According to a national survey, the national average cost of a wedding is at $29,868. In Detroit, MI, however, the average cost of a wedding jumps to a total of $31,044, which is rather steep for most people. Luckily, there are many ways you and you future spouse can slash costs while still having a beautiful wedding.
The Great Outdoors
Mother Nature will do what she wants to do, so it’s best to be prepared. Here is a quick tip from an article from The Knot:
“Remember to weatherproof your tent. For a summer wedding, bring in fans and portable air conditioning units, and keep guests warm in chillier months with tall patio or propane heaters. You may also want to add floor surfaces (to correct uneven ground) and wall panels (to protect against wind or rain).”
If you are planning a summer wedding and want to reduce costs further, skip the large electric fans. Have hand fans made and have the wedding program printed on them.
It probably didn’t cross your mind initially, but you do need to have portable toilets for an outdoor wedding. A good rule of thumb to follow is to have one toilet for every 35 guests. Fortunately, there are such things as “luxury” portalets that match the elegance of the event.
From Wedding to Reception
You can save more money by holding your reception in the park as well. This can easily be done by setting-up cocktail tables where people can socialize and enjoy some refreshments while the chiavari chairs are moved into the tent where you’ll be having your reception.
You can save even more by finding a Michigan chiavari chair rental service that offers tents and tables as well. Luckily, many rental companies like Chiavari Chairs of Michigan do offer such services to their customers.
(Source: The Outdoor Wedding Planning Guide; The Knot Magazine)