Planning the ideal wedding can seem overwhelming at times. There are so many choices to make! Are you trying to find the best outdoor wedding venue Virginia has to offer? Do you want a destination wedding? What’s your budget for flowers? The list goes on! This is especially true if you are getting married in San Diego, one of the most sought-after wedding locations in California. But, not to worry, there are plenty of affordable wedding venues in San Diego. You just have to know what to look for when planning.
Use San Diego’s Stunning Views as Your Main Décor and Focal Point
San Diego has the most beautiful weather year round. You can use this to your advantage and plan a wedding that is outdoors or at least partially outdoors. For example, if let’s say you choose a venue like Skybox. Our location has indoor and outdoor space that provides stunning views of the San Diego skyline, San Diego Bay and Coronado Island. As such, you do not have to worry about bringing in a lot of super high end décor.
San Diego waterfront views are very breathtaking. So much so that you can use them to wow your guests. This means that you can use floral centerpieces and décor as accents, not the main focal point. Simply decorate with romantic lighting, candles and understated arrangements and let the skyline do the rest. Put budget into securing the venue you really want instead of settling for a generic hotel ballroom or another location.
Chances are, you can make the venue fit your budget by choosing the right one upfront. If you love the way it looks, you’ll wind up saving on all the excessive décor you would have to bring into other bland venues. Keep it classic and modern.
If you are having your wedding at a venue that offers outdoor seating, cocktail hour or reception space, you should consider having your wedding during the time of sunset. This way, you can use the natural beauty of the sky to create a beautiful and romantic backdrop. You do not have to worry about breaking the bank on decorations for a stuffy ballroom with white walls and little décor.
If you are holding your wedding reception in your own back garden in San Diego, chances are you might have your very own breathtaking view. A garden can sometimes need a bit of work to transform it into a viable venue though, but often this can be achieved through a couple of clever tricks. The main thing you’re going to need is outdoor lighting, so you’ll need to visit SALT Light & Electric’s website or another website that’s similar for an electrician who can install it all for you. Lighting is going to be the main thing that brings the atmosphere to a garden wedding, especially if it’s being held in the evening or in a marquee. After your electrician has installed your lighting and maybe a sound system, all you really need to do is hang out some bunting, spread a few blankets and cushions around the lawn and light some candles when it gets dark. Voila! Your perfect budget garden wedding!
What Makes a Wedding Venue Affordable?
While every couple’s budget is different, all couples share something in common. They want their wedding to be the most special and memorable day for them and their guests. After all, a wedding is a reflection of two people’s love and should showcase just that.
With this said, it’s a fact that not every couple has the same budget. But, no matter what your budget is, a qualified wedding planner and event space coordinator can help you plan the most elegant, special and memorable wedding that showcases your unique love and commitment to one another.
Things that Make Venues Affordable in San Diego
When you find the perfect location and you are questioning how to make it work within your budget, there are a few things to consider. As we discussed, the space and how much it needs to be offset by excessive décor accounts for a lot of the budget. Choosing a space that works well on its own with some nice finishing touches is the way to go.
Other things to think over that may help you to budget for the perfect San Diego wedding venue include:
- Does the space have TVs or monitors? – this may sound weird; after all your wedding is not a sporting event. But, you can use the TVs in a beautiful way to run through a slideshow of pictures of you and your spouse or you can even show a video montage during dinner to create extra entertainment and add to the day’s activities.
- Does the space have black out curtains? – while windows are amazing and make for the most romantic views, you may want to consider turning up the fun and closing the blackout curtains when it’s time to dance and passing out glowsticks (which you can order from party supply stores or Amazon) and creating the ultimate dance party your guests will not soon forget!
- Does the venue have a fireplace? – if you’re having an outdoor wedding at sunset, something to consider is whether the venue has an outdoor fireplace. This can save on space heaters and create a very romantic outdoor setting for your guests.
Schedule an Appointment with a Wedding Professional
If you are planning your wedding and are overwhelmed by the venues within budget, don’t be! There are several stunning wedding venues in San Diego that are very affordable and that may easily fit into your budget if you consider all the options. We at Skybox would love to speak with you about the stunning rooftop site we have available and can talk about how we can make it work well within your budget.