If you’re in the midst of wedding planning, it’s likely you’re looking for any quick wins to keep inside your wedding budget. One thing you might not have thought of is the surprising amount of ways you can save money on your wedding venue.
Nowadays many brides to be are eschewing the traditional and opting for a marquee as their wedding venue. Hiring a marquee doesn’t only beat the cost of traditional wedding venues: there are many other ways to save money on your big day with marquee tent hire in Brisbane.
If you’re struggling to find a wedding venue that fits into your wedding budget, below we’ve listed just a few of the ways you can save even more money by getting married in a marquee.
No Need To Hire An Expensive Venue
Wedding venues are notoriously overpriced, but many see them as an easy option, often providing a plated dinner and bar, and generally easing the job of the wedding planner. However, you might be shocked to learn how much money you could be diverting towards your wedding dress, and the overall wedding budget if you opt for a marquee.
Any wedding coordinator worth their salt will tell you that the number one way to save money on your wedding is to forego an expensive wedding venue, and opt for a marquee. If you can get permission, you can even find your perfect location and hold your wedding there. And still save money.
Get Married In Your Backyard
If you, your folks, or friends of yours have land, this is by far the cheapest option. And you can erect a marquee nearly anywhere – so you don’t need oodles of space. Even a relatively tight yard can be transformed into a fine wedding venue with the right marquee.
If you are lucky enough to have access to a large space, there is no limit to how big a do you can have with a marquee wedding. You’d be amazed how different your backyard will look once you put up the marquee, scattered around a few flowers and decorated!
Outdoor weddings make the best of the weather, with the marquee providing much-needed shelter from the sun.
Have Your Ceremony And Reception In The Same Marquee
Many venues won’t allow you to hold your ceremony and your reception there – but with your marquee, it’s your rules! No need to hire two separate venues, you can simply double up on the marquee and use the money you save to add a layer to the wedding cake.
Having the reception on the ceremony site also saves you moving between venues, reducing your travel costs, and leaving more time to enjoy your wedding day.
Do Your Own Decorating (Or Enlist Your Friends)
If you’ve got a creative streak, you can save money by enlisting your bridal party to act as your wedding decorators. With so many great creative DIY decor ideas available in magazines and of course the internet, with a little research you can easily plan (and execute) a theme for your wedding day.
You will find also that once your not paying hefty consultation fees, you don’t need to cut costs on flowers and decorations. Designing your own wedding party will save you tons on wedding coordinator fees – and a marquee gives you the freedom to let your imagination run wild.
Plan (Or Do) Your Own Catering
Have you seen what they charge for catering in some wedding venues? Catering can end up being one of the biggest expenses on your wedding day. If you do opt to hold your wedding on your own land, you may well find you have access to a fully stocked kitchen.
Whether you hire caterers in or you trust a friend or family member to cater, this is one of the best ways to save money. Finding a caterer local to you can also help save on transport costs and drive the price down even further – especially handy if you’re using your own land. Check out more party planning tips in our last post.
Run Your Own Bar
You can save even more money on your wedding by bulk buying your alcohol and stocking your own bar. Once again, that’s the beauty of being on your own land – it’s your rules. Looking around for deals in the weeks and months building up to your big day can save you big bucks.
If you want to save money on your big day without compromising, a marquee could be the answer to your prayers. Getting married on your own land won’t only save you money on the venue: it empowers you to save on your catering, decorating, booze and much more. So why not go your own way on your wedding day with a marquee?
Allwell Hire offers party and event marquee hire you can count on. Whether you are planning a small or big outdoor wedding party, we can accommodate your needs. Contact us today and we’d love to help you with your equipment hire!