There are weddings and there are WEDDINGs and most of us want to go for a wedding planning that shall deliver a WEDDING at the budget of a wedding. More for less – it applies to wedding planning as well. Therefore, onwards to a rather inexpensive but dazzling wedding planning. And an efficient wedding planner can smoothen things up for you.
How to Start!
Wedding planning is everything that concerns a clever approach towards a state-of-the-art yet expensive wedding. It’s easy to plan a wedding by spending a great amount; doing the same within a fixed budget is not. This is where a wedding planner comes in if your own ideas fall short. So, where do you start?
The first step of planning a wedding is to check the money matters. Any average wedding planning guide shall speak of a realistic amount, but realistic is a vague term altogether. Better, if you can set individual approximate amounts for the theme, the numbers of guests, the venue, the catering, dresses and the related paraphernalia including the entertainments, the wedding cake, the transport and the charges of the florist. It shall be easier that way to have an estimate of what you can get for the money you are ready to spend. The required adjustments shall become easier once the approximate cost is fixed.
Where to Start?
Since the reception incurs the biggest expense, it shall be wise to start calculating from there. Usually, it comprises half the cost of an entire wedding; a professional wedding planner can provide you with the additions and variations regarding planning the reception. For the venues, nothing compares to a little legwork; however, professional wedding planners have set lists covering every range, from restaurants and clubs to community and parish halls. Even for the florist, the dressmakers or the caterers, wedding planners have entire lists to suit every budget. Else, you can always search online and find out who is providing the best for the least in your locality. However, if you are willing to spend a million, you may ask the top dressmaker to fly down from Hollywood.
But if the question has to be answered per se, planning a wedding starts ideally from hiring a professional wedding planner with a proven track record. And if you think that’s going to eat up a large chunk from your wedding budget, then you must have arrived to the second millennium straight from the Stone Age!