Vow renewals are a loving and romantic way to celebrate your love with your partner. If you have already spent a lot of money on your wedding, or you just don’t want to spend that much money right now, vow renewals are very easy to do on a budget. Here are our top tips for throwing a budget vow renewal ceremony.
1. Guest List
This is your vow renewal ceremony, nobody else’s, so don’t feel pressured to have a big guest list. Only invite the people who you actually want to be there on the day. Close friends and family are always a good bet, but a lot of the vow renewal ceremonies we do at Marry Me Ireland are just the couple themselves. It can be very intimate and romantic but if you’ve a lot of people around you that you think should be there, then the more the merrier.
Budgeting on the invites is a super easy way to save some money. Most people won’t even keep the invite after the event, so there’s no need to splash the cash. If you want to send traditional invites, post a letter to your guests, or create something on Word or Paint to send out. Alternatively, send out electronic invites by email, or even text, and the environment will thank you for it.
The venue is usually one of the more expensive parts of vow renewals and weddings. If you are looking to have a budget vow renewal, why not have it at home? If your house isn’t suitable, ask a family member or friend if they would be willing to host it. Parks and public spaces are always a good shout too, especially if you’ve somewhere special in mind.
Food glorious food! Next to the ceremony itself, this is our favourite part of vow renewals. However, there’s no need to go overboard on spending in this department. Cook some of the food yourself and ask your family or friends to bring the odd dish to help fill your guest’s bellies. Take a look at our blog on DIY food to get some ideas.
With the technology that is available nowadays you don’t have to hire a band or DJ to get good music. Make a playlist on Spotify or iTunes with your favourite music to play throughout the ceremony and reception. Designate someone to keep an eye on it, if you need certain songs played at certain times.
Keep things really simple in the decoration’s department if you want to have a budget vow renewal. Buy a couple of bundles of flowers from your local grocery store and spread them out around the venue. If you’re handy with a scissors, DIY some decorations to match.
Here at Marry Me Ireland we have a wide variety of exceptional celebrants who can deliver the vow renewal ceremony of your dreams – traditional, unique or otherwise. So get in touch today and we can start planning your special day!