For many couples, the thought of their wedding day is one of excitement and anticipation. But for some, the idea of shelling out big bucks for a fancy event is simply not in the cards. If you’re planning a tipi wedding on a budget, never fear! With a little careful planning, you can have the rustic, romantic wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Choose an off-peak date:
One way to save money on your wedding event tipis is to choose an off-peak date. If you’re flexible with when you tie the knot, consider getting married in the fall or winter instead of during the spring or summer. This can help you save on venue rental costs, as well as other associated costs like catering and decor.
Have the ceremony and reception at the same location:
This will eliminate the need to rent two separate venues and can also help you save on transportation costs for your guests. If you’re planning on having your wedding at a tipi camp, many camps will offer a discount if you book both the ceremony and reception there.
Keep the guest list small:
One of the easiest ways to save money on your tipi wedding is to keep the guest list small. It will help you save on costs like food, drink, and favours, as well as venue rental costs if you’re having your reception at a separate location.
DIY where you can:
There are a lot of aspects of a tipi wedding that you can DIY to save money. To take your wedding photos, ask a friend or family member who is proficient with a camera rather than hiring a professional. As well as invitations, save-the-dates, and thank-you cards, you can also make your own using a DIY kit.
Choose a less expensive venue:
If you’re set on having a tipi wedding, there are ways to save on venue costs. Instead of renting a tipi for the day, consider borrowing one from a friend or family member. Or, if you’re having your ceremony at a campground or other outdoor location, see if you can borrow a tipi from the campground for the day.
Skip the sit-down dinner:
One way to save on catering costs is to skip the sit-down dinner and opt for a buffet-style meal or a food truck instead. This can be a great way to save money while still providing your guests with a delicious meal.
Use recycled or repurposed decor:
There’s no need to spend a lot of money on decor for your tipi wedding. Instead, get creative and use recycled or repurposed materials to decorate the space. For example, you can use mason jars as vases, old window panes as signs, or even repurpose old furniture as decor.
Have your guests pitch in:
If you’re really looking to save on costs, consider asking your guests to help out with the wedding. For example, you can ask family and friends to help with the decor, set-up, or clean-up. You can also ask guests to bring food or drink to share, or to help with transportation.
By following these tips, you can plan a beautiful, budget-friendly tipi wedding that you and your guests will remember for years to come.
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