Small Budget? Tips For Saving Money On Your Wedding Rental Supplies

Are your wedding dreams bigger than your budget? Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to figure out the best way to keep costs down without sacrificing a wedding day that's memorable? Fortunately, you can have the wedding of your dreams and keep the cost minimal when you take a few wedding supplies rental tips into consideration when planning your big day.

Avoid typical wedding dates

Wedding rentals may cost more when demand is higher, such as during spring and summer months. The day of the week can also make a difference, so ask your wedding rental business if they offer discounts for weeknight or Friday rentals. Renting on less busy nights or days will also give you a better selection of rental items to choose from.

Have your wedding and reception at the same place

Having your wedding ceremony at the same place as your reception can be a big money saver. Chairs rented for the wedding ceremony can be moved to the nearby reception area if necessary. You can also reuse wedding decorations, floral arrangements, and candles for the ceremony and reception.

Have a crew established before the big day to move and set up the items following the ceremony to avoid confusion and to make the transition smooth and timely. If you don't have a wedding planner present, designate a few people to set up decorations during the transition.

Decide what really matters

When you think about your wedding day, what matters most? What do you want to be the focal point of the day? If the actual ceremony is most important to you, spend most of your allotted budget on rental items for the ceremony, such as a lovely arbor, elegant lighting, and decorations to set the perfect wedding scene.

If you want to focus more on the reception and time spent celebrating with family and friends after the ceremony, spend the larger part of your rental budget on elegant tablecloths, fancy stemware glasses, dinnerware, and the perfect centerpiece for tables.

Consider sharing items with another couple

It never hurts to ask if another couple is using the same wedding venue the day before or after your wedding. If so, you may be able to discuss using the same rental chairs, tables, etc., to cut costs. Even if your wedding theme isn't the same, you may be able to use the same tables and chairs while still selecting your own individual decorative items.

Having the wedding you've always dreamed of on a limited budget isn't impossible. With a little planning, and a smart wedding rental plan in place, you can cut costs and still have a wedding day you will remember forever.