Anyone trying to save money on their wedding knows that the cost of the wedding venue is the easiest place to take a huge bite out of your expenses. Renting a venue for your wedding can cost upwards of $10,000 depending on when and where you want to have your wedding, so reducing or eliminating that expense can make your entire wedding planning process much easier. However, most couples want their wedding to be elegant and luxurious from start to finish, and sometimes that can seem impossible in less expensive settings. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to make your inexpensive wedding venue feel like you spent a small fortune to rent it.
Choosing the Right Place
The most important aspect of making your wedding feel luxurious without spending a fortune is to choose a place that conveys class and tranquility. For the money, outdoor spaces are usually your best bang for the buck because of all the natural beauty that surrounds you. Look for places like landscape arboretums and well-manicured city parks as prime locations that are affordable. If the land is owned by the city, you can usually get it for a really low permit fee and you can rest assured that it will be well taken care of in the days leading up to your wedding.
Choosing the Right Activities
The activities you choose for your wedding reception can make the experience feel really elegant or really cheap, so you need to be careful what you plan. You don’t need to spend a fortune on your activities, but you need to make sure you’re stretching your money as far as possible. Consider buying some wedding sparklers to use for your grand entrance into your hall. They are really inexpensive and make a big impact. Also, try to put together your own music playlist and rent sound equipment from a local shop rather than hiring a professional wedding DJ. It will take a little more work but you can still have great dance music while saving money on your wedding.
Decorating on a Budget
Lastly, you need to decorate your wedding venue to look amazing on a budget. If you choose to do your wedding outdoors, a large chunk of this is done for you with the flowers, trees, and natural beauty. Then you just need to remember that everyday objects can be dressed up to look fantastic. Mason jars look amazing with just a piece of ribbon tied around them. Folding tables look amazing with a nice tablecloth on them. By using inexpensive materials to decorate throughout your wedding venue, you can make it feel luxurious without spending too much money at all.