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Your Complete Guide To Planning A Wedding On A Low Budget

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Low Budget Wedding Venue Ideas

6 Great Ideas For Cutting Your Wedding Venue Costs in Half

  1. Instead of having a venue for the ceremony and another for the reception, combine them and have one venue for both!  
  2. Have an early morning wedding followed by a reception brunch instead of an all-day and night party.
  3. Book a weekday rather than a weekend day
  4. Book out of season, this is usually winter, colder months of the year
  5. Source a newly opened venue looking for clients, offering deals
  6. Pay in full in advance, generally lower prices can be negotiated this way

Cheap Wedding Venues

  1. Backyard Wedding
  2. Park
  3. By a River
  4. At the beach
  5. Community/Village/Church Hall
  6. Sports Hall
  7. Air B&B
  8. Clubs/Bars/Hotels (morning, weekday and out of season)

20 Questions to ask your venue

1. Is the wedding venue available on your chosen date?


2. How many guests can be accomodated, standing and seated?


3. What time can we access the wedding venue to decorate?


4. Can we get ready at the wedding venue?


5. Is there a secure room to store the gifts?


6. Is there disabled access, downstairs toilets?


7. What is the timeline for the day?


8. Is it an open bar, what are the bar prices?


9. Can we bring a bottle, do you charge corkage?


9. Can we instruct our own caterers, bring our own food?


10. What is included in the venue hire package?


11. How many serving staff will be there on the day?


12. Is there accommodation for us and guests?


13. Can we get a discount for block room bookings?


14. Do you have a wedding cake stand or do we bring our own?


15. Are there any other weddings on the same day as ours?


16. What time do we have to leave?


17. What are the cancellation terms?


18. Can I have an itemised invoice - see a full breakdown of costs


19. Insurance?


20. Can we get a better price weekday, out of season, am booking?