuitive to plan a wedding in less than a year, but by shortening the timeline you focus your efforts. Wedding venues that offer full event staff may be able to accommodate you, even with reasonable short notice.
OR GIVE YOURSELF MORE TIME
By extending your planning, you can take advantage of seasonal sales or discounts. You also increase your chances of getting your preferred dates at your preferred wedding venue.
SCHEDULE THE WEDDING DURING OFF PEAK TIMES
Often wedding venues are slow during Monday through Thursday or in winter and autumn months. When there’s less competition for days, you have more power to negotiate the costs. Also, consider Friday and Sunday night weddings; vendors and wedding venues alike are often less busy these nights.
LOOK OUTSIDE THE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE
EBay, consignment shops, or even vintage stores can equal savings when looking for the perfect wedding dress. Also consider renting. Once upon a time wedding dresses were passed down from generation to generation. This is less common now. Consider renting your wedding dress if you don’t mind not having to worry about preservation of the gown and storage.
CONSIDER SKIPPING OUT ON THE WEDDING DINNER
Why not host a cocktail wedding reception instead of a buffet or sit-down dinner. Or why not have a potluck? A potluck can be a fun way to include family traditions and try new things without busting the bank.
LIMIT THE VARIETY OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Alcohol is one of the biggest expenses of a wedding reception. Why not skip the open bar and serve one or two signature drinks instead? Since most wedding venues charge for every bottle opened, even if it was just for one drink, limiting options can help control costs. Another option is to just serve beer and wine.
SKIP THE TIERS
While wedding cakes with multiple tiers look pretty, they’re also pricey. Consider having a small wedding cake for cutting and a sheet cake to serve. Alternatively, cupcakes are rising in popularity. Not only are they fun, but they’re also easy to serve.
Opt for seasonal flowers and skip cascades when choosing wedding bouquets. Sometimes you can purchase décor items like centrepieces from other brides at a steal.
There are many places a savvy couple can cut costs during the wedding planning process. From location to photos to guest favours, a lot can be said for prioritizing and shopping around. In an increasingly modern and digital age, old traditions can make way for new, and save you a few dollars to boot.
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WHY IS RED SCOOTER MELBOURNE’S MOST POPULAR WAREHOUSE WEDDING VENUES?
It boils down to one simple thing: our mothers raised us right!
Our mums taught us to:
Be considerate of others and their things
Treat others like we want to be treated
Go the extra mile to make people happy
Thanks to these simple life lessons, Red Scooter has made it a point to go above and beyond to give each customer EXACTLY what they want.
LET RED SCOOTER MAKE YOUR WEDDING DAY THE HAPPIEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE
You focus on the ceremony, your family, your friends, and the wild wedding party, and let us handle the details! Our wedding planners will handle everything you need:
Floral arrangements and décor
Catering and bar service
Ceremony and reception seating
Full facilities and amenities for the bridal party and guests
Our Wedding Planner will take all the stress off your shoulders, and will keep things rolling smoothly until the moment you’re ready to take off for your honeymoon.
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The The Budget Savvy Wedding ideas listed here are only a sample of what Red Scooter The Unique Events Venue can provide at our New York inspired warehouse venues. We can tailor any function package to suit your needs – and this is only limited by your imagination. We specialize in making every occasion a unique experience – from your guests arrival to the last dance we will help bring your dreams to life at Red Scooter.
Visit us just outside of Melbourne’s CBD, and talk with our professional event planners to see how our award-winning event planning service can help you create the wedding of your dreams! Your satisfaction is our guarantee, and we’ll take all of the stress off your plate – freeing you up to enjoy the wedding you deserve.
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