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7 Wedding Day Money Saving Tips

7 Wedding day money saving tips
The River Deck has an exclusive ceremony deck

7 wedding day money saving tips to help bridal couples plan an amazing wedding celebration without the hefty price tag.

Weddings are the most important day you will celebrate as a couple and your wedding should reflect your individual personalities. A wedding does not have to be expensive to be amazing!

The average cost of an Australian wedding in 2015 is apparently $65,482? Don’t let this scare you. More here

There are plenty of ways to save money on your wedding day… Here are some top tips to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams at a price you can afford.

Here’s our 7 Wedding Day Money Saving Tips…

1. Determine your budget before you start

Weddings can be expensive affairs and it is important to work within a budget you can afford. Set your total wedding budget before you start planning any other details.

Take into consideration that food, beverage and venue should be approximately half your total wedding budget.

2. Timing – plan early

Planning your wedding day early gives you the greatest flexibility with choosing a date. Book during off-peak season and you can potentially save thousands.

Skip having your wedding on a Saturday. By simply changing the day to any other day you can save thousands!

3. Location, location, location

Choosing a venue in a rural location can reduce the costs. City locations and suppliers often attract higher pricing.

Look for venues where you can have your ceremony and reception in the one location. The River Deck Noosa has an exclusive ceremony deck, which boasts a spectacular uninterrupted backdrop to the tranquil Noosa River.

By choosing one site you can avoid multiple site fees and you and your guests won’t have to worry about arranging or paying for transportation between venues.

4. Limit your guest list

To save money on your wedding, be ruthless with your guest list.

By reducing your guest numbers, you will save considerable money on your wedding reception costs.

5. Venue

7 Wedding day money saving tips
Sue Baxby – on-site Wedding Coordinator

Choose a venue which already has the infrastructure for holding an event such as a restaurant or reception venue. Venues held in unique locations such as parks or beaches will require all equipment to be hired such as chairs, tables, toilets and even kitchens – these costs can quickly add up!

Some venues you are lucky enough to get the services of an on-site Wedding Coordinator. Sue Baxby, an Award Winning Wedding Coordinator at the River Deck has years of experience planning weddings and can offer money saving ideas to make your wedding day perfect.

6. Catering

Consider a daytime wedding – it costs less to serve a lunch or brunch than dinner and guests are less likely to drink as much alcohol during the day.

Most venues offer all-inclusive catering packages including food, table menus, linen, set up and room hire – be sure to clarify with your chosen venue what is included.

The River Deck Noosa offers maximum flexibility with their reception plans, you can book the entire restaurant using their “minimum spend” guide. More package details here

Alcohol is known to be one of the biggest expenses at a wedding and can burn a hole in your budget very fast! For restricted budgets consider serving just beer, wine and enough champagne for a toast. Some wedding couples choose to also offer a signature cocktail.

 7. Entertainment

Save costs on a DJ by creating your own playlist for the entertainment. It will take some time to prepare and it is important to make sure each song flows to the next.

Most venues nowadays have existing sound systems where you can plug in and play from a laptop or phone. If you choose this option, it is recommended to have an experienced MC to encourage guests to get up and dance.

Summarising 7 Wedding Day Money Saving Tips

Weddings are the most important day you will celebrate as a couple and your wedding should reflect your individual personalities. A wedding does not have to be expensive to be amazing!

7 wedding day money saving tips to help bridal couples plan an amazing wedding celebration without the hefty price tag.

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  1. A wedding does not have to be expensive to be amazing!
    The River Deck have plenty of ways to saving money on your wedding day – so talk to Sue on 07 5474 1199

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