According to official stats, the average wedding in the UK cost just shy of £32,000! That is a lot of money. That’s more than a lot of people make in a year and just shy of the average UK salary. It’s safe to say that it’s a lot of money to throw at one day. If you’re currently wedding planning, one of the ways to save some cash is to look for cheap wedding venues.
Haggle With Hotels
Whilst you want to have the best day of your lives, celebrating your marriage in style, you probably don’t want to blow a load of money on it which you could use to start married life in a stable financial way. You don’t need to go to the most lavish hotel in the land in order to get married. If you have fallen in love with a specific hotel though, there are so many different venues out there, offering different packages, you are likely to have some haggling room to get the price to what you want. They want your business so might drop the price or throw in some extras.
Of course, there are other more affordable wedding venues. We’re thinking of barns, fields, marquees and even village halls. A countryside wedding is perfect when hosted in a barn. It doesn’t need to be an actual wedding venue either, a farmer’s barn would work exceptionally. A generator for lighting and heating, a few hay bales, some handmade bunting and you’ve got a beautiful rustic wedding venue. Outsource your catering to a hog roast specialist who will supply everything and plug in an iPhone and a speaker for some Spotify playlists and you’ve got everything covered. If you’re considering hiring a marquee, did you know that you can buy your own for under £500? Depending on the number of guests you’re inviting, the size you’re looking for will differ. We found a 5×10 metre option for £399 which will accommodate 100 people. Ask a local farmer if you can borrow is field and you’re winning. Don’t be afraid to opt for a village hall either. It might not be to everyone’s taste and it will probably hold children’s playgroups the rest of the week but view it as a blank canvas that you can put your own stamp of character on.
Party At The Pub
Public houses often have rooms for hire. Whilst it might not be everyone’s dream wedding, on a budget it’s a great option. You don’t need to worry about sourcing drinks. The venue might even do your a deal on some food too. If it’s simply an evening reception, people can buy their own beer. You might just lay on some bacon sandwiches during your DIY disco. You’d then just need to cover the price of the food and the venue hire (which should include PA hire), which could be done for a few hundred pounds. The perfect idea after a church or registry office wedding. Along the same line, consider looking at breweries who hire out rooms for events.
Say I Do
Once you’ve got your wedding venue organised, you can be sure to concentrate on other aspects of the big day, like your wedding favours. Cheap wedding venues will give you just as good a wedding day with incredible memories, as throwing thousands of pounds at somewhere would. They’ll just leave you with a healthier bank balance, less debt and a more stable financial situation as you start your marriage together. Cheers!