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Planning an A-lister wedding party on a budget

 

 

Our top tips for planning an a-lister party on a budget 

 

 

Planning a great wedding party can be stressful enough, without having to worry about your budget – especially if you have dreams for your event to be rivaling the Kardashians dos! There are already so many things you need to think about, such as choosing the right theme and venue, sorting the guest list, and ensuring you have the right finishing touches. From the music and the lighting, to the decorations and the food and beverages, you want to ensure you make the right impression without breaking the bank.

Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do that will help to create that A-lister celebration whilst keeping your budget in check.

Charlie, a Marketing Executive speaking on the behalf of Hatton & Co, advises: "An A-list wedding or party starts with the planning. There are no two ways about it; if you fail to prepare, then you're preparing to fail. So, the following are a few tips and tricks to creating the perfect day on a budget.

"Firstly, planning is everything. So, for that reason, you should start early. Now some people have been planning their dream wedding since they were little. That's great! You know what you're looking for and you can get started straight away. Schedule different meetings to look at flowers, cakes and colours.

"Secondly, be prepared to compromise. Planning a wedding on a budget is the most simple of tasks which is why you need to be able to compromise and make sure you don't break the bank. After that, you should take a look at the guest list. This one will be a hard thing to do but you're going to have to only invite the people that are important to you. Your closest friends and family. and then draw the line there. Having a bloated guest list will create a great expense which you may not be able to afford."

Take a look at our other tips and tricks below...

Get creative!

"Leave the main room styling to the professionals but the smaller details that can be done beforehand are ideal for you to do yourself – like the invitations, place settings etc! You could organize a girly night in with your bridesmaids to get crafty (with some prosecco and pizza of course!)" - Todich Floral Design

Jason Rubio, a certified wedding and event planner at Austin Best DJs, also adds that you shop around as much as possible. He says: "With the internet, it's so easy to get quotes from various vendors. Don't book the first vendor with the lowest price. Remember to look at the value of what you're paying for, not simply the lowest price. You may get more value from a vendor who is not the cheapest!"

Save money on a venue by hosting your party at home

This is a particularly good idea in summer as you can utilize your garden and any outside space. You can hire in extra furniture and use fairy lighting and trees to hang décor from.

Alternatively...

"Hire a venue that already has the equipment/facilities you need, such as a bar area, dance floor, tables and chairs, etc. If you can get a great package with your venue, you can spend more on your lighting and decorations to give it your own personal touch and add that a list glam." - Flowers24hours.co.uk

Decorate the space wisely

Decorating your venue to A list standard doesn’t have to be expensive. Just look at the flower wall trend started by Kim and Kanye, these are the trend of 2018/19 and are widely available to hire and make an incredible backdrop for photos!

As our tips show, with careful planning there are a number of things you can do to plan an enjoyable A-lister party on a budget!

John Linden from MirrorCoop, is a interior and furniture designer from Los Angeles. He adds the following advice for planning an A-lister party with a limited budget: "The most important thing to do when throwing a good party on a budget? Stop listening to people who tell you that you "must" do anything. For example, if someone tells you that you have to have a DJ or a band for entertainment, they've probably never been to a good party. I've been to amazing parties where the music was provided by an iPod hooked up to a speaker, and that's how a lot of DJs operate these days anyway.

"So, forget about traditions. Rethink every aspect of the party and figure out how to do it cheaply. If the company is good and everyone's having a good time, no one will even notice the fact that you've skimped on party expenses."