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3 Tips on Planning a Wedding on a Budget

 

The average cost of hosting a wedding ceremony is $20,000, making it one of the costliest life events for most people, next to college education. The average wedding is far more expensive than most home down payments, most vehicles, most births, etc. However, don’t let this scare you if you do not have $20,000 to spare, or if you are simply not willing to spend that much on a one-day event. The specialists at our limo service in Long Island have taken it upon themselves to compile a list of helpful tips that will assist you in planning a successful wedding ceremony on a budget.
First, consider employing the services of a concierge car service such as our Long Island limo service. You may assume that contracting a concierge car service is expensive, but it is, on the contrary, cost effective. Employing conventional means of transportation will mean hiring more vehicles for yourself and your guests because each vehicle can only accommodate four passengers. The average limousine, on the other hand, comfortably accommodates eight passengers, which means you will need fewer vehicles, translating to a lower transportation cost.
Besides saving some money, our staff and chauffeurs are professionally trained and have earned a reputation for their professionalism and hospitality, going above and beyond to guarantee that all our clients enjoy a comfortable and luxurious ride and you will not be an exception. Save money with us and enjoy the royal treatment deserving of a bride/groom on their wedding day. Sounds like a steal to us.
Now, here are a few more tips for planning a wedding on a budget.

The Guest List

One of the most significant expenses of any wedding ceremony is the cost per head. It, therefore, goes without saying that the smaller your guest list, the less expensive the entire event will be. The mistake that most people make is assuming that they have to invite everyone on their contact list for their wedding to be eventful; big mistake. Big weddings are not necessarily better than small weddings. In fact, smaller weddings are a lot more intimate and meaningful because everyone present actually means something to the couple. So, do not be afraid to trim that guest list and invite only those people you and your partner feel will add value with their presence.

The Reception

One sure way to save on food and drink is to provide your own. As opposed to hiring a catering service, we recommend enlisting your family and friends to help you with preparing the meals and drinks. However, if this is not possible, you may also consider forgoing seat-down meals and offering guests heavy appetizers instead. We also recommend finding a reception venue that allows you to bring your own drinks, which will significantly cut down on the open bar budget

Wedding Photographer/Videographer

We are sure that you want to capture your wedding’s special moments; the bride walking down the aisle, slipping the rings on each other’s fingers, walking away from the pulpit as a married couple, etc. To cut down on the cost of hiring a professional photographer, consider tasking a friend or family member who is really good with a camera with this duty.
After the wedding, comes the honeymoon. For the best tips on planning the perfect honeymoon, we recommend the article publishes by our New Jersey bus service friends at Passaic Valley Coaches – 3 Tips on Planning the Perfect Honeymoon. 

Posted on May 07 2019

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