Lebo Motswenyane from Lucky No.8 Concepts
Finding the venue is half the work done. Look for venues that include extras like tables, chairs and linen as part of the hiring fee. A honeymoon suite will offer optimal convenience after the day.
It’s perfectly acceptable to offer wine and soft drinks and ask guests to pay for their own spirits.
Stick to owers that are in season. It will save you money and sourcing headaches. Peonies, for example, only appear for a very short time each year but so many brides want them, and they cost a fortune. Consider a more affordable yet still beautiful ower, like baby’s-breath also called gypsophila .
Use your own caterer if you can. Some venues will allow you to bring in your own caterer, which will be cheaper than a venue’s non-negotiable set price per head.
You can save money by having the ceremony at the beautiful home of a family member or friend. It should preferably have a stunning manicured garden. Bear in mind you might need to factor in extras like portable toilets and cleaners.