How to Afford Your Dream Wedding Venue

Today, we're talking about a money-saving tip that will allow you to book your dream wedding venue without breaking the bank. Did you know that many venues, including Spain Ranch, offer off-day pricing and elopement packages?  Don't mark your dream venue off the list just because the Saturday price doesn't suit your budget.  Everyone has heard of off-season pricing, but should you sacrifice not getting married in your favorite season or month just to save money?  We don't think so!  When you book a non-Saturday, you're not just saving money, you're allowing yourself to get married in your favorite season/month too!  Booking an "off" day means you won't be competing heavily over desirable wedding vendors with other brides.  Saturdays are the most popular days for weddings, hence, it can be difficult to get the vendors you want.  Understandably, the first worry about booking an off-day for a traditional-sized wedding is if guests will be able to attend.  If you book far enough in advance and give your guests plenty of notice, they'll be able to make arrangements to be there.  Our Thursday weddings have been so.much.fun.  A few our weekday wedding dates were picked because of a relative's anniversary (so sweet)!  We had the most unique wedding on Leap Day, which fell on a Monday.  We had a Monday wedding in October, and a December elopement on a Monday with the dreamiest photos.  Sunday weddings can be an entire weekend affair with plenty of time to spend with your family and guests on Friday and Saturday. Sundays also happen to be the perfect day for a brunch wedding (our favorite type of wedding)! Can you say all-white barn in the morning light? Yeah. Your photos will be out-of-this- world gorgeous. Friday nights have the benefit of being a weekend night, so if you're concerned about guests leaving early (this hasn't been an issue for Friday or Sunday weddings at The Ranch) or you really want to have the vibe of a weekend party for your reception, Fridays are perfect.  A Friday wedding is also a fantastic option for a fall wedding if you and your guests are football fans.  A Friday wedding ensures the focus will be on you and not on checking the score of the game.  Beginning - midweek weddings are great days for intimate weddings or elopements. They're also good days to book if a holiday lands in the middle of the week when people are off work.  For example, you could book a Wednesday wedding because the Fourth of July is on a Thursday.  We offer elopement packages starting at $250/hr and we have ceremony + reception elopement packages available.  Why elope? It's incredibly intimate, and incredibly budget friendly. You'll have saved money normally allotted to the venue to put toward your dream wedding photographer, florist, gown, etc. (See our preferred list for several of those photographers and florists). Ultimately, your wedding is about YOU, and the day of the week won't matter when it's all said and done.  Look at the photos below.  Would you believe that not a single one of these photos is from a Saturday wedding?  These photos are just as beautiful as the photos taken from a Saturday wedding!  If you have questions about weekday weddings, unique weddings, and elopements, give us a shout!  We are the most- experienced elopement venue in Tulsa.  We love chatting unique weddings, and we'd love to host your wedding!

 

 December Elopement on a Monday :  Kailey Watson Photography

December Elopement on a Monday : Kailey Watson Photography

 Fall Friday Wedding in Tulsa :  Ellie Be

Fall Friday Wedding in Tulsa : Ellie Be

 Sunday Brunch Wedding Photo :   Kailey Watson Photography

Sunday Brunch Wedding Photo :  Kailey Watson Photography

 Thursday Wedding Photo : Casal Original

Thursday Wedding Photo : Casal Original

 Sunday Brunch Wedding Photo:  Kelbert McFarland Photography  

Sunday Brunch Wedding Photo: Kelbert McFarland Photography 

 Sunday Evening Wedding Photo :  Taylor O'Neal Photography  

Sunday Evening Wedding Photo : Taylor O'Neal Photography 

 Friday Evening Wedding Photo : Wendy Bobarikin Photography    

Friday Evening Wedding Photo : Wendy Bobarikin Photography 

 

 Sunday Brunch Wedding in Tulsa :  Abby Roses

Sunday Brunch Wedding in Tulsa : Abby Roses

 Autumn October Wedding on a Monday :  Chelsea Denise Photography

Autumn October Wedding on a Monday : Chelsea Denise Photography

 Friday Afternoon Wedding in June :  Kailey Watson

Friday Afternoon Wedding in June : Kailey Watson