Plan your wedding without breaking the bank with these tips from a wedding venue near Fourways!

It’s the most special day of your life and you want everything to be perfect at your wedding venue near Fourways. The dress, the cake, the venue, the transportation – there is so much to organise! And what you will soon realise is that planning a wedding can be an expensive business. The average wedding costs around R70, 000 so what should you do if you don’t have that type of money lying around?

The good news is that you can still plan a beautiful, perfect budget wedding. From a budget wedding dress to a budget venue; it is entirely possible to save money on every aspect of your wedding without compromising on quality.

How to Plan a Budget Wedding

Firstly, you need to sit down with your partner and ask yourselves what the most important material aspects of the wedding are. Is your main concern your wedding dress? Is it the transportation that will take you to the venue? Or maybe it’s the venue itself? This will help you decide where you are both prepared to compromise and cut back on spending.

If you decide to search for a budget wedding venue, there are various things that you can look out for. Some venues, for example, will provide the flowers or decoration for you while others will have midweek or off-season specials.

Another easy way to save money on your wedding is to create the wedding invitations yourself. There are wonderful craft shops around that sell paper of every imaginable colour and design, ribbons, envelopes and even pretty silk flowers. Even the most luxurious handmade invitations will be more affordable than custom printed ones. And, if you have a friend who has a creative streak, get them involved too for extra input!

Photographers tend to be one of the most expensive costs at a wedding. You obviously want the best quality pictures and hiring a photographer will cost a good few thousand rand at least. If you know somebody who has a talent for taking pictures then why not ask them to help? By paying a friend or family member it will cut back a lot of expense on the photos. If you aren’t that lucky, maybe choose a photographer but no videography, or someone who will give you digital prints rather than charging you for hard copies.

Overall, planning a budget wedding shouldn’t leave you stressed. There are so many different ways to cut back we’ve only listed a few of them. The main thing that you need to do is decide on a fixed budget and then work around that. You can have a perfect budget wedding; you just need to take a little bit of extra time to shop around!

Idle Winds is set in the Gauteng countryside and our gardens are the perfect year-round decoration for stunning budget weddings. Contact us today and find out more about our wedding venue near Fourways!