Having the wedding of your dreams involves proper planning and working with your budget. However, when your budget sits on the smaller side, it can make for stressful planning and considerable cuts. Here are tips for throwing a small-budget autumn wedding.
Host an Outdoor, Intimate Wedding
It’s common for fall weddings to occur indoors to avoid chilly, rainy weather. However, finding an outdoor venue can help you stay within your budget. Having an outdoor fall wedding is beautiful, creates incredible photo opportunities, and lets you stay in touch with nature on your special day. You can elegantly layer yourself, your wedding party, and your guests up for a one-of-a-kind wedding experience.
You can have a small backyard or barn wedding with the people closest and most important to you, creating lasting memories of your special day.
DIY Your Wedding Party Favors
Party favors are a great way to thank your guests for coming to celebrate your special day. However, custom-designed, high-value party favors can easily eat away at your limited budget. One simple way to offer beautiful gifts without breaking your wedding budget is to create unique party favors on your own. DIYing your party favors can pair nicely with your fall-themed wedding.
There are many easy, affordable wedding favors you can create that match the energy of your wedding, such as small bottles of mulled spices, tea and apple cider mixes, and s’mores kits. These party favors are an exceptionally adorable way to match your wedding theme and are ready to use when guests return home.
Explore Off-Season Discounts and Deals
The most popular wedding seasons fall between the start of May and the first few days of October. It’s often when venues, caterers, DJs, and bands fill up their schedules. Furthermore, it’s also when wedding decor and supplies are at their highest prices, so it can make for budget-breaking situations. One helpful tip for planning a small-budget autumn wedding is to explore off-season wedding decor and items for discounted prices.
If you plan your wedding on a weekday rather than a weekend, many vendors, caterers, and performers won’t be as busy or expensive. Furthermore, purchasing wedding decor during the off-season can save you a considerable amount and allow some wiggle room in your budget.