Weddings are magical but generally stressful. Money is one of the most stressful things about these events. It is estimated that couples spend up to €100,000 on this event in the United States only.
Fortunately, I’ve found 6 ways to keep calm while planning for your wedding. It all boils down to good planning and the right decisions at the proper time. Read on.
Avoid Big Mistakes
Keep from making the horrible mistake of organizing a €100,000 wedding if you only have €10,000 in your pocket, that’s inadvisable. Planning over your budget will stress you out and drive you mad.
Always choose the simplest option to make the event more comfortable and cost-effective. Remember, if you have any spare Royal Vegas mobile casino winnings, add them to the total budget.
Both families must do their bit but discussing who’s paying for what is always a must. These are conversations that need to happen and there’s no way to avoid them. Traditionally, the groom’s family makes the largest part of the contribution, but this does not always happen. For many, talking to each family apart is better.
Consider the Cost
Establishing the total cost of the event is paramount, regardless of the type of wedding you’re planning. At this stage, be realistic and go with the most favourable options. The bride and groom should compare all the options they have and engage the relatives afterwards.
The Guest List
In the end, you will be unable to invite everybody. The more guests you invite, the more liquor and food you have to pay for. Additionally, you’ll have to think of stationery, décor, location, and other items.
Both the bride and groom should make this list considering the location and resources they have at hand.
Deciding on the setting will always be difficult because of money. There are oftentimes options that are not as luxurious but rather practical. You can have your reception in a small location or a hotel that rents ballrooms. Just bear in mind you have to consider your guest list and budget when making your choice.
Something else to consider is that people generally drink less during the daytime. If you go for a morning reception, you’re likely to spend much less.
The Wedding Style
The wedding style also affects the outlay. If you like formal wedding receptions, be ready to spend more money. For example, the fee for a piece band can cost you twice the price. If you don’t want to be concerned with these expenses, go with a more casual event.
Putting together a wedding reception will always take time and money but I think it is possible to replace those things that add pressure, with more affordable and simple options.