Finding A Wedding Venue On A Budget

Planning your wedding starts with using your imagination . Finding a wedding venue on a budget is difficult but finding a wedding venue that fits your imagination as well as your budget can Planning a Wedding Venuebe a huge challenge but according to Cid Busarow, it can be done.

“Planning a beautiful wedding on a budget is simple,” says Cid Busarow, a successful party planner and owner of the Fish Creek House Bed and Breakfast in Whitehall, Montana.

“By putting a personal touch on everything from table centerpieces to wedding favors, brides and grooms can save while creating memories for years to come.”

While June is still the most popular month for weddings, according to a recent study by Hallmark.com, September and October are quickly gaining in popularity. Cid Busarow offers some great last-minute planning tips this fall for brides and grooms-to-be:

* If renting a reception tent, create a romantic environment by purchasing sheering fabric and 2-inch ribbon from a local discount retailer to drape around the canopy. Create billows of fabric and hang from the ceiling, wrap around poles, and swag in the

* Whether throwing an indoor or outdoor reception, flowers help set the tone but can quickly add up. A typical flower budget is 15 percent of the overall cost of a wedding. Consider using some of the beautiful and realistic-looking silk flowers available today intermingled with arrangements of fresh flowers to keep the romance high and the costs low. The bride and groom can use the silk flowers in the home for years to come.

* Every bride wants to do something unique at her wedding. Create a dramatic, sweet-smelling entrance for guests by lining a walkway to the reception venue or reception tent with fresh rose petals. Also consider renting a bubble machine, available at retailers such as Wal-Mart, for some added ambiance and

* Renting both table settings and white linen tablecloths can get expensive. Instead, consider purchasing clear glass plates from a discount retailer. Stack the salad plate on top of the dinner plate and place a large leaf between the two for a very pretty place setting. Buying plates is often less expensive than renting and the bride and groom can keep them for the years (and dinner parties)

* Remember to keep centerpieces either low enough or high enough so guests can see each other from across the table. A simple cake pedestal adorned with sugared fruits and a candle makes a beautiful and an inexpensive centerpiece. Add to the sugary sparkle by placing candles in votive candle holders to illuminate the centerpieces from underneath. Remember to place approximately half an inch of water in each candle holder or glass for easy removal of melted wax.   Click To Read More  

There are a countless number of possibilities when planning your wedding reception and choosing a great venue. Where you get married should represent you and what best reflects your personality. The total you and it should fit into the image you had envisioned for yourself since you started the actual planning process for your wedding. As you look for your wedding venue, ask yourself if it fits the theme of your wedding? Do you even have a theme? No one is expecting you to produce a Broadway show production, but be sure the location reflects the overall theme and feel that you want your wedding to represent. Whether it be a location, the flowers, the food or your table settings. The location of your wedding reception needs to reflect the style and personality of the bride and groom. In addition, it needs to be an enjoyable, memorable experience for the wedding guests.

Planning a beautiful wedding on a budget starts with selecting a good wedding venue. This will depend on availability, price, location to the wedding ceremony site and its capacity. Having your ceremony and reception in the same location can save you money and stress! One of the most important factors to think about is capacity. If a specific wedding venue cannot accommodate all your guests, you need to look elsewhere. If you can’t seat all you guest, it doesn’t matter how much you want a location. Only visit sites and consider sites that will work with your guest list. You may also try to be flexible when determining your wedding date. Chances are the venue you like is already booked for your date, but you may be able to secure an alternative date. If you really like the site, it may be worth the hassle?

Saving on a wedding venue also starts by finding out how they charge for their services. Most hotels and restaurants charge per person where a flat fee is charged for each guest, including food, beverages, tables, chairs, linens, etc. Other venues such as clubhouses, parks charge you based on a period of time. Finding a reception venue that will allow you to hire your own caterer and also bring in your own alcohol and staff can save you a bundle and in many cases, will you to mold your wedding into the dream wedding you had in mind.

Most importantly you should feel contented at your own reception. Following family traditions is great if those are important to you, but should never be done because you feel pressured by family or guest expectations.

Happy Planning!

Kay Kach


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