If you’re getting hitched in Albuquerque soon, and you want to plan a great wedding on a budget, you don’t need to feel overwhelmed. Sure, it can be difficult trying to stretch your dollars as far as you need to, but with these helpful tips, it can be a breeze. From creating décor on your own downtime to sourcing budget-friendly vendors and bringing them into your favorite venue, to getting great group rates at a fantastic hotel, we’ve got three helpful tips for sticking to your budget during the wedding planning process.
DIY Your Decorations
With websites like Pinterest, you’re no longer at the mercy of expensive decorators and vendors that craft artisanal centerpieces. To save a bundle of cash, you can do decorations on your own. It’ll be a bit more work than it would be if you simply hired someone to do it, but your budget will thank you. Plus, then you can use the money saved for activities on your honeymoon!
Book a Venue that Allows Your Preferred Vendors
Many venues only let you use their vendors, which can be more costly than bringing in vendors that you choose on your own. Some venues even create packages that are non-negotiable, including services you may not even need (say, an open bar if you want a dry wedding). For those, you’re spending money on things you don’t even want for your wedding. There’s a better way to plan this, though, don’t worry!
Finding a beautiful venue that allows you to use your own vendors can be beneficial—not only will you be able to find the exact vendors you want for things like drinks, food, the cake, and more, but you may find that it’s easier to stay on budget, too. This way, you can source only the services you need (don’t need a buffet because you’re only serving cake at your dessert-themed wedding, perhaps? Hiring a family friend who’s a DJ for the music?) and save money that way, too!
Find a Hotel that Books Rooms with Group Rates
Our final tip today for planning your wedding on a budget extends past your own budget and onto your guests—who doesn’t love that? Particularly if they have to travel for the wedding, your guests will love the extra consideration you put into finding a venue or hotel near the venue that allows for a block deal. Block deals allow for hotels to rent out a segment of rooms at a guaranteed rate that is typically more affordable than the standard rates. It’s also great for keeping all your guests in the same area of the hotel—perfect for mingling!
Why Barcelona Suites?
If you’re on a budget, Barcelona Suites’ wedding deals and packages are perfect for you. While we do have in-house vendors that you can use if you want, you’re not obligated to do so. Additionally, we offer group rates for your guests to stay here, and we also have an array of amenities that both you and your guests will love!
Call us today to learn more about our wedding pricing or to get a consultation for your event!