The wedding reception is the event of the year that you want to pull all the stops out for. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to break the bank to make it a success. There are many ways to make your reception a hit without your wallet taking one.
3 Budget Savers For Your Wedding Reception
- Invest in the best. Plan your budget accordingly, but do so with the intent on hiring vendors that are seasoned professionals in their craft. Your catering, or band, for example, will be able to take a tremendous burden off of your shoulders because they are well aware ahead of time exactly what needs to happen, where to be, and how to perform with professionalism. It pays to hire experience, and it also saves. You’ll be sure to have everything go smoothly, and won’t have any hidden things pop up at the last minute that you didn’t plan for, which translates to more money spent.
- Do yourself a favor and rethink the favors. This is a matter of personal preference, of course, but many receptions feature table personalized party favors such as can coozies, monogrammed candies, etc. These items are lovely to see, and they add a nice touch, but look at it long term. The candy gets eaten, and usually without noticing the personalized initials, and the can coozies usually end up in the same place as dryer socks once they get back home. Splurge on gifts for the bridal party, but your guests don’t need all the pomp and circumstance for something that will be quickly set aside. Remember, they’re there for you. And that delicious prime rib.
- Consider having your ceremony and reception at the same place. This is fast becoming a trend, and it’s a smart one. Keeping everything centrally located makes for an easy transition from the day event to the evening event, and it will save you the cost of having to pay for a separate location for the ceremony. Take that saved money and throw it into adding all the special perks for your reception that you really want. Like that high wire walking tiger you’ve always wanted.
Okay, maybe the tiger isn’t the best idea. Everything else is golden.