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wedding location is so important
wedding location is so important

Planning your Wedding

Planning your wedding can be completely intimidating but if you simply can not afford a wedding planner let me help with where to start.

First and foremost is the date, though everything else is as important the date can change the whole budget of your wedding. Off season as well as during the week dates can completely change the price of your location as well as your wedding attire costs if the groom as well as groomsmen are renting their tuxedos or even part of their wedding attire.Check off day or week day pricing to save a bundle.

Your date should be planned around the most important of wedding party as well as wedding guests. The bride and groom of course but also the immediate family of both the bride and groom are equally as important. Next consider the entire wedding party as a whole.If you plan your wedding far enough in advance you can ask everyone to plan to set vacation times at the time of your wedding. The date is a very important part of your wedding planning.


Setting a Budget is a Must

Setting a budget is always a must on the top of your list. Without money your wedding will not happen in the absolute perfect way you want it to so make sure to sit down with your fiance and plan a budget carefully. This is one of the most changing yet rewarding areas of your wedding planning.

Start with the biggest items first now for some this will be venue, yet others this may be the wedding dress. For you the budget should reflect your items of choice based on the level of of importance to you.

Notebook Wedding Planners Best friend
Notebook Wedding Planners Best friend

Planning the Event

Planning the Event is much smoother if you start with a few basic questions:

1. What are your favorite locations?

2. How many guest? How many people do you and your finance want to invite? Make a list name on a piece of paper. Think about what kind of invitation you might want. To save money consider printing your own invitations. Here are some free printable wedding invitations.

3. What colors would you like to see for flowers and other decorations for your wedding?

4. What kind of wedding attire? What would you like to see your wedding party wear including yourself and your fiance?

5. What kind of food would you like to have at your reception?

6. What kind of Wedding cake do you like? Don't forget the wedding cake topper. Consider wedding cupcakes to save a bit of money on the wedding cake.

7. What kind of music and entertainment would you like to have?

8. What kind of honeymoon do you want?

Here is an example of a Wedding Budget:

Starting budget $5000.00


Location: 20% -$1000.00

Where the wedding will be held, the cost of wedding officiator, seating for number of guests as well as invitations


Wedding Attire: 30% -$1500.00

Head to toe Grooms clothing, brides wedding dress and wedding parties attire as well as flowers bouquet for bride as well as brides maids and boutonnieres for groom and grooms men


Reception: 30 % -$1500.00

Food as well as wedding cake and entertainment


Honeymoon: 20% -$1000.00

This is obviously just an example*

You get the idea.

If you do not plan to pay for a location then move that amount of your budget to other areas; better yet split the amount between them all. The same idea goes for if you will not have a honey moon until later.



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Wedding attire can add up set your budget first Figure everything into your budget now save a head ache laterConsider your entire wedding party and who can purchase their own clothes to save you moneyconsider over all colors when you plan your wedding
Wedding attire can add up set your budget first Figure everything into your budget now save a head ache later
Wedding attire can add up set your budget first Figure everything into your budget now save a head ache later
Consider your entire wedding party and who can purchase their own clothes to save you money
Consider your entire wedding party and who can purchase their own clothes to save you money
consider over all colors when you plan your wedding
consider over all colors when you plan your wedding

PRINTABLE BLANK BUDGET

Copy and paste this blank list into word or another program of your choice.

Next print out your blank list and start planning away!

Good luck on your special day!

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

A well organized hub with very sound siggestions. Well done.


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Envoy 6 years ago from USA Author

Thank you I hope you have a great day ;)


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sameerk 6 years ago from India

Very well organized and helpful to marriage people


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Envoy 6 years ago from USA Author

Thank you so much

Have a great Friday =)


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Holly R 5 years ago

Well organized with lots of helpful info. Very informative!


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Envoy 5 years ago from USA Author

Thank you Holly I really appreciate that. Have a wonderful day!

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