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3 Tips for Planning a Wedding on a Budget September 10, 2019

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3 Tips for Planning a Wedding on a Budget, Manhattan, New York

Your wedding day is a special event, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. There are many ways you can keep costs down without compromising on what you want to offer. By thinking outside of the box, you can celebrate this special occasion without the guilt that comes from overspending. To help you plan your wedding on a budget, here are a few strategies to employ.

3 Ideas for a Budget-Friendly Wedding

1. Look at Your Alcohol Options

Alcohol can quickly raise your wedding costs. Luckily, there are a couple of options that will keep these expenses low. You can look at providing some alcohol for your guests and having a bar available for them to purchase more if necessary. If you want to have an open bar, you can visit a wholesaler and stock the liquor yourself at a fraction of the cost.

2. Make the Most of Your Friend’s Talents

weddingsA creative way of recruiting your wedding entertainment is to crowd-source it among your guests. Ask attendees about singing abilities or any instruments they play. You never know who may be part of an exciting band or know an aspiring musician looking to get some gigs under their belt. You can return the favor by placing their business cards on every dinner table or sharing their details through your social media channels.

3. Get Creative With Decor

Hit your local hobby store and stock up on art supplies. This is an affordable way to add character and personality to the party. You can buy almost everything you need at any crafts store, including artificial flowers, novelty-shaped hole punches, feathers, colored cards, ribbons, canvases, and frames. You can also check out inspiration boards on websites like Pinterest® to get innovative ideas on how to design decorations for your wedding.


If you’re looking for a wedding venue with affordable packages, turn to Suite 116 in New York City. Based in East Harlem, this intimate space offers packages to suit every budget, including the option to stock your own liquor and cater the event yourself. They also provide an in-house event designer should you need one. Visit their website to view their rates or call (917) 412-9722 to inquire about your next event.

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