Budget-Saving Ideas for Wedding Party Planning


Wedding | Reception | 9.18.2010

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Wedding party planning doesn’t always mean that you have to spend a fortune. You can have a memorable and enjoyable reception without going over your budget if you plan it well. To help you on this, here are some ideas that you can easily apply to your own event.


Set how much you are willing to spend for your wedding reception. You should then determine how many guests you would be inviting to the party. You can also think whether you’ll have an event that’s strictly formal or a more casual one.

Date and Time

Selecting the date and time of your wedding is crucial to your budget. If you haven’t set these important details yet, keep in mind that there are seasons when catering, flowers, dresses, and other event services are more expensive than other times of the year. This usually depends on your location. However, in almost all countries, everyone jacks up their prices at Christmastime. If you can, try staying away from this season.

In addition, breakfast and lunch events are more reasonable than late afternoon and evening ones. For one thing, you’d need lights as soon as the sun goes down. Also, almost all hotels, restaurants, and caterers charge more for dinner menus. Another thing you should consider is that evening weddings call for formal attire – more expensive for you and for your guests.


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Outdoor Autumn Wedding: Brown, Orange, and Yellow

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Trade Your Heels for Cowboy Boots

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Bringing Money Matters in the Clear before Saying “I Do”

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Autumn Wedding Idea: Pashminas for Your Bridesmaids

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Motifs and Ideas: Brown and Orange

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