The planning leading up to saying “I do” is one of the most exciting and nerve wracking times in a brides life. For those brides in KwaZulu Natal for example, finding affordable wedding venues near Durban and surrounds is just one such stress when trying to keep within your budget. However, there are many tips and tricks brides can consider to stay in budget and stress free to focus on what is most important – their “happily ever” after.
Search for pretty flowers for less
Flowers are one of the biggest parts of your wedding décor but they can come in at a pretty penny, too. Florists can charge thousands of Rands for even the simplest of bouquets, which could blow your budget out of the water.
Wedding blogs suggest choosing “cheaper” flowers to bulk up your bouquets (such as carnations) or even find a KwaZulu Natal venue that is already located within a garden setting – providing you with the colour and natural beauty your day deserves.
Get creative with DIY projects for your wedding gifts
Making your wedding gifts from scratch is both rewarding and a big money saver. Thanks to sites such as Pinterest, any craft project is a possibility. Not to mention, something made by hand is a nice, personal touch for guests.
Don’t dismiss the idea of a daytime wedding
Choosing to have a daytime wedding and reception can cut your bill to nearly half. Brunch or lunchtime foods are significantly cheaper and the chances are, your guests will not be ringing up the biggest bar tab, as they would have been in the evening. Finding an affordable wedding venue in Durban is easier than you think when you have the right focus. Having a friend officiate your wedding not only adds a personal touch to the day, but also can save you money on finding a priest to conduct the ceremony.
Find affordable wedding venues in Durban
There are affordable wedding venues in Durban but if you want something spectacular with a lower price tag, consider venturing out of the city.
Ingeli Forest Resort, for example, is a venue that offers a dreamy wedding venue and accommodation while our Ngela Ndaba chapel overlooks the Ingeli Mountain Range – the ideal place to tie your wedding nuptials. Contact us today to find out what wedding package we can organise for you on your special day. Feel free to check out our wedding venue reviews here