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Can you have a marquee wedding on a budget?
Just about every job is a compromise between what your client wants and what their budget is.
So is it possible to have a marquee wedding on a budget?
Yes absolutely but there’s things you need to make your customer aware of. The main way for them to save money is to have an unlined marquee so your customers are likely to want to do a lot of decorating of the marquee before the day. You should also point out that decorations should be cleared before you come to take the marquee down – people are very happy decorating a marquee but not so keen un-decorating it!
Another alternative is to save space by having seating on the dance floor. Typically this would be the top table as everyone on it should be off socialising for the evening (ever seen an occupied top table late on at a wedding?)
A marquee can fit more people in standing than seated. A popular option is to limit the numbers of guests for the meal with more guests arriving for the evening. At the end of the meal all of the tables are cleared, the seats are moved to the edge of the marquee and this gives the added capacity needed for the evening.
No doubt there are many more money-saving ideas but these are the most popular I came across in the marquee hire industry.
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