All engaged couples want a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception so family and friends can celebrate the beginning of their marriage. At the same time, many couples are on a budget and need to find a way to make their wedding visions a reality without breaking the bank. One way to stay on budget is by selecting the venue for your ceremony and reception carefully. If you're planning a wedding, use the following tips to save money on a gorgeous wedding venue:
Avoid the Peak Season
One of the easiest ways to reduce costs when booking a wedding venue is by not getting married during the peak season when prices are typically much higher. In many areas, the peak wedding season tends to be from the end of spring through the summer months. Instead of getting married on a weekend in June, consider scheduling your wedding during the shoulder seasons before or after the peak wedding seasons. Since demand is not as high during these times, many venues offer great discounts.
Time of Day
If you have your heart set on a specific wedding venue but the price to book it for a Saturday evening is more than you can afford, consider shifting the time of your ceremony. Saturday evenings are extremely popular for weddings, so wedding venues often charge more for this time slot. To make a wedding venue more affordable, think about having an early afternoon wedding followed by a lunch reception. Some couples even opt for a morning wedding followed by a wonderful brunch reception to maximize their savings.
Day of the Week
Much like the time of day, the day of the week that you get married can make a huge difference in the price of a wedding venue. If possible, try to have you wedding on any other day than Saturday, when wedding venue prices tend to be highest. Many venues will offer a discount for a Friday evening wedding or a wedding held anytime on Sunday.
Choose a Full-Service Venue
Many couples may think a full-service venue that offers comprehensive wedding packages may be out of their budget, but they can actually save you money. When you book with a full-service wedding venue, every aspect of your wedding will be taken care of, from catering and table rentals to the DJ and photographer. Packages are offered at different price points, so you can choose one that is within your wedding budget.
Contact a venue, like The Manoa Grand Ballroom, to get started.