How to Have an Economical Wedding
Just lately I've had a few couples ask about how to have an economical wedding. Sometimes one partner or the other is what they like to call “underemployed”, and there may be no outside help with finances either. Crystal and Marvin wanted to have a full wedding with a full banquet following. They found they could do that and still invite nearly 100 guests by doing a Wednesday wedding.
All their vendors were happy to give a discount and they found that The Crystal Rose could provide the use of their lovely Hampden facility with full staff and a sit down dinner for a very low price. They did offer a cash bar rather than supplying drinks, which saved. Also flowers were minimal, but still lovely. We did a fairly traditional ceremony including yours truly in tux and top hat (see photo). Simply moving their date off a weekend allowed for a full wedding at a discount price.
I just got off the phone with the bride who loved everything about the affair. One guest remarked to me, “My weekends are so darn full, it was nice to have a party on a Wednesday for a change.”