Making Your Wedding Reception Affordable in Tacoma
You’ve gotten engaged and now it is time to plan the wedding but everywhere you look you see money signs and wonder how you’re supposed to plan the wedding when everything you want adds up to so much. You want to have an amazing wedding and enjoy it and everything that comes after it, but the thought of being in debt so far is enough to make you cringe and you’re worried about arguing with your significant other because you both want some special touches at the wedding. The good news for you is that your dream wedding doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are some solutions which might help you:
The costliest part of your wedding is most apt to be the reception and this is what we are going to concentrate on figuring out today. The first thing you need to consider is when and where you are going to have the wedding. If you’ve given yourself enough time to plan your special day, you’ll have time to do some shopping around to decide which wedding venue meets your needs and your budget. Be sure to find out what is and isn’t included with the price of the venue, i.e. bar service, cleanup, table set up etc. Sometimes you might be paying for extras which you or someone in your entourage could look after for you. Also, many venues have peak seasons when they might charge more because they are easily booked up, but if you choose to have your wedding in the down season you might be able to pay less for the rental.
Picasso Catering isn't a one stop shop . . . but close if you're on a tight budget. Picasso has tables and chairs along with different choices of linen to compliment many colors and themes. In addition they also have a large supply of center pieces and decorations available. All at no rental charge. Their facility will handle 200 for sitdown dinners and up to 250 for most receptions. Caterer Debra works with her clients to come up with menus that are just right for each wedding reception and within reach of most budgets. But, of course Debra can prepare for almost reception ideas for larger budgets.
To have a beautiful wedding reception doesn’t mean that it must occur in the evening. A wedding can happen at any time of day you choose. You may be able to save some money if you have a wedding earlier in the day as you might choose to have a lighter meal. Either way, if you decide to have the meal catered, you should shop around and see which option suits your needs the best. Choosing to have a buffet style meal where everyone serves themselves can also help save money as you not have to pay servers.
A big wedding quandary is the guest list because you are trying to balance who the bride and groom want to invite without offending anyone, but you need to make your wedding budget fit with the reception you’re having and this might mean needing to scale back on the number of guests. A wedding with just those closest to you can be just as beautiful and memorable as one with a huge number of guests, especially as you don’t have much or any contact with some on your list and you are just including them out of a sense of duty.
When it comes to music and décor, there are many do-it-yourself options which you can choose. For décor a lot can be done in advance, and the internet is full of neat ideas. Party favors can be included as part of the décor too, and there are many affordable options which you can choose in whatever theme you want for your wedding. For flowers, you might be able to pick at least some of your own from a garden near you or have a friend do it for you. For you and your guests to have fun at the wedding, a band or DJ isn’t required. With today’s technology, an iPod or similar music device can play clear music, and it can be fun to send out a call for song suggestions with your invitations. Then during the wedding, your guests will be like, ‘They chose the song I picked.’ Picasso has a portable stage if you want to go ahead with a live band, also.
Beautiful weddings do not have to send you into financial ruin. The important thing is to know what you want for your wedding and be willing to look for options which will let you have it, without the huge costs. Try to enjoy the journey to your special day instead of letting the stress of the details consume you. Making your wedding reception affordable is possible. Picasso is always willing to help with more ideas to save you money, while still delivering the wedding of your dreams. Picasso is geat at delivering that amazing wedding you are looking for.
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Our venue located at 3822 South Union Avenue can seat approximately 200 people for weddings, social or business events. We have a great dance floor, a stage for live performers as well as an audio system & video projection services along with free Wi-Fi. We have full linen service, untensils, and even decorations available for your special event.
We urge you to check out all of our menus as we are happy customize your service to meet your tastes & imagination to make your event one to remember!
Offering delicious classics as well as innovative dishes is the hallmark of our reputation. Our goal is to make your function a memorable one, as we believe: "Food is Art - From Simple to Sublime"
"I've had several business lunches at Picasso Catering and they were all fantastic. My wife and I are planning our 50th Wedding Anniversary in August of 2016. We've already booked the space and looking forward to the food!"
-- Review from NW Adventures