The ring is beautiful and everyone wants to see it and say “Congratulations”! You’re on cloud nine but eventually you start to come down and realize you have a wedding to plan. Now what?
In these economic times it’s more important than ever to start with your budget. I know, all you want to do is go dress shopping! Not so fast, you will thank me in the long run!
Schedule a meeting with all parents involved.
Establish the style of wedding you all envision.
Number of guests you will invite.
Determine the overall budget if at all possible; here is a formula to help.
Budget Formula: Percentage of overall budget
Reception Venue 65%
Wedding Gown 5%
Invitations/Programs/Menu Cards 3%
Rehearsal Dinner 3%
Ceremony Site 1%
Hair and Makeup 1%
Grooms Tuxedo is usually complimentary with wedding party order
If you find where your budget will not support your guest list to have the style of wedding you want, you will have to pare down your guest list.
Now get ready to go spend 5% of your budget on that gown you have always dreamed of wearing! Make sure you call for an appointment!