Gary Cowan | Preston Wedding Photographer - Money-Saving Guide - Venue

Money Saving Guide - Venue

This guide is here to try and help you save money on planning your wedding, just click on the links below for more ideas.


Venue Food and Drink Entertainment Dress and accessories
Honeymoon Flowers & Bridesmaids Outfits Stationery Transport & Cake
Favours Wedding bands Hair and make-up Hen night & Gift List

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• Be flexible: 'Don't venue-shop with a particular date in mind. Choosing your date and picking your venue should go hand in hand

• Have a shotgun wedding: Snap up a top-notch last-minute venue for a fraction of the price

• Reduce your headcount: Fewer guests equals less food and drink (generally the biggest expense).

• Be supplier savvy: Try to avoid venues that insist you use their suppliers - or choose one with a list of approved suppliers that charge a range of prices.

• Don't waste space: Look for a venue that can only just accommodate your guest numbers, that way you're not wasting money paying for space you don't use

• Time it right: A morning wedding and an early brunch costs less than an evening party

• Hire: Resist the temptation to buy lots of decorations, furnishings and equipment.

• Glow for it: Great lighting is vital, but can be expensive. To achieve a wonderful atmosphere without spending a fortune, bring down your venue's lighting to a dark glow and fill your space with candles

• Dress wisely: Don't waste money on decorating areas that won't be seen much, such as staircases and hallways. Save your cash for the entrance, tables and bar.