The wedding budget consists of at least a couple of dozen items. If the wedding is with a small number of guests, there will still be expenses for wedding dresses, makeup and hair, motorcade, photo and video filming, dinner. Possibly bachelorette parties. Honeymoon trip. A luxurious wedding will add a banquet, show program, hosts, script and other costly details.
Drawing up a list of costs
The first decision made by the bride and groom or their parents is how solemn the ceremony will be and how many guests can be. Hence the following items of expenses.
Wedding venue. Wedding palace or organization of an outdoor wedding. In the case of an off-site celebration, the costs of decorating the venue of the ceremony, the host of the ceremony and musical accompaniment will be added. If a wedding is to come, an additional expense item will be added.
The second important component of the wedding budget will be the venue of the banquet, the choice of the wedding menu, and the decoration of the hall. Here, the costs directly depend on the number of people invited to the wedding celebration. You can tackle the issue yourself, you can rely on an invited host or invite a professional wedding planner. Experience shows that saving on professionals when preparing for a wedding is risky and more expensive. Your task is to make a choice.
Hence the choice of the host of the wedding celebration. Usually, the presenter is involved in resolving questions about the scenario of the wedding evening, show program, inviting artists, staging technical effects and musical accompaniment of the banquet. The costs will be clear after the script for the gala evening of the invited artists' fees has been agreed.
Essential elements of any wedding
Floristics. This important moment will be present both at a wedding without guests and at a grand wedding. The cost of flowers and decoration will depend on the time of year, on the scale of the event, on the cost of florist services. Considerable effort and money will be needed to create the bride's look, makeup, and wedding dress and shoes. The groom will have to choose a costume and many traditional details.
The staging of the wedding dance is becoming popular. Therefore, we take into account the cost of staging, dance lessons for the bride and groom. Parents or friends of the newlyweds should take care of the decoration of the bedroom or apartment, a luxurious hotel room for the young. Do not forget to include stag and hen parties in the wedding budget. Running them may require scripting, choosing a cafe or bar, bowling, or paying for other fun options.
Wedding cortege and its design. It can be anything from a retro carriage with three horses to a classic limousine or even a helicopter. Printing products for the wedding. The choice of photographers and video filming specialists, the subsequent editing and creation of a video sequence of the celebration is very responsible. Do not forget about the indispensable attribute of the wedding - the cake.
After the end of the wedding - honeymoon with a traditional honeymoon trip. Every detail of preparation is important and necessary. At this stage, when you have previously selected the places and specialists, the scenario and the menu, learned the prices and fees, you can safely calculate the costs of the wedding. You will see where you can save, what can be supplemented.