Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life! But when you start to look at the cost of weddings, you may understandably freak out! According to www.moneysmart.gov.au the average Australian wedding costs $36,200 and the most expensive part is the wedding reception.* If you can reduce wedding reception costs, the money you save could go towards your house or your honeymoon instead!
You may be tempted to cut those relatives off the guest list who you haven’t seen for over five years… But deep down inside, you know you won’t hear the end of it, for as long as you both shall live! So here are three ways to cut wedding costs without sacrificing those Aunts from your guest list!
1. Have a Weekday Wedding
Getting married on a weekday is a clever way to reduce wedding costs. Some savvy brides get married on the Thursday afternoon before the Easter weekend. Everyone is having the long weekend off anyway. As long as you give your guests plenty of notice, they should be able to get the Thursday afternoon off work
So you can enjoy the autumn sunshine at the peak of the wedding season, whilst potentially saving thousands of dollars! Many wedding venues don’t have any functions on during the week and therefore would be delighted to host your wedding reception at a discounted rate. Everybody wins with a weekday wedding!
2. Have a Winter Wonderland Wedding
Most people like to get married from October to April. So in winter, many wedding suppliers are pretty much just sitting around at home by the fire. But the truth is that they would much rather be out working for a lesser amount than not at all, because, well, quite frankly three months is a long time to go without any income!
So take advantage of the winter deals in June, July and August, which are sometimes up to 50% off. Here is a little secret: some suppliers offer discounts from May to September, so why not consider getting married on the 1st of May or the 30th September? You never know, you might be lucky and end up with a sunshiny wedding at a winter price!
Even if you pay a premium price to get married in the peak wedding season, there is still always a chance that it could rain. So don’t let the possible chance of rain stop you from considering a winter wedding, because, well, it could rain at any time of the year. No one will ever forget the massive floods in the Swan Valley in the summer of 2017!
Remember, there are plenty of beautiful venues where you can get married inside. But if you’re really brave and determined to get married outside, maybe just make sure there is a gazebo nearby in case. A winter wedding helps you cutting wedding costs and puts a freeze on the spending!
3. Save Money with Wedding Packages
If you’re not convinced with having a weekday or a winter wedding, that’s OK. Did you know, if you book more than one service from Lumin8 Events for your wedding, you can have your dream wedding, enjoy the sunshine and some massive savings too? Check out this fabulous wedding package with Lumin8 Events, everything you need for all your wedding reception decorations and entertainment:
Ultimate Package – by Lumin8 Events
• Wedding Reception Décor
• Photo Booth
• Mood Lighting
• Custom Monogram
• Giant LOVE Letters
• Price: $3500
If you booked all of the above with separate wedding suppliers, it could end up costing you a small fortune! So why not cut wedding reception costs by booking it all with us, and put the money you save towards something more important, like your honeymoon, or familymoon even, because, it is actually a thing!
There is nothing wrong with being a budget bride that has a midweek, winter wedding! But for everyone else, you can still get married on a Saturday in October, complete with blossoming spring wildflowers and Aunts who your fiancé has never met, whilst saving money! So get in touch with us at Lumin8 Events, because we’d love to help you reduce wedding costs with our package deals. Happy wedding planning!