To prepare the best day of your life, you will have to calculate your budget intelligently. And you will realize that the bill can go up quickly. Dress, catering, ballroom, music will inflate the amount of your wedding quickly to reach on average 13 000 €. Wedding rings can also be a major source of spending.
But there is an interesting solution born in the United States to reduce its marriage budget by 20 to 50%: sponsorship. It’s really about soliciting providers who will sponsor your marriage and therefore will partially fund it by providing you with benefits.
Of course, you will have to return the lift to these partners by advertising them during your wedding to all your guests. We must then think about the most balanced way to appeal to sponsorship. It’s not about turning the best day of your life into an advertising fair. Anticipate the way you can include advertisements in your event so that they are well developed (to satisfy the provider) but not untimely. This event is primarily your day and it is you who must be highlighted.
Here are some tips for creating an ad that will not pollute your marriage:
- Suggest to the partner to slip his card in the invitation
- Provide guests at the entrance of the room, flyers of your partner.
- Add small signs with the name of your caterer next to the buffet or leave his card available.
- Create a “partner” page on your wedding blog where you will highlight companies that have helped you finance your event.
But to find sponsors, we will have to be well organized. Take the time to prepare a file to present to your future partners by specifying the number of people invited, the date and place of the event but also and especially how you will be able to expose the name of their sign. Be convincing and pass on your enthusiasm to your partners to make them want to participate in this special day. Before approaching large groups, first go to companies in your area that need to be known and with whom contact will be easier.
Be careful, finding sponsors is not easy and requires a lot of personal investment. You have to know how to convince and persevere because companies that do not know about wedding sponsorship can sometimes find the process strange. In addition, get ready for criticism from some of your guests who do not understand your approach. Know how to explain the why of how and especially to integrate with taste these sponsors in your decoration. Your wedding is the best day of your life.