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How to organise a budget DIY wedding reception

    Congratulations on your upcoming DIY wedding reception! Planning a wedding can be a stressful affair, but with the right guidance and suppliers, you can make it a fun and memorable experience. In this blog, we will be providing you with some useful tips on how to organise a DIY wedding reception that fits your taste, style and budget.

    1. Set your budget

    First and foremost, determine a budget for your wedding reception. Having a clear idea of your budget will help you make informed decisions about what you can afford and what needs to be prioritised.

    2. Choose a venue

    Choosing a venue is crucial as it will determine the size and style of your reception. You can opt for a backyard wedding, a beach wedding, a garden wedding or a rustic wedding. Once you’ve identified your venue, you can start thinking about the decor, lighting, seating arrangements, and catering options.

    3. Plan the entertainment

    Entertainment is crucial to create a lively and fun atmosphere for your wedding reception. Hire in some quality equipment and create a playlist with your favourite songs instead of hiring an expensive DJ. 

    4. Choose your menu and drinks options

    Your guests will expect good food and drinks, so you want to make sure you have a wide variety of options that cater to different tastes. Depending on your budget, you can choose between a buffet, a sit-down or a family-style dinner. Also, make sure to consider dietary requirements, such as gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian options.

    Hire in a bar to take away the stress of keeping your guests watered, if your can’t stretch to that maybe head to the local Costco and buy your own, they’ll need to be kept cold though.

    5. Decorate your venue

    Decorating your wedding venue can transform an ordinary space into a beautiful and unique setting. Make sure to choose a theme that reflects your personality and style. You can use flowers, candles, string lights, balloons, bunting flags, or anything else that suits your theme.

    6. Hire a photographer

    Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so you want to make sure you capture all the beautiful moments. Hire a professional photographer who can document your special day and provide you with long-lasting memories. This can be massively expensive so maybe hire a nice camera and employ a friendly guest who has an eye for a shot.

    In conclusion, organising a DIY wedding reception can be a fun and rewarding experience if you plan ahead and follow these simple tips. Remember, your wedding day is about celebrating your love and commitment to each other, so make sure to enjoy every moment and create lasting memories. Congratulations again, and all the best with your wedding planning!