Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bridal Premiere Question 4

Question: How do I get the wedding I want on a budget? - Anonymous

Answer: Dear Anonymous, it's really all about priorities! For my budget brides, I typically have them complete a bit of homework in which you need to evaluate what is most important to you on your big day.

Here's how you can do this on your own. Create a list including the following options below.

1. Location
2. Ambiance/Decor
3. Flowers
4. Food
5. Entertainment
6. Photography
7. Videography
8. Cake
9. Gown
10. Linens
11. Lighting
12. Favors

Feel free to add anything else you can think of that you would like to include that is not on the list above. Otherwise read through the list and put the items in order of importance. What is most important to you and your fiance on your day? Is it where you get married or just what the room looks like? It it how you look or how your photos come out? Each aspect is important to people for different reasons. Once you have come up with your list with the items above in order of importance it will be that much easier to prioritize what is necessary and what is not. In doing so, it will alleviate the pressure when you create your budget because you will be able to allocate funds based on your priorities. If after doing your homework you still are facing trouble feel free to call our office and I will try and work through your budget with you.

Another option would be to hire a coordinator to allocate your budget and design your vision at the same time. We have experience with budget management and also have very strong relationships with key vendors that enables us to negotiate discounts. As far as our fee, we always make sure to include it within your budget so you are not spending extra for the services rendered.

Happy Planning!

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