Congratulations, you and your soon to be partner have decided to take your relationship to the next level and get married. This is such an exciting time. The holidays are notoriously the most popular time to pop the question. Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over, it’s time to get to planning.
The first thing to do is to find a planner that can help you every step of the way to avoid that unnecessary stress. The first question I like to ask is do you know your budget? It is very important for you to have an idea of what you have to spend on your big day! You would be surprised even in this economy how expensive things can be. With that being said, one of the reasons our clients love us is that ALWAYS manage to find ways to achieve their desires in some creative fashion without breaking the bank.
Now every now and again we are lucky to have that client that money is no object. They are a luxury for us and a lot of fun to produce. However, with that being said, I have really started having a lot of fun creating our client’s visions on a budget.
Here are some interesting percentages to keep in mind:
Reception: 50% of total budget: this includes, lighting, event space rental, food and beverage, rentals of all.
Florals & Decor:10% of total budget
Music: 10 % of total budget
Photography/Video: 10% of total budget
Ceremony: 2% of entire budget
Stationary: 2% of entire budget
Rings: 2% of entire budget
Rehearsal Dinner: 1% of entire budget
Favors/Gifts: 3% of entire budget
Attire: wedding dress/tuxedo etc: 9% of entire budget
Transportation: 1% of entire budget
When a client calls us, we have created a very cool spread sheet program that shows purchase as they are made and inserted. This shows how it is taken out of the over all budget. Our clients find this so very helpful. Do not get overwhelmed. This process is really a great deal of fun. Just trust yourself with a professional and let the fun begin.
You are cordially invited to the wedding of your dreams!
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