Laura Bardon
Laura Bardon 10 May 2018

Hi guys, What would you recommend for keeping venue costs down? Or how...

Hi guys, What would you recommend for keeping venue costs down? Or how to negotiate with the vendors (without alienating them) We are inviting 50 day 50 night guests in 2020. We have found a venue that we like but it is over budget. And are going to make all of our decorations/invites etc to keep the rest of the costs down Thanks

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 May 2018

Have u thought about a week day wedding or a sunday one? Normally week days are less so maybe meet up with venue and ask what the cheapest possible day/date would be. If your having children its normally cheaper or you could opt not for sitting down meal but a buffet in the day or afternoon tea this would save abit on costs x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 May 2018

Make sure you venue doesn’t have any hidden costs like for chairs tables and so on because they put these on top! Double check as well about food if you can use an outside caterer it may be cheaper

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 May 2018

Am havin a Sunday wedding an it’s a lot cheaper an buffet that’s saved us a lot of money week day or a Sunday is best if your lookin to save money like meself good luck xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 May 2018

Definitely look at day of week getting married if can do mid week can save up to 50% and season you choose will affect the price. Also see if there is things they can remove from package to keep costs down. Best thing would be to speak to them see if there is anything they can do within your budget. Also don't assume that doing things yourself will keep costs down definitely shop around and check costs first. Also if can get main things booked now at 2018 prices as will increase by 2020

Nicole Gomer
Nicole Gomer 10 May 2018

I’m paying half of the peak cost for my venue as I’m getting married in Feb which is out of season x

Anita O'Sullivan
Anita O'Sullivan 10 May 2018

What I did was find another hotel that we were prepared to have our wedding at .. get an affordable quote and then approach the one you love and say can you match this?? We were very lucky and they agreed because we were booking almost 2 years in advance ...

Rachael Lee
Rachael Lee 10 May 2018

Hello! I’m agree with the above try a weekday or out of season always cheaper! We got married on a Thursday and it’s cut the costs a lot!

Also negotiating with vendors is actually a really good idea! Most will be willing to help work out the best price and option to suit your needs!

I am actually a wedding photographer covering anywhere in the Uk (no per mile travel fee) and we tailor make our packages based on our customers requests! Always welcome customers questions or ideas as well.

Feel free to take a look at our page on ukbride or website

Amy Glasgow
Amy Glasgow 10 May 2018

Were doing a Sunday in October and it cut costs massively.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 May 2018

Book during the week or during winter as this will be cheaper venue hire and often suppliers are cheaper from November - March. We're having a Jan wedding and it's a lot cheaper and no problems with availability from suppliers either x

Hayley Muir
Hayley Muir 10 May 2018

We are doing a Thursday and it saved us £1000 off our wedding package at our dream venue

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 May 2018

We got married out of season (January) and it only cost us £500 for the venue which included exclusive hire, the bridal suite and breakfast. This was on a Saturday. If we had got married any other day it would have been free.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 May 2018

I'm getting married August this year. I booked it last October at the hotel's wedding fayre. They were offering 50% off any date booked for 2018 for the package we wanted! I know not everyone can risk leaving it until less than a year before but keep an eye out for offers on next year's weddings if you can afford!

Michaela Sharp
Michaela Sharp 10 May 2018

Speak to the venue and tell them your maximum budget they may be able to help you lower the costs. Also as others have said choose a week day or Sunday and out of season.


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