Opt for a weekday, Friday or Sunday
Although Saturday night weddings are prime time, if you want to save money on venues and vendors, consider having your “I dos” on an off day. Your wedding day will still be on of the best days of your life, and with a Friday or Sunday event, you can host other celebratory activities over the rest of the weekend. Lily Farm Fresh Event Center offers low price options for off peak season and days!
Buy a Used Gown
To stay on budget, consider buying a used dress or a floor sample gown. These gently-used versions retail at a fraction of the price. Buying a used wedding dress can be a bit of a gamble, but as long you’re cautious, it’s a thrifty way to snag a designer wedding dress for half the retail value. Plus, if you get lucky and buy a wedding dress from someone with a similar body type, you may not have to make too many alterations, which also cuts down your costs. Not to mention, buying a used wedding dresses is eco-conscious and an excellent way to reduce and reuse!
Find a Venue that Allows BYOB and BYOFood
Lily Farm Fresh Event Center allows you to bring your own alcohol and food to cut down costs by thousands! Plus, it’s a great way to customize your wedding experience. You can also serve a signature cocktail instead of having an open bar. Serve guests beer and wine with one specialty drink, like a mint julep or a martini to wet their whistles.
Follow Vendors on Social Media for Discounts
Sometimes, businesses will give special promotions or discounts to their Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram fans! Follow along to see if they offer any deals.
Have Your Ceremony and Reception at the Same Place
If you opt for one wedding site, you’ll cut the costs associated with renting two venues and the transportation between spaces. Lily Farm Fresh Event Center has a lovely scenic outdoor ceremony site and a large indoor event hall. You can utilize both the indoor and outdoor space for one low cost!
Get Creative With the Bouquet
Ask your florist to use a few impactful flowers, and then fill-in with less expensive blooms, like Queen Anne’s lace and baby’s breath. This will help make each arrangement cost less. Also, look into flowers that are in season, which will save you even more money!
Use Bouquet Flowers as Centerpieces
After the ceremony, have your florist or coordinator place the bouquets in vases for your tables.
Serve up a Spread of Delightful Sweets
Creating a dessert bar can be a cheaper alternative to the wedding cake. You can purchase the treats from local establishments, set up a candy or cookie bar, or even ask friends and relatives to bake some tasty confections for an on-budget dessert display. Lily Farm Fresh has had many couples incorporate unique dessert bars such as donuts and ice cream!