THE SPRINGS presents a CHEAT SHEET.
All of the best ways to save money on your wedding budget.
Ask any venue manager at THE SPRINGS what their favorite part about their job is and they’ll tell you… giving tours.
Meeting couples & helping them plan is a thrill for us.
Often, we’re a couple’s first wedding venue tour.
We like it that way.
Let us be your first tour.
Not everyone will pick THE SPRINGS, and that’s okay.
Sometimes, couples just don’t know what to ask or where to start.
Or, how to plan a wedding without spending a crazy amount of money.
It shouldn’t be that way.
So, we put 57 tips in a single guide because saving money on your wedding isn’t about being cheap.
It’s about being savvy.
Click below to see all 50+ tips on saving money on your wedding budget:
SNEAK PEEK: Here are the top 5 ways to save on your wedding budget.
1. Choose a non-Saturday, off-season date.
But our guests are out of town! We hear this all of the time. Most reservations occur over a year out, so guests have plenty of time to make arrangements to be there. In our experience, it doesn’t matter which day of the week you choose… they’ll be there! We promise.
By choosing a date in the off-season, you can save lots of money. Off-season is subjective by location, but in general, these are December through February wedding dates. The difference between February 27 and March 7 is over $1000 off at THE SPRINGS.
2. Choose a venue with a full-day rental.
It’s a treat to have the entire venue to yourself for the entire day. At THE SPRINGS, you can relax and savor your wedding day. Enjoy our bridal and groom dressing suite and get ready onsite. Take pictures throughout the day and anticipate your guest arrival. No rushing through the reception, take it all in!
It’s common for venues to offer a “base” price for a set of time, generally 4 or 6 hours. Then you’ll need to pay for each additional hour.
3. Choose a venue that’s already beautiful, completely empty.
Does it “WOW” even without decor? Check out the landscaping, lighting, architectural elements, and furniture. You’ll save a bundle if you don’t have to retrofit and bring the “pretty” to the party.
4. Choose a venue that’s flexible with vendor choices.
When you hire the vendors, you control the budget. No mark-ups. Direct contracts between you and the wedding professional allows you to research & eliminate the venue as the “middle man”. It’s always a good idea to ask the venue for recommendations so you hire local & trusted, but ultimately it should be your call.
5. Create boundaries at the beginning.
Deciding on a venue will affect just about every other aspect of your total budget.
additional rentals needed…
the guest count…
Know what to look for before your tour.
Check out our cheat sheet for all 50+ ways to save on your wedding!
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