Of course a barn wedding sounds like a great idea, but did you know that you are in responsible for getting everything? Literally everything. Who wants to keep track of tables, chairs and even silverware? These items add up. Here are a few tips guaranteed to help you stay within your budget.

1. Pick an all-inclusive venue


An all-inclusive venue like Anthony’s Pier 9 includes everything from top shelf open bar, menus, linens, the wedding cake to even the LED up-lighting adorning the ballroom walls. Anthony’s Pier 9 even has outdoor and indoor spaces to accommodate your ceremony and cocktail hours. Just let us know what you would like on the menu!


2. All about the Vase

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One of the best ways to show your personal style and theme for your wedding is through the centerpiece. According to Lucille of Lucille’s Florals in Fishkill, NY, she suggests couples provide their own vessel (vase) for their florals.


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Shop the sales! Select flowers that are in season, this will provide a more cost effective solution than out of season blooms. David Recine of Flowers by David Anthony offers this advice:

“Use flowers that have a fuller coverage to fill in the centerpiece and give you that bang for your buck.”


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David’s insider tip is to also shop flea markets and garage sales for interesting vases and bowls that will add the special touch to your tables. He suggests the use of greenery and branches to add that wow element to your décor.

3. Do your homework

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Every reception needs it professionals. These are your music services, photography (photo booth) and videography specialists. Many vendors offer more than just their specialty. Most offer photo booths, photographers and even videographers. Find the professional that matches your personalities and budget. A great place to start is pros.bonurahospitality.com.


4. Wedding Dress

You will definitely have fun trying on dresses. Some dresses can cost thousands but you can still have the dress of your dreams at a great price. Check out places likes David’s Bridal that offer gorgeous dresses at a reasonable price or websites like Azazie.com where you can try on the dresses before you buy the one you fall in love with.

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Shop the sample sales. Kleinfeld in NYC offers sample sales a few times a year. Dresses and accessories are sometimes up to 70% off. You can sign up directly thru their website for updates and sample sale dates.

You can plan your dream wedding on a budget. When you book with Anthony’s Pier 9 or any Bonura Hospitality Group Venue you get an entire team to help you plan the event of your dreams. A combined 350 years of wedding expertise will assist you in making the dream a reality.