Three Things to Cut from Your Wedding Expenses

Budget-wise Wedding Tips

The average cost of a US wedding runs about $35,000. With budgets tight and COVID-19 on the rise, couples are going to great lengths to make their wedding day the best day of their lives despite the obstacles. If you’re planning a wedding on a budget, consider cutting these three things from your wedding. These are items that you can exclude from your wedding and still throw the wedding of your dreams.

Everyone wants a one-of-a-kind wedding that their friends and family will wax nostalgic about for years to come. However, there’s no need to go into deep credit card debt on every aspect of your wedding. Learning to find the unnecessary things will give you financial flexibility and peace of mind. Check out these money saving strategies that you can use for your wedding.

Shrink Your Guest List

Do you really need to invite your neighbor from way back? Keep family and close friends on the list, but cut the rest. This is one of the easiest ways to cut wedding expenses. For example, if you’re planning to spend $80 per guest, if you cut 20 guests, you’ll save $1600! That’s enough to cover either your dress, groom’s ring, decorations, or the cake.

Simple Yet Elegant Wedding Venue

You don’t have to reserve the Sara B. Duke Gardens or the fanciest restaurant in town for your wedding to have a great time. Ceremonies and receptions are by far the most expensive aspect of your wedding–the more formal, the more expensive. You can still save even if you do choose a swanky downtown venue by opting for a brunch reception rather than a sit-down dinner.
North Carolina has some of the most beautiful mountain and beach destinations. Choosing one of these areas for an outdoor wedding can be less expensive and COVID-19-compliant. Remember, if you book your wedding ceremony and reception at the same venue, it’s often less expensive.

Wedding Tent Rentals

You may think that an outdoor wedding is too casual, but you’re mistaken. Many brides and grooms have experienced the ultimate dream wedding by using classy wedding tent rentals to throw their receptions. Guests appreciate the safer outdoor atmosphere, too, amid the COVID-19 pandemic conditions. Also, an outdoor wedding can provide plenty of dancing space and mingling space for everyone, even if you do have a large wedding. Wedding tents add comfort for both warm and cold-weather outdoor weddings. With the appropriate heating instruments, wedding rental tents can keep your guests plenty warm on any fall or winter day in North Carolina.

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Now that you have a few ideas for keeping your wedding under budget, consider renting a wedding tent for your event. Fall and winter weddings don’t have to be indoors. Wedding tent rentals give you the option of having your wedding outdoors for any season. J&J Tent and Party Rentals offer high-powered heating lamps to go along with your tent rentals. Your guests should feel room temperature warm under our rental wedding tents. Give us a call today at (919) 977-3691 to learn more about our selection of wedding tents of all sizes along with heating equipment.

J&J Tent and Party Rentals provides everything you need for a winter party or wedding. We rent out party tents, tables, chairs, linens, lighting, dance floors, staging, and AV equipment.