I have always loved throwing a great party. However, unlike many people, I enjoy planning the parties even more than I do hosting them and mixing and mingling with my guests. While I enjoy decorating and preparing food to serve my guests, my favorite aspect of a party to plan is the entertainment. I have hired DJs, live bands, and even magicians. While many people think that magicians are just for children's parties, I have a favorite magician who never fails to entertain my group of adult friends. I love party planning so much that I decided to create a blog to share my party planning tips on with a focus on party entertainment!
You may have narrowed down your list of reception venues to a select few and you now may wonder how you can afford to book one. You may be taking a look at your wedding budget and think you might have to make some compromises in order to ensure you get to have the venue of your choice.
There are ways you can afford to book the reception or wedding venue of your choice if you are willing to get a little creative.
Negotiate the Price
When you contact your venue of choice, ask them a few questions about what they offer with the price they are asking. It's possible that there are extras included in the price that you don't need or perhaps you can pick and choose what you would like or need from what they offer and negotiate your price based on that.
For example, if the venue offers a full staff and you already have a catering company so you don't need extra people, there is the possibility you can still book the venue but at a reduced rate. You should talk to the venue management or owner and see how you can make the venue affordable for you while still enjoying your top pick.
While it's not always advisable to take out a personal loan in order to book your wedding venue, in some cases it might be possible to do so. If you have no other debt and have a good credit rating, you could take out a small personal loan to help cover the cost of the reception venue of your choice. When you have a good credit rating you will most likely get a better interest rate. You should be sure to pay if off as soon as possible.
Take a Second Job
If possible, you could take a temporary second job to help pay for your reception venue of choice. This will be a short-term job – you could either take a part-time job for a few hours a week or even pick up some temporary work through an agency until you can save enough money to pay for your venue.
If you have certain skills or maybe have enough time to do so, you could also do micro-tasks using a micro-tasks app or website to make extra money, and then save everything you earn from that job or task to pay for the venue. Contact a venue, like Rainbow Gardens, to get started.