Before y’all make any plans for an outdoor wedding, it’s crucial to determine how much money you want to spend. You’ll want to be realistic about this, but it can be hard to estimate how much things are going to cost before actually getting quotes from vendors. During these conversations with vendors, you may decide that some of the things you thought would happen just aren’t feasible within your budget—that’s okay. Remember what’s most important: having fun at your outdoor wedding reception on a budget.
Free or Inexpensive Locations
Ask your local parks and recreation department if they have any venues that would be available to rent on the day of your wedding. You could also ask friends and family members if they know of anyone who rents out space like this. Having a wedding ceremony followed by an amazing outdoor reception will save you money.
Utilize Portable Restrooms
The biggest issue with how to plan your outdoor wedding reception on a budget is the facilities needed to keep everyone comfortable. Restrooms are a necessity and must be supplied to your guests. But don’t let that stop you from having the most magical moment. Weddings are the perfect candidate for portable restroom use, which come in many styles to match different occasions.
Create Unique Seating Arrangements
I’m telling y’all, that the key to creating cheap seating arrangements is to think outside the box. There are traditional options such as folding chairs or rented benches. If you want something more permanent than folding chairs or benches, consider renting out a space that offers built-in outdoor tables and chairs.
Another option is to use hay bales as unique seating options for your reception. Hay bales have become popular due to their rustic look and feel. There are several ways you can incorporate them into your wedding day decor without breaking the bank.
Get Creative With Music And Entertainment
There are many ways to make your reception livelier without spending a lot of money. The most obvious is to ask talented friends and family members to lend their skills, especially if they have some experience performing at events such as weddings.
Don’t be afraid to get crafty! You may not be able to afford expensive DJ equipment or professional musicians. Still, there are plenty of fun ways to spice up your reception with homemade playlists and a friendly Emcee.
Weddings are meant to be memorable. You can create an unforgettable event that is one with nature and doesn’t put you in an uncomfortable situation financially.