How to save on your dream wedding!

Are you looking to make the wedding of your dreams more budget-friendly? Our wonderful team at Babalou is here to save (literally and figuratively) the day!

Plan your dream wedding on a budget

Your dream wedding can start to add up with all the little details that go into it, so knowing how to cut down costs without sacrificing too much is important. 

If you’re starting to plan your wedding, we’ve put together a few ways that can help you stay within budget and achieve your dream wedding. These ideas, in conjunction with our Once in a Lifetime offer, are guaranteed to make your wedding day even more special!

Wedding Packages 

Wedding packages are a great way to save money and they can cover a range of important wedding factors. 

Our Once in a Lifetime offer gives you complimentary premium room hire, a two-course alternate drop menu (entrée and main), four-hour beverage package, and flexibility on booking conditions to assist with COVID-19 related issues. Book your wedding between August 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021 to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime offer! Our friendly staff are currently taking enquiries here.

The Wedding Date

Selecting the date to get hitched is an important factor that can save you money! The most popular days of the week to get married are Saturday and Sunday, and the high demand of venues and vendors on these days affects the cost greatly. Choosing a weekday to get married will save you a small fortune on a range of elements that go into your wedding. 

However, if a weekday wedding doesn’t suit you and your guests, we suggest choosing a date in the wedding off-season. The colder months of autumn and winter usually have lower demand, which means you may find it cheaper to book a date during these seasons. 

Location, Location, Location

Having a picturesque wedding is at the top of everyone’s wish list for their wedding, and having your reception nearby will save you travel costs as well as the opportunity to receive discounts for using local venues. 

For example, our venue provides you with a stunning location to have your reception, thanks to our panoramic ocean views and gorgeous nearby ceremony locations to suit your dream wedding desires. Check out our wedding ceremony suggestions that are conveniently located a short distance from Babalou. 


Save on postage costs and send your invitations and save-the-dates online! Websites like Paperless Post allow you to create beautiful invites that get emailed to the recipient, and allows them in turn to RSVP and let you know their dietary requirements.

Additionally, you can send reminder emails to your guests, meaning you don’t need to stress yourself out following-up with everyone. 

Have friends lend you a hand

Many of us have talented friends and family who can bake amazing cakes or are fantastic at hair and make-up. Why not ask them if they would help with your wedding? It may be cheaper as they can give you a discount (or offer it as a wedding gift), and it adds a special touch to your wedding day. 

Otherwise, have your trustworthy friends and family members help pick up flowers, cake or decorations to save you money on delivery costs and make the day run smoothly! 


Save money on wedding decorations and create a Pinterest mood board filled with DIY decorations for your wedding. You’ll be surprised at the gorgeous things you can create that will add a personal touch to your wedding, and make all your guests ask who did the decorations! You can even gather your friends for an artsy night in or ask your partner to join in on the fun.