For the budget savvy couple and fiscally minded couple, the idea of planning a free wedding is no longer completely out-of-grasp. Sure, it’s a long shot. But to succeed, couples need to understand that with free things – comes compromise and the need to think outside the box. With creativity, strong negotiating skills and an unparalleled desire to offer guests a unique event experience, couples would be remiss not to attempt to plan a free wedding.
The first step in planning the event is to have a rough idea of logistics and be ready to compromise and negotiate. Things to consider include number of guests, length of event, and desired formality. Next, offer venders and venues an opportunity to promote their products through your wedding.
Yes it may be a bit tacky, to advertise on your special day, but hey, it’s free! Promise to blog, write an online press release, and let them know that you will help them drum up furture business. It’s amazing what you can get for free if you only ask. Many companies would love to have others hear about your experiences to give them online exposure. Yes, it’s a hail mary, but it just might happen.
Hopefully, the big day will go off without a hitch and you can move on to trying to hook up a free honeymoon!