Budget Weddings are Possible Posted on March 13, 2014

When my husband and I were planning our own wedding back in 2008, we were so frustrated looking for a place to celebrate our wedding reception that fit our budget and requirements. We knew hotels would not be an option as they were just too expensive.


When exploring other event venues, what was frustrating was that we needed to get their accredited caterers whose menus were also way above our budget. They also had set packages which did not allow us to tailor fit our reception based on what we just wanted. Some had in their packages invitations, guest books, floral arrangement, a bridal car, etc., but we already had these and did not want to avail of it anymore. However, their pricing remained the same.


If we were lucky enough to find an affordable place that allowed us to hire our own caterer, they would charge exorbitant corkage fees. Our own frustrations in finding a suitable venue pushed us to open our own events venue that offered a real alternative to budget conscious couples.


We wanted to offer a reasonable alternative, but at the same time we did not want to compromise on the design and amenities of our own venue. We want to give our clients a venue that looks like most expensive venues, but truly reasonably priced. No, we are not a garden. We are not a tent. We are not an outdoor venue. We designed our place with our clients in mind. We knew we needed to equip it with all the necessary amenities so that our clients would be spared from having to spend extra for these. We knew we needed to offer more client-friendly policies like no corkage for additional food brought in (like lechon) and offer affordable suppliers such as catering. So we did our homework and looked for suppliers who could provide our clients with these affordable options without compromising the quality of their products and services.  


We knew that we wanted it to look as elegant as hotel ballrooms so we put in silver ceiling swags and big decorative lamps. We also put in huge lighted wall frames where couples could have their photos printed on banners and hung on the frames so that as guests would walk into the venue, the couple would be the center of attention. It was an indoor art gallery featuring the client. We wanted the couple to be the feature, not our venue. It is their day after all. 


This is how Bounce Events Ground came to be. People often ask us how we can offer packages for as low as Php 95,000 for 4-hours venue use and buffet meals for 150 persons. Easy, we choose reliable suppliers who can also give you value for money packages. Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event. We understand that everyone wants it to be as grand and memorable as possible. But this doesn’t mean you have to spend all your life savings in just that one day. I remember when we were planning for our own wedding, I told my husband then, how will we feed ourselves after the wedding when all our money will go to spending for the celebration? I knew then that there was a way everyone could have a practical yet elegant wedding.


So we are here to help all those practical minded people – people who work hard to save up for this special day, couples who delay in having their wedding so that they have enough time to save and to canvass for suppliers, to plan their finances and attend countless wedding fairs in the hopes of finding great deals.


So to all of you out there looking for another option, don’t give up hope. Budget weddings are truly possible. BUDGET DOES NOT have to mean CHEAP. It means it's SULIT. :)


Visit us at Bounce Events Ground so we can help you. The best part is your guests won’t even notice that you were on a budget. Now that’s priceless!


The author is the owner of Bounce Events Ground, the newest all-occasion venue located at the center of the Metropolis at No.359 Dansalan St., near EDSA-Boni, Mandaluyong City. For more information about Bounce Events Ground, you may view our website www.bouncepartiesinc.com, email inquire@bouncepartiesinc.com or call us at 0922-8bounce/234-2239/717-0295 if you need assistance in preparing for your wedding or any other occasion.