PLANNING | 4 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Venue Rental

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Getting married is a joyous and exciting experience for most couples. There are a variety of things that have to be planned out in order for a wedding to go off without a hitch. Coming up with ideas for a wedding card message and booking the right venue are all essential parts of this planning process. Being able to stay organized and on track during this process will allow the couple to have the wedding they want without any issues. Usually, using a budget during the planning process is essential for most couples. Finding the right wedding venue on a budget can be a bit easier said than done. Here are a few things to consider when trying to find the right wedding venue on a budget.

  1. Avoid Saturdays at All Cost

The first thing to remember when trying to find a wedding venue for a good price is to avoid having the ceremony on a Saturday. Usually, this day is the busiest at a wedding venue, which will drive the price of the rental up. By taking the time to figure out another day to have the wedding, you will be able to avoid the steep fees that come with having a Saturday wedding. Working with a wedding planner can make ironing out the details of your ceremony much easier regardless of what day it is on.

  1. Be Flexible With Your Wedding Date

Some couples get so set on a date for their wedding that they forget about being flexible. Having a high degree of flexibility is a great way to get a venue for a lower price. During the slower months of the year, namely winter, outdoor venues will usually heavily discount their prices. This means you will be able to get a great looking venue filled with amenities for a great price. Taking some time to research the various venues in your area is a great way to figure out which one can meet the needs you have. Once you have a list of venues you like, you can start calling around and finding out when their rates are the lowest. While this will take a great deal of time and effort, it will definitely be worth it in the end.

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  1. Narrow Your Focus

One of the hardest things most couples will have to do when trying to find the right wedding venue is narrow their focus. It is very rare that a venue will have everything that a couple is looking for, which is why it is essential to narrow the focus. By getting down to the brass tax of what you want, you will be able to find the right venue and the right price. The time that goes into this type of research is well worth it considering the benefits that it can bring. Getting the right venue for the right price can be done, but it will take some work.

  1. Get Out in the Country

Another great way to save money on the wedding venue you need is by getting a rental off in the country. Most of the venues you will find in the city will be overpriced due to the overwhelming demand for them. Finding a venue out in the country, like if you were to have a woodland wedding, will allow you to get the beautiful backdrop and the great price you are after. Be sure to search around and find a few different venues to choose from. While it may be hard to keep your options open, the benefits this flexibility can present is worth it.

The time that is put into this type of planning will more than pay off in the end. Working with the right professionals can make the wedding planning process easier and more successful. A wedding planner will have the connections and experience needed to get a couple the ceremony they have always dreamed of.

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Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.
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