We all know that length of engagement, special dates as a couple, and venue availability, along with several other factors, play a role in choosing your wedding date. If you are open to options, there are ways to save some money from the get-go when selecting THE day for your BIG day.
Month. The wedding industry has peak and slow seasons. With some vendors and venues, choosing a slower month can be budget-friendly. These months are usually cold or hot, but regardless of the season, beautiful weddings happen year round.
Day. Almost every venue offers a discounted price for any couple considering any other day outside of Saturday. With Saturday being the most sought after wedding day of the week, it typically comes with a higher price tag. Friday and Sundays are the second most popular. If the majority of your guests are local, choosing a Friday night may be a great option. And Sunday brunch weddings are a new trend that offers charm and sophistication. If you are on a tighter budget, weekday weddings are welcome by all vendors!
Time. Being strategic with your timeline can be a big cost saver. Consider timing the reception to begin a little later in the day and serve passed apps instead of a full dinner. This will save a lot on your catering budget. Or perhaps have it earlier in the day and serve cake, coffee, and mimosas. Whatever your style, adjusting the timeline so that a full meal isn’t expected can help with your budget without losing any style! The wow-factor of a beautifully curated cheese board is a divine option as well!
These are all things to consider early in the process when you are deciding on the style and vibe of your wedding day, along with vendor budget allocation. The best part of the month/day/timing strategy is that you can remain budget-savvy without sacrificing any of those gorgeous pins lining your Pinterest board! For more help on starting off the planning process on the right foot, take our WEDDING STYLE QUIZ.
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