Helen G Budget Tips

At Helen G Events we realize that this is a time when everyone is on a budget, here are a few ways to help you manage that wedding budget:

1. Choose a venue for your reception that’s both practical and beautiful. Many people have their wedding reception in the private homes of their family or friends. Other take advantage or their church or community centre hall.

2. Keep the guest list down.  At Helen G we let brides know that the numbers of guests impact on everything. Linen rentals, food, programs, flowers etc.

3.  Keep the bridal party numbers down.  This also has an impact on your budget. The more members in the bridal party the more you spend on flowers, gifts for your attendants, hair and make up etc.

4. Try and find a venue that is partially decorated

5. Have your wedding ceremony and reception at the same venue. Some decor items such as large arrangements that are costly can be used in both areas.

6. Use balloon centerpieces instead of florl centerpieces for your guest tables.

7. Forget about wedding favours. They are really not necessary. You have provided a good meal, perfect ambiance and entertainment. A gift is not necessary.  Many never use it. Spend that money on something else.

8.  Hire a wedding planner. Why?  Wedding planners pay for themselves and also saves you alot of time and money. Wedding planners get discounts from wedding vendors that you don’t have access to and sometimes these are significant. They can also call in favours from vendors if you are really on a budget or may have resources that you alone may not have access to. Sometimes and this happens alot, a relative or friend was suppose to provide or donate something for the wedding, come wedding day, they are a no show, a wedding planner will know where to source that element and quickly


41 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. beethankful
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 12:48:59

    I love the balloon centrepiece idea very beautiful


  2. beethankful
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 06:22:36

    #7 is key in cutting cost – wedding favours are very expensive! send them home with a mini cake


  3. beethankful
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 06:23:40

    finding a partially decorated venue, really reduce your decorating cost


  4. yollyscott
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 10:35:25

    #2 is imp….saves u alot


  5. yollyscott
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 10:36:41

    #7….i always thought it was….u know that some favors can be very costly.


  6. yollyscott
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 10:37:23

    #3….keep the numbers down


  7. yollyscott
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 10:38:53

    #8….so important…..less hassle and stress….more accountability and guarantee


  8. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 12:08:58

    Dont agree to upgrades with first finding out if they come at an extra cost BUDGET TIP 101


  9. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 12:09:35

    dont spend more than you anticipated in one area unless you plan to cut back that amount from another


  10. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 12:10:00

    dont budget for less person than you invited


  11. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 12:11:15

    cut your guest list #2 is so keen


  12. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 12:11:56

    take your wedding out of the tourist areas might reduce your wedding costs


  13. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 12:12:22

    a wedding planner such as Helen G is core to saving money


  14. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 12:13:01

    you might consider decorating every other chairs instead of every chairs


  15. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 12:14:35

    remaining within your budget means that you have to stay organised


  16. yollyscott
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 01:29:22

    ask for discounts


  17. yollyscott
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 01:29:47

    shop around


  18. beethankful
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 20:32:19

    Create a comparison chart to track what’s included in the price for each venue you’re considering. One company may not include linens and the cake, for example, while another company does.


  19. beethankful
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 20:33:09

    Choose an unusual venue, such as an aquarium, a zoo, a gallery or an historical site. Site fees are not high and you’ll save on decor because the venue already supplies ambience.


  20. beethankful
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 20:33:35

    Hold your ceremony and your reception in the same place. You’ll save yourselves multiple site fees as well as transportation from one location to the other.


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