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    Money-Saving Tricks For Planning Your Event

    February 18, 2013

    Planning an event can be time consuming... not to mention pricey! You might have a tight budget, or maybe you have to take money out of your own pocket, which might lead to a little financial freak out! But have no fear. Instead of spending all of your saved up cash in your bank account, Eventup is here to help you hold onto some of it for future events. Here are some money-saving tricks that you should take into consideration while planning your next event!

    Homemade Decorations. You don't have to spend half of your budget on decorations when you can make them yourself or find them around the house! Dig through your garage for your white holiday lights, and hang them in the trees or around the house! There are tons of DIY decorations that you should try to save money for your next event. Paper lanterns always look great at outdoor venues!


    Request Donations. Whether you're planning a corporate event, a private party, or something for your family, it doesn't hurt to ask for help. Ask your guests to bring a food dish or something for the house, or if that's inconvenient for them, just ask for a cash donation! People are much more generous than you probably think, and if you encourage them that it'll make their party more spectacular, they'll be sure to help out!


    Go Cheap. If you're out buying decorations, party favors, or other party accessories, go for the cheap options! Your guests won't have any idea that there was a fancier option at the store, and they'll be having way too much fun at your party to even notice! Save some of your money for other necessities!


    Party Planner. Hiring an event planner is a great way to save money in your planning process. Event planners have relationships with many different vendors and companies, so they're definitely good at negotiations, and they can most likely get you deals for your next event! Hiring an event planner makes it a package deal: they'll handle the logistics and keep some stress off of you, and they're familiar with the event planning industry!

     


    Planning an event doesn't have to be as expensive as you might think. Go the cheap way, ask for help, and do things at home to lower your total spendings, and you'll definitely be happy afterwards with some extra cash! What's your favorite money-saving technique for planning an event? Let us know in a comment below, or on Facebook or Twitter!