Are you recently engaged and looking for the perfect Pittsburgh wedding venue and vendors to include in your beautiful day? Planning a wedding with a budget in mind might seem overwhelming at first, but with a little homework and communication, a budget doesn’t have to mean your wedding won’t be as amazing as you imagined. Also, don’t let the word ‘budget’ give you a case of the blues – it simply means going in with an idea of what you want to spend for certain aspects of your big day. Some couples might want to keep a ceremony small and intimate so that most of the wedding budget can go toward a fabulous reception – it’s all up to you!
Here are some important tips to keep in mind if you’re planning a Pittsburgh wedding on a budget:
What’s important to you?
When going down the list of vendors, pick two to three things that are non-negotiable for your budget. Typically, couples select the wedding photographer (you’ll want to cherish memories forever, so skimping on a photographer is one of the most common regrets from couples!), the venue and the food as the top three most important aspects of the wedding that they want to focus most of the budget on. Once you determine how much to spend on these areas, you can designate the rest of your budget to other local Pittsburgh vendors, such as florists and bakers.
Pittsburgh is a gorgeous city full of amazing venues – some of which you might not have even considered! Depending on the season in which you get married, venues can often become pricey or booked well in advance, but don’t worry, there are still plenty of budget-friendly options that are beautiful and fit any number of styles or aesthetics. Look to the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy for venues, or contact one of your favorite city restaurants for venue space – they’ll not only often include catering for a package price, but you’ll get some amazing views, too!
Work with Vendors
Depending on which Pittsburgh wedding vendor you select, there might be ways to save a little money – such as picking up the flowers or other wedding décor to save on delivery costs. Check with your Pittsburgh vendor to see if it’s an option!
Pittsburgh wedding budget tips don’t have to put a crimp in your wedding style, but it’s worth it to make some adjustments and save a bit of money – more for you to spend on your honeymoon! If you need more tips or Pittsburgh vendor recommendations, send me an email.