Wedding Venues & Wedding Reception

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How much of your wedding budget should the venue be?

Calgary is full of wedding venues, not to mention any city for that matter. But for the budget bride who has costs piling up, how can you save money on a wedding reception. Every little bit counts and saving on one aspect usually means a new budget window opens for another aspect. When scouring the city for a reception venue, a few things to keep in mind are as follows:

How do you budget for a 10000 wedding?

Wedding day is the most important day for most of the persons. Different people have different plans for their wedding ceremony. When it comes to planning, the wedding venue is the most important thing to select. Some like outdoor wedding ceremonies, some love to hire the most popular wedding venues in British Columbia and some love small wedding venues. Some want their wedding ceremony in a fairytale castle link in an elegant banquet hall and other love to have a rustic country barn wedding.

But when you try to have a budget-friendly reception, the wedding planner can help you the most by suggesting the most beautiful event space on the budget. But there are also some other tips, you can follow while hosting weddings.

Choose an out of season wedding

A lot of venues know what seasons bring demand. It’s just the basic law of supply and demand. In order to attract more clients in the off-season, you need to lower costs and give them a reason to come.

Stay away from Saturdays

This one ties into number one. Rates will typically fluctuate upwards on Saturdays, based on the fact that it is the most common wedding date of the week.

Don’t specify the event type

When calling for a quote. Periodically this can cause a markup if they know a wedding will be inhibiting the space. Just say “party” or “event”. (You will eventually have to tell them, obviously, this only applies for requesting the quote)

Choose an “out of the way” venue.

Yes, this requires travel for your guests. However, more often than not, some of the most private and beautiful venues are out of the way and can typically be referred to as hidden gems. Search around.

Avoid additional fees

Make sure you ask about all the rates. A few venues have ancillary costs that are out of sight. No vendor wants you to accidentally find out about this stuff either, so just dig deeper and get it all in writing.

Do not be afraid to haggle.

All though a lot of prices are set in stone. The worst they can say is no to a lower offer. Find a reason you should pay less, no matter how frivolous. If they say no, oh well. If they agree to your pitched price, you just saved money for speaking up.

Apply these tips to your wedding planning can save you a bundle. Worth looking into, right?

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