Are you saving for your dream wedding day, but your budget is limited?

Here are 5 top money saving wedding reception ideas suitable for all styles, that you may not have thought about.

top money saving wedding reception ideas


I’m not talking about celebrating your special day amongst the locals propping up the bar!

There are some beautiful pubs with function rooms.  There may event be one with a private garden for photographs, and also for Pimm’s on the lawn.

Function rooms in pubs usually have a low (maybe even no) room hire charge.

Other ideas to think about:

If the function room is dark, use lots of fairy lights and tea lights;

Why not entertain your Guests with the surroundings by holding a “Wedding themed” pub quiz after your speeches?

Some Pubs are licenced for Civil Ceremonies, so maybe able to have your Wedding all under one roof.


Do you enjoy the taste of the Mediterranean? Feed your Guests with Greek Salads and Stone baked pizza’s served on Wooden boards.  A Med Wedding could easily be held in a Village Hall:

Use small pots of herbs or miniature bottle of Olive Oil for Favours;

Instead of having a formal style meal, have a Pizza Van turn up to feed your Guests;

If you are serving your own food, serve it on rustic style wooden boards.


You could have an outdoors style wedding with the added bonus of luxury camping on your Wedding Night (if that’s your thing) and Guests could bring their own tent, so accommodation worries are solved.  Take a look at Barnutopia and Wrekin Forest Weddings

Hire a Hog Roast to feed your Guests, for that outdoors feel;

To decorate your Venue, use solar powered lanterns and fairy lights;

Keep your drinks rustic by serving them in wheelbarrows or baths!

top money saving wedding reception ideas



I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t want to rely on the Great British Weather for a Woodland Wedding, but you can bring the outside in quite easily;

Overdress your Venue with lots of greenery and foliage;

Wooden crates and pallets make great low-cost props



Think about Mid week or out of season for your Wedding. Nowadays, seasons are changing and you maybe lucky to have an October wedding with better wedding than one in May! – Plus, Autumnal Weddings are so romantic…

Walk down the aisle covered in colourful leaves;

Use pine cones for place settings

Serve your Guests hearty foods rather than an extravagant fine dining experience

top money saving wedding reception ideas

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