Cheap Weddings in Kansas City

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A bustling city, with plenty of competition in the bridal service market, ensures that it is possible to find a real bargain when looking for venues, catering and wedding day extras in Kansas City. Couples won’t have to scrimp when it comes to celebrating their big day, but they may want to think out of the traditional wedding box package if they want to cut down on costs.

Venue

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One of the biggest expenses when organizing a wedding is the venue. To reduce costs try booking well in advance as it can be easier to negotiate a better deal with a larger time frame. Consider getting married on a Friday or a Sunday as many venues in Kansas city will be cheaper on these less traditional days to get married. In the long run it may be cheaper to book a venue that comes with its own style and atmosphere, somewhere that you don’t need to spend money on to decorate and personalize. There are some great choices in Kansas City that don’t need decking with candles, flowers and ribbons: The Uptown theatre, an old theatre, once graced by famous actors, could provide a glamorous thespian style wedding venue or Union Station, a restored station, where couples can get married under the six-foot wide clock that hangs in an archway could provide a historical setting.

The Uptown Theater 3700 Broadway St. Suite 210 Kansas City, MO 64111 (816) 753-8665 uptowntheater.com

Union Station 30 W Pershing Road Suite 850 Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 460-2078 unionstation.org

Wedding Dress

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Leave plenty of time to look for the perfect wedding dress, don’t make hasty and expensive decisions just because time is running out. Many bridal shops in Kansas City offer a large selection of gowns. Explaining to the assistants your budget and desired style before trying on dresses will prevent them from fitting you out in something you cannot afford. Wedding dresses are only worn once, so consider renting a dress, this will save money and ease storage problems after the big day. Tomorrow’s Memories is a bridal boutique local to Kansas City that can kit out the whole bridal party in rented clothing and has an interest free payment plan.

Tomorrow’s Memories 301 W. Central P.O. Box 794 Andover, KS 67002 (316) 733-0860 tomorrowsmemoriesbridal.com

Food

Some wedding venues will allow couples to hire private caterers for their big day. Feeding guests with a buffet or hog roast style meal can be cheaper, not to mention more sociable than a sit down three course meal. Sugar and Spice catering provide a range of catering options. Brides and grooms with a budget may choose an unstaffed buffet to cut down on staffing costs.

Sugar and Spice Catering 301 Main Street Parkville, MO 64152 (816) 587-9527 sugarandspicecatering.com