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16 Tips to Make the Most of a Tiny Vow Renewal Budget
Planning a vow renewal on a very small budget can be a little challenging, but it’s completely doable and you can have a lovely vow renewal ceremony and reception. Just keep in mind why you are renewing your vows as you do your planning – this is about the two of you, not having a big party you really can’t afford. Focus on the elements that are the most important to you and skimp on or skip those that aren’t. Don’t care about having a big meal, don’t! Simply serve cake with punch and coffee. Dying to dance the evening away with your sweetheart, put your money into a DJ or sound system. Here are sixteen tips to planning a vow renewal on a $200 budget for up to 50 guests.
A few of notes:
- There is no budget for alcohol in this list – that’s because it is a huge expense and doesn’t fit very well into a small budget vow renewal.
- We’re assuming you either have or have access to plenty of crock pots, roasters, coffee pots, and beverage containers at no cost through family, friends, or church.
- You’re counting on the help of family and friends to help with setup, serving, clean up, and general support.
- Cutting your guest list back to only the most important people in your life will definitely save you money.
- If you really want to serve alcohol, have a late evening reception and opt for an inexpensive sparkling wine paired with simple appetizers and cake.
- A classic backyard cookout or even pizza delivery can be other great “catering” options that will keep you on budget.
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