Are You Looking to Plan a Cost-Effective Wedding in Miami?by Miriam Portal
Miami is not a cheap place to throw a wedding. For starters, it doesn’t help that wedding vendors (including venues) in general, and not just in South Florida, can have a reputation for trying to run an engaged couple’s bank account dry.
Furthermore, for couples looking specifically to get married in South Florida, it seems that hotels and possible venue options in the area have a monopoly over the local wedding industry – which could force happy couples to frustratingly throw it all on the table if they aren’t willing to budge on their location.
Think about it, your wedding is only one day. Therefore, that day needs to be the most perfect day of your life. However, it’s typical for wedding venues to charge through the roof for a million different reasons that can’t be explained which can certainly taint your memory of this important day.
For instance, after you make a down payment to secure a location, you will likely have to pay for a laundry list of additional items which can end up costing you much more than you initially anticipated!
However, this is not so with Grand Salon. That’s because we have gone ahead to take care of all the pertinent details for soon-to-be-newlywed couples. We feel that within our range of all-inclusive packages, we have just the right solution for you to have the wedding of your dreams on a budget that won’t break the bank.
With this in mind, we have compiled some useful advice for couples who are searching for the perfect wedding day venue.
7 Tips for How to Set a Reasonable Wedding Budget Plan.
1. Avoid Saturdays.
It should not comes as a surprise that Saturday is the most common day for weddings. As a result, it is also the most expensive day for weddings. You should consider booking your wedding on a Friday or Sunday, because wedding venues aren’t booked as frequently then.
2. Schedule a morning wedding.
To start, serving brunch or lunch will be cheaper than serving dinner. Plus, it is unlikely that guests will expect much in terms of alcohol, although this depends on how early you schedule your wedding. However, it may be tricky to coordinate the logistics of getting everything ready to go earlier in the day, having a morning wedding can definitely save a lot of money.
3. Get married off season.
In South Florida, this bit of advice might be easier to act upon – given the enviable weather conditions we enjoy here year-round. Summer is generally the most popular time of year for weddings. Therefore, to save a little money, you should consider booking your wedding during an off-season month, such as October or February.
4. Focus on your priorities.
What is most important? Do you want to enjoy a natural setting and have your wedding outdoors? Or, are you more concerned with presenting a delicious spread of gourmet delights? You need to figure out what’s most important for you, as a couple, to be able to narrow your focus!
5. Choose one venue instead of two.
Many locations, like the venues at Grand Salon, are able to serve as both a ceremony and reception venue, – which means you will save on having to pay two separate location fees. Additionally, your guests will appreciate not having to drive from one venue to the next!
6. Choose the right size venue.
If you plan to invite 100 or so guests, make sure that you don’t even consider venues that accommodate, say 300 people. You should ensure that your wedding venue is appropriate for the number of guests you’ll have in order to save on costs.
7. Choose an all-inclusive package.
Opting for an all-inclusive package, like ones we offer at Grand Salon, will likely save you money because literally everything will be taken care of – from the decorations to music, plus food & drink, and much more.
If you are looking for the perfect wedding venue in South Florida, look no further. The ballrooms and reception halls at Grand Salon are perfect for your dream wedding. Our affordable wedding venues in Miami will leave you with memories that you will cherish for the rest of your life. Call Grand Salon today on (888) 828-3266 and ask about our various wedding venue locations that are ideal for planning a cost-effective wedding.