You are being married in Seattle!
Whether you have started your wedding planning or are just beginning to piece things together for your big day, you may be amazed to know that the Seattle and the Pacific Northwest offer you “local savings options” for your wedding day and celebration.
Planning a wedding can cost big bucks. If you’ve got the money and the vision, you can create your wedding day as you like. For many couples, spending $28,000 (the average cost for a wedding in the United States this year) isn’t on the table. With the economy soft and jobs still tight or unstable, many couples are taking a sharp pen to their wedding budget and getting creative when it comes to “what to spend and how to spend” on their wedding day.
As a Seattle wedding veteran and having been to hundreds of Northwest weddings in all shapes and sizes, I’d like to offer you two “local savings options” for your wedding day:
The Seattle Parks & Recreation Department ~ Local Parks: Seattle offers gorgeous parks for a wedding ceremony and celebration. You can save big bucks on a wedding venue by booking your wedding at a park in King or Snohomish Counties. The Parks Department keeps a calendar for each “wedding year” and accepts bookings for an upcoming year on a specific date. Fees for a park are amazingly reasonable and if a couple wants a fun, casual and outdoor ceremony and celebration, one of the parks within the Seattle Parks System may be a most excellent choice.
Some of my favorite Seattle parks with buildings/covered area options: Golden Gardens Bathhouse, Volunteer Park, Carkeek Park, Magnolia Park and Parsons Garden. For more information, go to: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/ceremonies.asp.
Change The Day Of Your Week: In Seattle, the weekend is “prime time” for a wedding. If you are holding your wedding on a Friday,Saturday or Sunday you will pay top dollar or best rate for your venue, photographer, florist, caterer, officiant, to name a few.
While areas of the country tend to be more traditional when it comes to scheduling a wedding on a weekend, more and more couples in the Seattle and Puget Sound area are holding their wedding on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and saving serious dollars in the process.