The news of an engagement often come as a surprise for most, after the excitement, tears and warm congratulations, then comes the big question; when is the big day? As if you have had time to actually think of the details among all of your emotions and excitements.
Your engaged, what a warm wonderful life long dream it has been, wow. During this time you will be faced with emotions, anxiety and excitement. Spreading the news to close family members first is the number one priority on your mind. Along with your jitters will come relief from sharing the excitement with others.
"Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Calculating a Wedding Budget
Calculating a Wedding Budget
Your wedding cost depends totally on your style and the type of wedding you would like to have. If deciding that a budget is necessary to prevent going above what you would like, consider alternatives to some of the things you would otherwise have. Some of the most expensive features of a wedding include:
The reception site could be at, a small hall, community center, banquet hall, out doors or even at a home. Getting the very best out of your reception does not mean it needs be an elaborated event. For some staying simple is more cost effective and easier to control, while for others an elaborated and expensive wedding is both affordable and necessary to capture all the glamour and prestige for their wedding as they would like.
Catering for your reception site is another item among the top of the list to consider when budgeting. Catering service like everything else depends again on how you would like your wedding to be presented. For food there is a wide selection and lots that could determine catering cost. You may want to take a moment to consider the guests you will be inviting and what their taste in dishes is like then, along with the liquor cost in mind calculate what it would take to please not only your pocket but also works to keep your guest happy and satisfied.
General tips to help you budget.
Determine a dollar figure between you and your spouse that is comfortable to spend on your wedding then, from that amount decide on how many people you will be able to invite. Calculate your budget for;
· Site rental
· Food & Drinks
· Equipment rentals
· Reception Costs
· Ceremony Fees
· Bridal Attire
· Groomsmen attire
· Invitations & Stationeries
· Photographers & Videographers
· Travel & honeymoon expenses
Remember while calculating that some of these cost and fees are only estimates. Use your negotiation skills if you must to help in reducing some cost with service providers. Your wedding may also be part funded by your parents or loved ones. With your budget keep in mind as well the parts the wedding party will play and who pays for what as referred in the Who Pays For What Article
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