...choose a themed or beautifully designed venue that requires no decoration, saving you hundreds, or even thousands of dollars on room décor.
Here are a few of our top tips for saving money on your party budget.
Hire a party planner
A party planner will not only save you time in organising your event, but they will save you money by getting you access to industry rates. A good party planner will know how to get the best for your money, and will also know the tricks of the trade on how to spend less but get more! Usually the cost of hiring a planner is worth it in what they will save you.
Hit up your talented friends
You may have a friend who is a great amateur photographer, and would be willing to photograph your event for a fraction of the cost (or even free!). Perhaps you have an uncle who has a schmick car and would be willing to drive you, rather than hiring a limo. How about your talented neighbour who is a DJ, and would most likely love to be in control of the music all night! There is no shame in asking those around you to help out, and it usually makes them feel very special that you want them to be a part of your event!
Use online invitations
There are some great websites now that enable you to create gorgeous invites, keep track of your guest list and message guests in one go. Your invites could only end up costing you under $1 per guest, instead of spending hundreds on printing and postage costs! Our favourite is paperlesspost.com.
Choose your venue wisely
You could choose a themed or beautifully designed venue that requires no decoration, saving you hundreds, or even thousands of dollars on room décor. When you are looking for a venue, give extra points to any amazing Moroccan themed bars, chic French inspired venues, or any other styled venues that have put a lot of effort into providing a beautifully furnished room. That way, you will only need to provide minimal décor, if any at all. We love Mon Bijou in Melbourne’s CBD (pictured), and Spice Market for luxurious and lavishly furnished venues that require minimal to no decor.
Ditch the drinks package
There is no doubt about it, venues put together drinks packages with the intention of making money. So, it is usually cheaper to pay on consumption rather than getting an hourly beverage package. Check with your venue whether they offer drinks on consumption, and if they do you should probably take them up on it.
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