Even if you are on a tight budget, you can still have a beautiful and enjoyable wedding reception that guests will talk about for years to come. Here are a few tricks of the trade to help you make your day memorable without the constant reminder of bills for years to come.
Have a Friday or Sunday Wedding
The fact is that Saturday is the most popular day for weddingsn and other special events across the board. That means you’ll pay more for the venue and possibly even for some services. Switching to Friday evening or Sunday gets you cheaper rates and makes it more likely for all of your first choices to be available as far as vendors are concerned. As an added bonus, you can often get cheaper rates between December and March.
Decide What Means the Most to You
What will be the most important features of the wedding? Is it having the dress of your dreams? Providing guests with an exquisite meal? Having top quality photos or video to look back on? Providing a band for dancing? Once you have made these decisions, you are ready to see where to cut prices and where to spend money.
If a meal is the big thing, you can splurge on plated meals instead of going with a cheaper buffet-style option. If the dress if everything to you, maybe you even plan to save it for future generations, go for what you want. But if not, you can save a ton of cash by shopping off the rack. If your friends will dance to anything, save money by hiring a DJ instead of a band. If photography is your thing, you may have multiple photographers or videographers. If you don’t need a lot of pics, hire one person to shoot from the ceremony through the cake cutting.
Hire the Right Event Planning and Catering Company
Caterman Catering has the connections you need to plan the perfect wedding in the San Jose and Bay areas. Our event planners can work well on a budget, we know many of the area’s top vendors, and our catering services provide a memorable meal for your guests. Call 408-441-8719 to speak to one of our event planners today.