There is no getting away from the fact that your wedding venue will be the most expensive item in your wedding budget but there are ways to reduce how much you are going to pay.
I know a number of brides that have managed to get thousands off the price of their wedding reception by following these tips.
One bride found an old discount for the venue she wanted and they honored that discount for her too, even though it had expired.
Do not make a booking or pay a deposit on the day of your first meeting if you haven’t received a discount or the price is more than you want to pay, say you want to go home and have a think about it all.
When you are home, write them an email;
Thank you so much for showing me and my fiancée The Old School House today, we loved the room and the gardens. Unfortunately the price quoted is more than our budget of $2000 and we were wondering if you were able to offer any discount on this?
If you can, we will be able to pay our deposit and sign any contracts you need later today to secure the date.
Many thanks for your time and look forward to hearing from you.
If the date of your wedding is this year and your wedding reception venue haven’t already filled the date they will be more likely to discount. If your date is next year you may find that they won’t discount.
However, rather than discount they may be willing to add extras into the package. Items that do get added are;
You can also use these same items to reduce your price overall
You lose nothing by asking for a discount and there is so much to be saved if you do.
Here are some of the wedding reception discounts brides have managed to get so far…
“saved $5000 and they threw in extras, it pays to be cheeky!” Emma
“I asked and they discounted my package by $750. Worst they can say is no!” Sam
“I managed to knock 2000 off my venue” Lisa
“We fell in love with a venue that was double our budget. When we told them how much we had they came in under our budget. We compromised on the date by having it out of season, our wedding cake was our dessert and we had a cash bar.” Sarah
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