Most couples have a special vision they'd like for their wedding day.
For example, you probably you want your wedding to be fun and memorable. Great food, good times, a beautiful setting...these are all elements of a great wedding.
But if you're like a lot of the bridal couples we work with, you don't have an unlimited budget. You want it to be beautiful and perfect but you also want it to be affordable.
You can have a beautiful and affordable wedding by prioritizing what's most important to you. For example, a unique wedding venue like Mercer Castle doesn't require a lot of decorations.
This is a truly special venue in Doylestown, PA. It's a beautiful historical venue perfect for a unique, maybe even quirky wedding like yours.
In nice weather your guests can spill into the adjacent tent (included in your rental fee) and you can have up to 150 guests.
The average wedding cost in the United States is around $30,000 but there's no reason you have to spend your children's first year college tuition on your big day. It can be special, unique and perfect for you without breaking the bank.
Here are three considerations to significantly reduce your costs.
1—Limit Your Guest List – Food and drink adds up quickly, if you cut your guest list even by 15-20 people you can see a significant savings. Plus, a more intimate wedding is extra special for you and your guests because you'll know everyone and actually get to speak to them.
2—Hold Your Ceremony and Reception in the Same Place – It allows you to keep costs down since you don't need to rent a separate location worry about transportation for your guests or wedding party. Instead of wondering if everyone can find their way to the reception, you can simply turn around and receive the congratulations!
Hint: Most couples who choose the Mercer Museum site hold both their ceremony and reception here.
3—Leverage Our Knowledge – The in-house caterer at the Mercer Museum is Memorable Affairs. We cater 100 weddings a year and have been working with the Mercer Museum for nearly 30 years. We can advise you on what DIY touches will be truly cost-effective and which are not.
It's quite possible to hold a beautiful celebration of your love without maxing out your credit cards. But it starts with smart planning. Why not download our 8 Questions to Ask Your Caterer document and start planning your affordable wedding today?